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What are the Symptoms of Back Pain?

Back pain is a serious problem that many Americans face. According to the American Chiropractic Association, more than 31 million Americans suffer from back at some point in their life.

This type of pain can appear for a number of different reasons and may cause symptoms in all areas of the back. Back pain can dramatically reduce your quality of life if it is not treated appropriately and in a timely manner.

Here at Pure Chiropractic, we take back pain very seriously. We urge all those suffering from chronic back pain to understand the benefits of chiropractic treatment which is both non-invasive and natural.

Pure Chiropractic proudly serve residents of Howell, MI and all surrounding areas.

Back pain will typically appear localized in the lower back, middle of the back, or in the upper back regions. In some cases, the back pain that you experience will radiate into other parts of the body, including the leg, foot, or arm.

Depending on the reason for your back pain, you may experience different symptoms. The symptoms that you experience may be constant or may appear after certain movements or long periods of rest. Many individuals suffering with back pain will experience more severe symptoms just after standing up or if they have been on their feet for extended periods of time. Symptoms of back pain can include:

  • Stiffness along the spine, ranging from the base of the neck all the way down.
  • Pain that feels sharp and localized to one area, usually after activity.
  • Chronic pain in the lower back.
  • Pain that extends through the leg down to the thigh, calf, foot, or toes.

Back pain is a serious problem that many Americans face. According to the American Chiropractic Association, more than 31 million Americans suffer from back at some point in their life.

This type of pain can appear for a number of different reasons and may cause symptoms in all areas of the back. Back pain can dramatically reduce your quality of life if it is not treated appropriately and in a timely manner.

Here at Pure Chiropractic, we take back pain very seriously. We urge all those suffering from chronic back pain to understand the benefits of chiropractic treatment which is both non-invasive and natural.

Pure Chiropractic proudly serve residents of Howell, MI and all surrounding areas.

Back pain will typically appear localized in the lower back, middle of the back, or in the upper back regions. In some cases, the back pain that you experience will radiate into other parts of the body, including the leg, foot, or arm.

Depending on the reason for your back pain, you may experience different symptoms. The symptoms that you experience may be constant or may appear after certain movements or long periods of rest. Many individuals suffering with back pain will experience more severe symptoms just after standing up or if they have been on their feet for extended periods of time. Symptoms of back pain can include:

  • Stiffness along the spine, ranging from the base of the neck all the way down.
  • Pain that feels sharp and localized to one area, usually after activity.
  • Chronic pain in the lower back.
  • Pain that extends through the leg down to the thigh, calf, foot, or toes.

 

What is Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is a kind of supplemental or alternative medicine that focuses on treating problems with the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. Chiropractic treatment involves non-surgical appointments to reduce pain and restore mobility.

Unlike a standard doctor, a chiropractor does not focus on medication to relieve pain and symptoms. Instead, they focus on therapies to get to the root of the cause and relieve pain through spinal manipulation, mobilization, and other kinds of treatments or therapies. In many instances, you will use a few different treatments or therapies to reduce pain and restore mobility.

The most common kind of therapy or treatment from a chiropractor is known as an “adjustment.” During an adjustment, your chiropractor will twist, turn, and pop your joints in an effort to get them to move back into their natural place. Adjustments can be made to the spine, wrist, knee, ankle, elbow, shoulder or more.

Other forms of chiropractic treatment may include massages, heat and ice therapy, and exercise therapy. What will work best for relieving your pain will depend on what caused your injury and where the pain is located.

How Can Chiropractic Help Treat Back Pain?

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most common solutions for back pain. As an alternative form of medicine, chiropractic treatment will look at the position of the spine and other joints to determine if an out of place vertebrae is the source of your pain and discomfort.

To begin finding treatment for your back pain, your chiropractor will usually do a series of tests or x-rays to determine if adjustments or other forms of therapies can help remove your pain and restore your mobility. In these x-rays, your chiropractor will see if any discs are out of place or if your spinal nerve is being irritated. They will then determine how they can move and manipulate the spine to return it to its proper place and reduce the pressure that is causing you pain.

