Cure for Back Pain in Garden City, MI
Back pain affects millions of people every year and is one of the biggest reported disabilities affecting work and quality of life. Back pain is a broad term that encompasses a range of aches and pain occurring anywhere along the back, but can also cause associated pain in legs, buttocks or groin.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can be acute due to injury or overexertion, chronic and worsen over time, or even intermittent. The causes of back pain are numerous, but it occurs most frequently in adults over 40. Weight and other lifestyle factors contribute heavily to developing back pain, but there are also genetic causes for pain such as arthritis or spinal disease.
Cure for Back Pain
Fortunately, there is a chiropractic cure for back pain which can not only alleviate the symptoms but can also heal the areas causing the back pain as well.
Following the initial exam in which the chiropractor will take your medical history and perform some preliminary tests to determine the severity and source of the pain, you will work together with your chiropractor to develop a personalized course of treatment and pain relief.
At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, Garden City, we have a variety of treatments available as a cure for back pain.
Hot and Cold Therapy
An effective form non-chemical pain relief is hot and cold therapy. Depending on the area and the nature of the pain, your chiropractor may administer either heat or cold packs to control the blood flow, allow for better nutrient uptake to promote self-healing and relax tight muscles. This therapy is often recommended for sports injuries.
For acute onset back pain, your chiropractor may perform spinal manipulation to improve blood flow and release tension that may be causing muscles spasms responsible for pain. They may use hands only manipulation techniques, or they may employ specialized tools to assist with the manipulation.
Massage therapy is a proven effective technique for alleviating back pain. Soft tissue massage helps to release tension in the muscles around the painful area and boost blood flow to the area to aid healing.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.