Genesis Integrative Medicine
Back Pain Q & A
Millions of Americans have ongoing back pain. It’s the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45, and many things can cause it. Here are a few examples of what the cause of your back pain may be.
Muscle Strain: Injuries to ligaments, muscles, and tendons that support the spine and its joints can lead to back pain. This often happens when you lift something and twist at the same time.
Herniated disc: the soft tissue in the discs between your joints has come out. It’s usually caused by wear and tear. Herniated discs can cause pain in your lower back or hip because the nerves there are pressed.
Scoliosis: Also known a a curvature of the spine. This is usually something you have from birth. If there’s pain, it typically starts in mid-life.
Osteoarthritis: This type of arthritis happens when your cartilage and bones break down. This most often affects people from middle age onward.
Spinal stenosis: If you have this, your spinal canal has narrowed. That adds pressure on your spine and nerves. As a result, your legs and shoulders probably feel numb. This happens to many people older than 60.
Cervical radiculopathy: This is a pinched nerve. It’s usually caused by a bone spur or a herniated disc.
Spondylolisthesis: This is when one or more of your vertebrae in the spine slip forward and out of place, typically in the lower back.
Spondylolis: Is a degenerative change in the spine, typically in the lower back. Arthritis is often associated with disc disease including herniation.
Accidents and Injuries: Car accidents, falls, muscle sprains, strains, and fractures are also causes of back pain. Injuries can lead to some of the physical problems, but some can cause pain all on their own.
It is important to pinpoint the cause of chronic back pain. At Genesis Integrative Medicine our experts will work with you to determine the best treatment plan to elevate your symptoms.
Chiropractic care has been used to treat back pain for decades. There are over 300 different techniques out there. Some techniques involve delivering a highly specific and accurate hands-on thrust while another may use an instrument that delivers a light thrust. There are techniques that focus on one region while another works on them all.
A NATURAL PAIN KILLER
Adjustments are used to put your body back to its natural state. Because we are working with bones that are protecting your spinal cords and nerves, we are very skilled. Majority of our patients feel relief following their first adjustment and continuously improve with care.
Other treatments we provide include:
- Nutrition and Lifestyle Modification
- Physical Therapy
- Radio frequency
Elderly, teenagers, newborns, pregnant woman, and even people that have had back, neck or hip surgery are safe to adjust. At Genesis Integrative Medicine we evaluate every individual and treat every individual with care that is specific to them.
If your spinal joints don’t maintain necessary movement then discs and nerves can get pinched, herniated, bulged and in some cases nerves can die. Lack of movement in the spine can even cause the growth of osteophytes on vertebrae. Osteophytes are boney spurs that grow as a response to decreased movement and can eventually cause the bones to fuse together. With chiropractic adjustments, you can give your body the best possible opportunity to prevent this or give your body the best chance to return to a health state.
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