To reduce your pain, your chiropractor will typically set you on a schedule of routine adjustments. When you are just starting out, these adjustments will typically take place a few times a week. With each adjustment, your chiropractor will place a bit of pressure on the area that is out of line.

Through these adjustments, a chiropractor will restore mobility in the neck and spine to reduce irritation and pressure on the spinal nerve. When the vertebrae of the spine are out of place or improperly shifted, it can pinch the spinal nerve and cause pain in your back and body.

A chiropractor will adjust those vertebrae back into their natural and correct position. This will relieve the pain and restore normal movement once again. Your chiropractor may also recommend therapeutic exercises to help relieve pain. This may include stretching exercises, spinal decompression, and massages.

You may leave your first few chiropractic appointments feeling achy or stiff. While this may be alarming at first, it is actually normal and should be expected depending on your injury and the extent of your adjustment. As your spine begins to return to its proper alignment, you will begin to feel more comfortable. However, your alignment should not be causing you any pain.

Chiropractic treatment can help eliminate back pain when used on its own or with other traditional forms of medicine. To determine if chiropractic care is enough to reduce your pain, you’ll want to talk about your goals, your injury, and the level of your pain with your chiropractor and doctor.

Chiropractic treatment is most recommended for the following kinds of pain:

  • Pain that has been present for a short period of time (less than 3 months)
  • Back or neck pain that is caused by a car accident or injury
  • Chronic back pain
  • Back pain that is caused by a herniated disc
  • Back pain that is caused by a sprain or a strain
  • Pain caused by arthritis that is not severe
  • Back pain or other kinds of pain caused by stress and tense muscles

If you experience pain from any of the following conditions, a chiropractor may not be right for you:

  • Back pain from bone tumors or bone fractures.
  • Arthritis that has reached severe stages.
  • Infections of the bone or joints.
  • Osteoporosis or bones that are thinning

Be sure to be open and discuss all prior medical conditions and pains with your chiropractor. While chiropractic treatment is recommended and beneficial for many individuals, manipulations can be dangerous for some individuals with pre-existing conditions or illnesses.

What are the Benefits of Chiropractic?

According to WebMD, the major benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it is natural and noninvasive. If you are experiencing pain in your back and body, yet you don’t want to take medication or undergo surgery, chiropractic care can usually be a great alternative.

Chiropractic treatment can also help you in a number of other areas, including neck pain and headaches. These forms of pain are often associated with the spine or a disc being out of place. With frequent trips to the chiropractor, you can reduce the number of headaches you’re getting.

According to WebMD, the major benefit of chiropractic treatment is that it is natural and noninvasive. If you are experiencing pain in your back and body, yet you don’t want to take medication or undergo surgery, chiropractic care can usually be a great alternative.

Chiropractic treatment can also help you in a number of other areas, including neck pain and headaches. These forms of pain are often associated with the spine or a disc being out of place. With frequent trips to the chiropractor, you can reduce the number of headaches you’re getting.

Chiropractic treatment can also help you restore your full range of motion to feel more comfortable in day-to-day activities. Many athletes will choose to undergo chiropractic care because it helps to restore range of motion and will keep their bodies functioning properly.

Here are some additional benefits of chiropractic treatment:

  • Improvement in posture
  • Relief from stress and built up tension
  • Improved communication between nerves and the rest of the body
  • Relief from discomfort in the joints
  • Relief from injuries in the spine and neck

You will usually need to take a few trips to the chiropractor before you start experiencing pain relief. Because your body will take some time to move back into their proper position, you will want to stick to the adjustment schedule that your chiropractor has laid out for you.

However, you should start to feel the benefit of your chiropractor after the first few adjustments. To get the most benefits from your chiropractic treatment, be sure to discuss all the pain, discomfort and symptoms you are feeling in association with your back pain. With clear and open communication, you can start to live pain free.

Get Rid of Your Back Pain

The only way to correct your back pain is to locate the source of the problem. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Drs. Chris and Krystal Hohn. They will identify the source of your pain and create a care plan just for you! We proudly serve residents of Howell, MI and all surrounding areas.

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