Back PainPlainfield, IL
No matter the extent of the back pain, our chiropractor can help you achieve the lasting pain relief you need. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Smith, DC, our team will provide customized treatment to your specific needs. This way, you can continue to enhance the natural healing process with your daily routine. Back pain can occur from an injury, condition or health issue that negatively impacts one's life and gradually worsens over time.
Back pain treatment is available at Plainfield Chiropractic Clinic in Plainfield and the surrounding area. Back pain treatment involves chiropractic techniques, therapy and manual adjustments to promote healing in targeted areas of the body.
Call us today and schedule an appointment to learn how our back pain treatment can help you find the relief you need.
Benefits of Professional Treatment
In addition to pain and discomfort, a back injury can cause a wide range of problems, including the inability to sleep, lost time at work, irritability, missing out on family activities and more. Since back discomfort has such wide-ranging impacts, it is crucial to address the issue quickly. While painkillers and store-bought medication can help to numb the pain temporarily, it will not treat the source of the problem.
Our team uses a variety of methods and techniques to treat back pain symptoms and reduce discomfort. While focusing on the specific areas that are causing the soreness, we also help the patient learn various lifestyle changes to avoid injuring the same area in the future. Benefits of chiropractic treatment for back pain can include
- Reduces pain and discomfort
- Improving organ function
- Relieving or improving prenatal discomfort
- Increasing energy and vitality
- Helping treat sleep issues
- Loosening and strengthening muscles
- Assisting patients continue physical activities they love without pain
- Decreasing the negative effects of stress
Since no patient is exactly like another, we will customize the treatment to their specific needs. The benefits of each treatment will vary per patient, as well.
Understanding the Causes of Back Pain
Contrary to the popular belief that back pain will fade away in time, most back pain will only get worse without professional treatment. Alternatively, worse, the injury will not heal in the proper position and continue to cause more pain. Attempting to treat back pain without a professional chiropractor will only increase the risk of more pain.
Our team will take the time to focus on the source. The spine is like the superhighway of the body, connecting everything. Untreated pain in one area of the back can spread to other areas of the back or the body. This pain is how some people experience irritability along with back pain. Just as importantly, the continued use of pain killers and opioids have a variety of possible negative outcomes.
If the back pain is the result of poor posture, specific physical strain from a repeated activity or another lifestyle factor, then there is a higher chance of the pain returning in the future. The patient needs to seek treatment before the pain makes even the simple movement of walking or resting on a bed impossible. Our team can identify the source of the pain and recommend a solution.
During the initial appointment, we will review the patient's medical history, current condition, allergies, insurance and any other pertinent factors. We will examine the body and possibly take X-rays to determine the exact cause of the pain. We will then customize the treatment to the patient's needs.
We may recommend a form of spinal manipulation for most issues of back discomfort, whether it is a pain in the lower lumbar spine or soreness close to the neck. This treatment will involve a chiropractor applying manual force to a specific area of the back. By helping to adjust the misaligned area of the body, we can relieve pain and prevent further pain from any misalignment issues.
The number of appointments may vary per patient. Following the initial treatment, the patient may need to continue physical therapy appointments to further recovery. These appointments will involve various exercises and stretches that the patient will continue at home. Other lifestyle changes may involve one's diet, daily exercise or environment.
If the cause is a chair at work or the bed at home, we will help recommend a more comfortable version of the furniture to help prevent further pain. If the pain is the result of a work injury, then we will examine the patient to determine the full extent of the damage.
Call Us Today
To learn more about how we can reduce your back pain and help you achieve lasting relief, please call us at 815-893-1698 and schedule an appointment today.
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