Spinal Pain?

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Spinal Pain?

Call Us Today – (302) 539-7063

Suffering from Spinal Pain?

Pain in your back can keep you from working and living your normal life. There are so many possible reasons for your back pain that it’s wise to see your local Chiropractor soon instead of trying to figure it out yourself.

What are the types of back pain?

Back pain is categorized in a number of ways by Chiropractor. You can describe your back pain by its location: upper, middle or lower back pain that’s on the left side, center or right side. You may also define different types of pain to your Chiropractor. Is your pain mild, moderate or severe? Is the pain a broad ache or a smaller sharp stab? Also, back pain can be categorized by how long it lasts. An acute episode is one that is sudden and brief, and often related to an injury. Chronic/persistent means your back pain has lasted more than three to six months.

How common is back pain?

Back pain is very common. An estimated 10-15 percent of adults have some work disability due to back pain in any given year, which is the most common reason cited for an inability to perform daily tasks.

Who is at risk for back pain?

The older you are, the more likely you are to experience back pain. You’re also at a higher risk if you:

  • Don’t exercise.
  • Already have some types of cancer or arthritis.
  • Are overweight.
  • Lift using your back instead of your legs.
  • Have anxiety or depression.
  • Smoke or use other tobacco products.

Local Back Pain

Back pain in your spine may be caused by:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Intervertebral disk degeneration
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Spinal disk degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma/injury
  • Tumor

SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGING SUBLUXATIONS

Subluxations can be a severe and sometimes overlooked source of back discomfort for many people. In most cases, they’re excruciatingly painful, causing you to lose considerable amounts of movement and leaving you feeling irritated or even frightened about how it may affect other elements of your life. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can be used to address subluxations without the use of drugs or surgery. If you believe you may be suffering from subluxations, you should consult with a chiropractor as soon as possible.

What Do Chiropractors Do To Treat Back Pain?

Chiropractors can provide a variety of treatments to help with back pain. These include:
  • Mobilization, which involves moving joints and muscles to increase range of motion
  • Spinal manipulation, which involves movement to the vertebra to help reduce issues related to pinched nerves, bulging discs or other dysfunction
  • Electrical Stimulation, which is a treatment that uses low voltage electric current to relieve pain.
  • Patient education to help you manage diet, exercise and home treatment like heat and cold therapy
If you are experiencing spinal pain and you would like to know more about how chiropractic care may help you, please don’t hesitate to contact BeachView Chiropractic Center to make an appointment today!

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

A: Only if the doctor determines that they are necessary
A: Bring your insurance information in with you when you come in for your appointment. There is no charge for you for the consultation to talk to the doctor about your condition. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health Care, and Self Pay.
A: The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a hand-held, spring-loaded device that delivers fast, precise adjustments in order to restore range of motion to the vertebrae and extremity joints.
A: Traditional spinal manipulation is performed with our chiropractor’s hands. During the adjustment, a quick, firm thrust will be used to realign the joint. While this is perfectly safe, the adjusted area is much larger with a traditional adjustment than with an Activator adjustment. The Activator delivers a direct and precise adjustment that does not require any twisting or pulling. Individuals typically find the activator method less physically and mentally stressful because there are not as many pops or cracks associated with the adjustment, and the speed of the device means that the muscles do not have time to tense against the force.
A: Everyone is unique and we can give you more idea once we have assessed your case. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process.