A Common Problem
Back pain is a common problem affecting tens of millions of Americans each year. The back is a complex structure which contains many different types of tissues (bones, muscles, nerves, tendons, etc). This is why it is important to get a proper consultation and examination by a doctor who specializes in back pain problems.
Get A Proper Workup
The workup involves checking range of motion, posture, checking the integrity of each joint, palpating the muscles to detect spasms, checking the alignment, doing orthopedic and neurological tests and testing the functional strength & stability of the back. From this, the doctor can zero in on the specific areas of trouble.
Many Forms of Back Pain
Back pain comes in many forms. Sometimes the pain feels like a deep dull ache. It can feel sharp & stabbing (especially during motion). There is throbbing pain, electrical pain, and pain that may radiate into your buttocks, down your leg, or around your rib cage. The quality of the pain may give us important clues as to what tissues & structures are involved. It is important to correct the root cause that is holding you back from doing the things you need to do, want to do, or love to do.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain can be caused by many things like trauma (from a sports injury or a car accident), sitting at a desk for many years, being overweight, pregnancy, poor posture, arthritis or even disc problems. That’s why it’s important to have a thorough consultation & examination with a doctor familiar with back issues.
How can chiropractic care help with back pain?
Chiropractic care is the #1 most effective treatment for back pain. Study after study has shown superior clinical results with chiropractic adjustments compared to medications or exercise. In addition to being extremely effective, chiropractic is also the safest therapy known to man. It’s a drug-free, non-surgical solution enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans each year.
Do I need a referral from my medical doctor to seek treatment from Dr. Smith?
In most cases, you do not need a referral or permission from your medical doctor to get care from Dr. Smith. However, some insurance companies require a PCP referral. If that is the case, getting a referral is easy and fast.
What To Do About Back Pain
We start off doing a workup which consists of a consultation, exam, and a review of any current x-rays or MRI’s. After that, our Doctor create a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Your therapeutic trial may consist of corrective chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, soft tissue treatments, laser therapy, pulsewave therapy and rehabilitation. The Doctor may also prescribe herbal or botanical anti-inflammatory supplements. These therapies do not hurt, and are very effective at giving long-lasting relief from your toughest pain.
The place to start is by calling us and booking a consultation.