Around the world, back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and can prevent adults from working, according to the American Chiropractic Association. At Easy Reach Chiropractic in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Barbara Adonis, DC, and Heather Previll, PT, DPT, offer the most advanced chiropractic care for back pain. From class 4 laser therapy to acoustic shock wave therapy, Easy Reach Chiropractic can help restore your back to full function. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Back pain is increasingly common with age, whether you work a desk job or have a career that demands physical labor. Stress on the back is one of the most common reasons people call out of work. There are many common causes of back pain, including:
The discs between each vertebra contain a hard outer casing and soft center. Over time, small cracks can form in the casing, causing the soft center to push through. That irritates the surrounding nerves and leads to inflammation and back pain.
While most muscle strains resolve themselves, some never heal properly. When this happens, you can be left with chronic back pain.
The sciatic nerve runs from the low back down the back of the legs. Any pressure or irritation of the nerve can lead to low back pain on one side, as well as numbness and tingling in the legs.
Arthritis is a degenerative condition in which the joints become inflamed. Osteoarthritis, the most common form, causes the flexible cartilage surrounding the joints to deteriorate. Without cartilage, the joints can rub together and cause back pain.
Leaning over at a desk all day, lifting heavy objects repeatedly, or sitting for long periods strains the soft tissues that support the spine.
Treating back pain effectively requires an accurate diagnosis. When you arrive at Easy Reach Chiropractic, your provider reviews your medical history and asks questions regarding your symptoms.
How long you’ve been experiencing pain and where the pain is located are common questions Dr. Adonis and Dr. Pevill ask. They also need to know which treatments you’ve already tried to relieve your pain at home.
Next, your chiropractor performs a comprehensive physical exam. They may also order additional testing, such as X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan, to better pinpoint your pain.
Easy Reach Chiropractic offers several treatments for back pain, including:
Acoustic shock wave therapy delivers low-intensity shock waves directly into your bones, muscles, and other soft tissues. The nonsurgical treatment works by stimulating your healing response by repairing tissue damage and accelerating new cell growth.
Easy Reach Chiropractic has a licensed massage therapist on staff to manipulate the soft tissues in your back. That helps stimulate blood flow to repair damage, relieve pain, and restore function to the back.
During nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, Dr. Adonis uses a special table to gently stretch the spine and relieve pressure from your herniated disc.
Class 4 laser therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that repairs damage with laser energy. Your bone and tissues absorb the energy, which converts to heat and stimulates your body’s natural healing response. That accelerates healing and promotes new cell growth.
Soleve therapy involves using a row of tiny probes to deliver electrical waves into the back without touching the skin. This high concentration of energy stimulates nerve endings and endorphins to provide lasting pain relief.
For more information on the back pain treatments available at Easy Reach Chiropractic, call the office or book an appointment online now.