Back pain is a common cause for people to go to see a doctor, but that does not make it any less important. One of the most common expression of spinal discomfort is pain in the lower back, which can often lead to mobility, sleep, work, and daily routine interference. Though not always avoidable, there are several things people can do to help reduce their risk of suffering from back pain, including seeing a chiropractor. We at Heresco Chiropractic and Associates understand the urgent need to get back to your daily life as quickly as possible and can help provide a comprehensive and effective back pain treatment plan.
Better still, we want to see your back pain addressed with personalized care, and we are committed to providing that for each of our patients!
Back Pain Symptoms
Many people experience back pain symptoms in slightly different ways. Some have a mild muscle ache, while others experience debilitating pain such as shooting, burning, or stabbing pain. If that is not enough, some patients experience pain that radiates down their legs and may worsen when standing, walking, lifting, bending, or twisting. Whether you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms or another form of back pain, we would be honored to assist you in your recovery.
When to See a Chiropractor
When the signs and symptoms of back pain begin, it may be time to start working on self-care and schedule an appointment with a chiropractor on our team to learn more about back pain treatment options. It may be a good idea to see a chiropractor or medical doctor if:
- the pain lasts longer than a few weeks
- Is severe in any way
- Does not improve with rest
- Spreads down one or both legs past the knee.
Other signs you may need to see our chiropractic team or doctor are if you experience unexplained weight loss, weakness, tingling, and numbness in one or both legs.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain can develop without an easily identifiable cause. Through tests and imaging with a medical professional, such as a holistic chiropractor, that cause can be ascertained. Common conditions linked with back pain include muscle and ligament strain, bulging and ruptured discs, arthritis, osteoporosis, and potentially more. The spine can also develop painful fractures when bones become too porous and brittle, which may also cause severe, debilitating, back pain. At Heresco Chiropractic and Associates, we strive to minimize and address the pain as effectively and swiftly as possible while keeping the patient's care at the forefront of our priorities.
How to Reduce and Prevent Back Pain
A good way to help reduce and prevent back pain is to maintain a solid and healthy back. While that sounds like a self-fulfilling prophecy, even just the acknowledgement of the importance of spinal health is a huge step in the right direction! Keeping the back healthy may involve regular low-impact aerobic exercise, building muscle strength, maintaining a healthy weight, improving flexibility, and more can help provide back pain treatment. We would be honored to chat with you about practical and effective tricks and exercises to keep your spine healthy!
Start Your Back Pain Treatment with Heresco Chiropractic & Associates Today!
If you are suffering from anything we just discussed, or feel that you would like to start keeping your back healthy, schedule an appointment at Heresco Chiropractic & Associates. We can help patients live pain-free lives through holistic chiropractic care. We are here to help get you started on a chiropractic care plan for back pain treatment.