Millions of people are affected by back pain every single year. It is estimated that on an annual basis, up to 80 percent of the sick calls into work are connected to some type of back pain. Since your back not only controls your movement but also houses the central canal for sending nerve signals to the rest of your body, it is understandable that the types of back pain you can experience will vary. The type of back pain you are dealing with will determine which type of back pain treatment will help you the most.
If you feel confused as to what type of back pain treatment you need, you are not alone. You may benefit more from a completely different treatment than a friend or family member.
Seeking help from a medical specialist is key to beginning proper back pain treatment. Most people experience lower back pain as soon as their early 20’s. It is something that typically continues throughout adulthood. Back pain can be caused by a wide variety of factors, such as manually moving materials, twisting your core, leaning forward, falling, sitting for prolonged periods of time, obesity and physically demanding jobs. Back pain can range from dull to sharp and stabbing. The pain may be intermittent, acute or chronic.
Back pain can result from muscle strain. It can also be caused by a disc injury or a rupture or herniation. When left untreated, a herniated disc may irritate your sciatic nerve, and that can lead to sciatica.
Sciatica is nerve pain caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is extremely large and travels all the way from your buttocks down through the back of your leg. An irritated sciatic nerve typically feels like an electric shock running down your leg, sometimes even reaching the foot.
During your consultation with us, you can tell us about the issues you are experiencing so we can begin developing a personalized back pain treatment plan for you. It is a good idea for you to take note of when your back pain begins, where it hurts and what activities, aggravates or relieves the symptoms. Our provider may also conduct a physical examination and use medical imagery to help identify what is causing you discomfort.
Our comprehensive back pain treatments often include spinal adjustments through manual manipulation. By putting your spine back into proper alignment, you can usually greatly reduce or even eliminate your back pain without having to resort to surgery or medication.
Located in Panama City, the skilled professionals at the NeuroMedical Institute are ready to provide you with the best back pain treatment for your situation. We will work directly with you to help you improve your condition and get back to living a pain-free life. If you are interested in receiving expert chiropractic care for your back pain, contact us today to schedule your consultation!