Back Pain may have a sudden onset or can be chronic pain; It can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the legs or feet, arms and hands and may include symptoms other than pain, such as weakness, burning, or numbness and tingling.
Lower Back Pain
In the U.S., lower back pain is the number one reason individuals under the age of 45 limit their activity. It is the second highest complaint seen in doctor’s offices and the fifth most common reason for hospitalizations. Unfortunately many individuals make the decision to have unnecessary spinal surgery which could have been easily avoided with conservative chiropractic care.
The Best Solutions for Back Pain
The right chiropractic solutions can help you to feel more comfortable and confident when taking on the challenges of everyday life. At Back and Neck Center, we offer the most practical and effective chiropractic care to help you feel healthier and to reduce pain in your back and other areas of your body. Our team will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your specific set of needs.
In most cases, your habits and daily activities can be contributing factors to your back pain. Some of the most common culprits include the following:
- Poor posture, especially slumping or leaning over a computer keyboard
- Sleeping in a bed that is either too soft or too hard to provide adequate support
- Failing to stretch adequately before engaging in exercise or strenuous activities
- Overstressing muscles by attempting to lift heavy loads
- Sitting too long in one position at your desk job
- Pressure on your back during driving
You may also experience back pain and discomfort after specific events that cause misalignment of your spine:
- Car accidents
- Injuries during sports activities
Spotting the Symptoms of Spinal Misalignment
Some of the most common signs of a misalignment in your spine are headaches and back pain. Other signs may include some or all of the following:
- Increased fatigue and problems with concentration
- Difficulty in turning your head
- Unusual levels of stress or irritability
- Muscle spasms
- Tingling or numbness in your back
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Back and Neck Center can provide you with the most advanced treatment options for your back pain and other issues. We work with you to provide the right treatment regimen for your needs.
Identifying Disc Problems
Along with misalignments of the spine, disc issues can also cause pain and issues with mobility. Often referred to as slipped discs, these issues actually stem from problems with tears, herniations or bulges in the discs that separate each vertebra from the adjacent ones in your spine. Disc issues can potentially cause serious issues, including pain in other areas of the body and difficulty in walking or sitting comfortably. The Shore Pointe Chiropractic team will provide you with the expert diagnostic help you need to determine if damaged or bulging discs are causing your back pain and will work with you to find the most practical solutions for your needs.
Taking a Holistic Approach to Treatment
At Back and Neck Center, we look at every aspect of your health and lifestyle to provide you with the most comprehensive and holistic treatment plan for your symptoms. We will start with a gentle manipulation of the affected areas to determine the extent of your misalignment or muscle injury. Our team will then evaluate the overall condition of your back and come up with a treatment plan that can relieve your pain and help you to feel your best every day.
Dealing With Long-Term Back Pain
Many of our patients come to us after receiving treatment from their regular physicians or orthopedic surgeons. We can often provide real relief from back pain even after surgery, which can help you to resume your normal activities and to live a relatively pain-free existence. The entire team at Back and Neck Center is committed to providing the most effective and practical treatment options for all of our patients.