Optimum Wellness Solutions provides back pain relief in Richardson, TX. Call 972-671-2225 to learn more or schedule your first appointment.
Back pain is exceptionally common, affecting 8 in 10 adults at some time in their lives. Many people turn to over the counter painkillers or ask their doctor for a prescription, but research shows that chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective solutions for back pain.
Back pain may be caused by many factors, including but not limited to:
Sprain/Strain: A sprain is a ligament injury, while a strain is a muscle or tendon injury. Sprains and strains may be caused by trauma, such as a fall or an automobile accident, as well as by poor body mechanics.
Herniated or bulging disc: When a disc becomes herniated or bulging, its contents begin to spill out through its protective outer layer. This can cause diffuse back pain, which may become severe if it causes nerve compression. Sciatica is a particularly common type of compressed nerve pain.
Degenerative disc disease: This progressive disorder changes the height and elasticity of the intervertebral discs, which can lead to disc herniation and the development of painful bone spurs.
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction: The sacroiliac (SI) joints are located at the junction between the spine and the pelvis, and are supported by ligaments. When these joints move too much or do not move enough, severe lower back pain that radiates down the leg is common.
Your first visit is your chiropractor’s opportunity to become familiar with your specific issues. Be prepared to explain the quality and duration of your pain, as well as the specific activities that trigger or relieve your pain. Your chiropractor will perform a detailed physical and neurological exam, including your range of motion, spinal curvature and alignment, posture, muscle strength, and reflexes. Depending on your needs, you may also need tests such as x-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. If an organic disease or a spinal fracture is indicated, you will receive a referral to a medical doctor.
Spinal adjustments are the primary chiropractic treatment for back pain. Using his or her hands, your chiropractor will precisely adjust the joints in your spine. You should experience reduced pain and heightened spinal mobility.
You may also need additional techniques ranging from targeted exercises to massage. Optimal Wellness Solutions uses approximately 30 different techniques to meet individual patients’ needs. You will receive a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your therapeutic goals.
Back pain can be extremely debilitating, but there is no need to suffer in silence. Chiropractic care can dramatically reduce your pain while restoring your range of motion, allowing you to get back to the activities that mean the most to you.
If you are ready for long-lasting relief from your back pain, call Optimum Wellness Solutions today at 972-671-2225 to learn more or schedule your first visit.