Chronic Back Pain Treatment in Garden City, MI
Chronic back pain is one of the most common health complaints, and one of the main reasons people seek chiropractic care. It can also greatly affect everyday life, whether it’s sitting at a desk, gardening and cleaning, to picking up your children. It’s no surprise back pain is one most common reasons people are forced to take time off work.
Chronic back pain is defined as pain that persists for more than 12 weeks.
Many people believe they simply must grin and bear it, that chronic pain is there to stay. But the good news is back pain can be relieved through regular chiropractic care, which is why it’s important to seek medical attention at the first signs of major discomfort
What Causes Back Pain?
Chronic back pain can range from a mild ache, periodic or continuous throbbing, or sharp pain that radiates through the buttocks and hips and down the legs.
Back pain can either happen suddenly such as when it’s the result of an injury.
Common causes include arthritis of the spine, spinal stenosis which leads to nerve pain due to the narrowing of the spinal canal, a herniated or bulging disc, or unexplained muscle pain and tenderness.
Factors that can contribute to back pain include poor physical fitness, aging, genetics, a manual labor job that includes repetitive lifting or twisting, playing sports and smoking.
How to Treat Chronic Back Pain?
Chronic back pain treatment will begin with a full assessment to determine the possible causes. Chiropractic treatment might include prescribed rest, to allow the inflamed and affected nerve roots and tissues to heal. Heat and ice packs have been proven to reduce the inflammation and ease the pain.
Chiropractic treatment will include spinal manipulations to align the spine and joints through gentle force.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfellblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.