Chronic Back Pain Treatment in West Bloomfield, MI
If you have chronic back pain, you’re certainly not alone. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention, and one of the biggest health issues that leads to medical absence from work. About 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point. Chronic back pain is diagnosed when the pain lasts for three months or more, even after the initial injury has been treated.
Chronic back pain can affect our way of life, including tasks as simple as lifting our children. The good news is that if treated, chronic back pain can be alleviated.
What Causes Back Pain?
Chronic back pain strikes men and women equally and can range in severity from a dull ache or throbbing to sharp pain that makes simple movements such as sitting down in a chair or rolling over in bed almost impossible. Sometimes the pain is a sharp stabbing that can radiate through the buttocks and down the legs.
Back pain can also be the result of a sudden injury from lifting or twisting.
Numerous factors contribute to back pain, including smoking, age, genetics, a manual labor job, playing sports, weight, and poor physical fitness.
Most back pain is the result of a disruption in the way the spine, muscles, discs, and nerves are moving and working together. Diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis, cancer, and arthritis can all cause back pain.
How to Treat Chronic Back Pain?
Chronic back pain treatment will include a thorough assessment to determine the cause. Your chiropractic might prescribe rest, ice and heat to alleviate any inflammation and allow nerve roots to heal. Part of the treatment plan will include strengthening and stretching exercises.
Chiropractors will apply spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization to help realign the spine, and apply gentle force on the joints to improve range of motion.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?