When to see a Chiropractor for back pain
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits.
It also ranks as one of the most common reasons for sick days. It’s no wonder that back pain has become such an epidemic in our society: Many people don’t know how to deal with their back problems safely or effectively.
Types of Back Pain
You’ve injured your back.
If you’ve injured your back, it’s important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Back Injuries can cause pain and inflammation, which can lead to muscle spasms, nerve damage, degeneration and pinched nerves. If left untreated for too long after an injury like this happens, these conditions will worsen over time until they become chronic and require surgery or other treatment options that may not be as successful if they were started earlier on.
You can’t move without back pain.
Pain is a common symptom of back problems. It’s often the first sign that something isn’t working well in your body. Pain can be caused by injuries, underlying conditions like arthritis or diabetes, and changes in your nervous system.
- Injuries: When you have an injury to one of the bones or joints in your spine—for example, from lifting something heavy—the muscles around the area may spasm (tighten up). This can cause pain when you move or breathe deeply.
- Arthritis: Arthritis refers to inflammation in a joint caused by wear-and-tear on its cartilage or other tissues. It can lead to stiffness and pain when moving.
- Underlying conditions: Some people with back problems may have an abnormal alignment of their spinal bones (vertebrae), called scoliosis; others may have weak muscle tone due to having cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis; still others could have degenerative disc disease (DDD).
You’re in severe pain even when you’re still.
If you’re still in pain when you’re at rest, it’s time to see a chiropractor. Don’t wait until the pain is severe enough that you can barely get out of bed or function normally throughout your day. There will come a point where the pain becomes so bad that it affects how you live your life, but if that level has not been reached yet, then there are many ways to relieve back pain without surgery.
Synergy Sports & Wellness Group’s chiropractors specialize in treating musculoskeletal problems like yours. They can do spinal adjustments and other treatments to reduce inflammation and relieve tension on your spine. Both these treatments can be effective at reducing back pain without surgery or taking medication; they just require an adjustment schedule so that they don’t wear off over time (which usually means visiting us once per week).
Your back pain that hasn’t gotten better with conservative treatments like rest, heat and OTC medications.
If you’re unable to find relief from conservative treatments like rest, heat and OTC medications, then it’s time to book in with Synergy Sports & Wellness Group.
Chiropractic care is not a cure for back pain, but it can help relieve your symptoms and reduce the risk of future episodes.
Chiropractors are trained in spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), which is considered one of the most effective treatment methods for acute and chronic low back pain. SMT can help with pain caused by an underlying condition such as fractures or degenerative disc disease. It can also be used before surgery if recommended by your doctor.
Spinal manipulation by chiropractors is a safe, effective treatment for upper and lower back pain.
At Synergy Sports and Welness Group, there are trained medical professionals who can help you recover from back pain.
It is possible even to prevent future injuries and avoid surgery.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective form of treatment for many conditions related to the spine, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis and scoliosis.
Chiropractors have extensive training in anatomy and physical therapy. They are experts at treating musculoskeletal issues that cause pain or discomfort in your joints and muscles. When working with a chiropractor for back pain relief, you will undergo spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) which can loosen tight muscles around your spine as well as realign misaligned vertebrae within your body’s frame (called a “subluxation”). SMT can bring much-needed relief from stiffness caused by chronic tension headaches or pinched nerves resulting from neck strain due to poor posture habits like sitting hunched over at work all day long without taking breaks!
Of course, not everyone responds to chiropractic care equally well so if you don’t notice an improvement after several treatments then it may not be right for you.
We hope you’ve found this article helpful. As we mentioned above, back pain is a common condition that can have many causes. If your symptoms are becoming more severe or frequent, it may be time to see a qualified chiropractor for back pain at Synergy Sports & Wellness Group for treatment.
You have an underlying condition causing your back pain.
Have an underlying condition causing you back pain? it’s important to treat the condition as well as the back pain.
Examples of conditions that can cause back pain include:
- Degenerative disc disease. This is a common cause of low back pain in older adults. As people age their spinal discs lose fluid and become stiffer, which causes them to bulge or herniate out from between the vertebrae (bones) in the spine. In severe cases, this may pinch nerves causing severe pain and numbness that travels down one or both legs.
- Osteoporosis (bone thinning). Osteoporosis weakens bones and makes them more likely to break; since muscles are attached to bones at joints all over your body—including those in your lower back—the resulting injuries can cause a great deal of pain even after they heal on their own without any treatment at all!
Your back pain started after an accident or injury.
- If you’ve recently experienced an accident or injury, it’s possible that your back pain is due to muscle spasms, inflammation or pinched nerves. Synergy Sports & Wellness Group’s Chiropractic treatment can be helpful for relieving these types of pain.
- Other causes of back pain include age-related changes (such as arthritis) and just plain bad posture. Our chiropractors are trained to identify these problems and treat them effectively with adjustments that realign the bones in your spine and improve flexibility in your muscles.