Arlington Chiropractic Clinic Answers Your Back Pain FAQ
Back pain is a very common health problem that can occur either intermittently or on a chronic basis. Studies show that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for back pain, without the use of medications and without invasive surgical procedures. At Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, we use a range of safe, effective techniques for back pain treatment. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about back pain.
How Common Is Back Pain in the Adult Population?
Studies from health agencies suggest that back pain affects up to 80 percent of the population at some time in their lives. The pain is often related to a specific injury. However, other issues can lead to chronic back problems.
What Are the Causes of Back Pain?
Strain, overuse, falls, and auto accident injuries are common causes of back pain. In some cases, the discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae become herniated, which can cause pressure on muscles and nerves in the back. Nerve compression can lead to numbness, tingling, and weakness in the legs.
What Other Conditions Besides Injury Can Cause Back Pain?
Aging can cause degeneration of the spine from osteoarthritis, which can lead to pain and problems with bending and twisting movements. Other medical conditions, such as osteoporosis, scoliosis and autoimmune diseases, can also affect the bones and spine.
How Is Back Pain Diagnosed?
Our Doctors of Chiropractic will take a full medical history, including information about your symptoms, your lifestyle, your family history, and any injuries to the back and spine. An examination will test your movement and gait to determine how well your spine is functioning. X-rays may also be recommended to view the internal structures of the spine. This information will allow us to design a care plan that suits your unique needs.
How Can Chiropractic Care Relieve Low Back Pain?
Chiropractic care deals directly with spinal function. Manual adjustments help to re-align spinal structures, restore normal movement to the vertebrae, and relieve pressure on muscles and nerves that can lead to pain. Physical therapy helps to strengthen the supporting muscles for more efficient movement. Massage helps to relax and soothe soft tissues, improving circulation, and allowing better healing. Acupuncture is an Asian healing practice that blocks pain signals and can also be used to help with symptoms and recovery.
Make Arlington Chiropractic Clinic Your Choice for Back Pain Treatment
Dr. Christa Andreoli, Dr. Gerald Andreoli, and Dr. Peter Horn combine their training and experience in chiropractic methods to provide quality care for their patients in Arlington Heights, IL, and the surrounding communities. We treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, pinched nerves, arthritis, and other ailments. Call Arlington Chiropractic Clinic today at (847) 259-4493 for an appointment or to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you.