Back Pain Treatment In Gilbert, AZ

Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ

Back Pain Chiropractor

Back pain has emerged as one of the prominent causes of missing work, and seeking chiropractic treatment in the US. According to an NCBI study, more than 32 million Americans complain of back pain every year. Back pain can occur anywhere on the back, from the neck to the tailbone region. Pain in the lumbar (low back) area, or lumbar spine pain or lumbago is most common since the lower portion of the spine supports most of the upper body’s weight.

Back pain also occurs in the cervical spine, thoracic (upper back) spine, and middle. To find relief from back pain, one of the best solutions is to visit a back pain chiropractor. Chiropractic back adjustments by a licensed chiropractor will bring long-lasting relief by resolving the underlying problem without using drugs, medicines, or surgery.

Signs And Symptoms Of Back Pain

  • A shooting, burning, or stabbing sensation or backache
  • Dull pain, Leg pain
  • Stomach pain, Cramps
  • Joint pain, Muscle spasms
  • Pain around ribs and back
  • Upper back and shoulder pain and Pregnancy back pain

Back pain in the lower back is particularly disabling because bending and lifting cause much pain. Whether short-term or chronic, seek immediate lower back pain treatment from a back pain chiropractor.

What Are The Common Causes Of Back Pain?

You can develop back pain due to:

  • Muscle spasms or back joint dysfunction
  • Sprain, Strain, and Cramping
  • Poor posture, inactivity, stress fracture, improper lifting, and ruptured disc
  • Stiffness, Joint pain, and Arthritis
  • Sciatica, Herniated disc, and Scoliosis

Long Term Problems Due To Ignoring Back Pain

You need the help of a back pain doctor because untreated chronic back pain may lead to the following health problems

  • Inability to concentrate or perform normal daily activities
  • Lack of sleep and depression
  • Osteoarthritis, a degenerative disc disease
  • Chronic pain and Severe pain
  • Increased risk of spine surgery which may lead to disability
  • Atrophy of core back muscles due to disuse caused by pain

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

Your doctor uses diagnostic imaging to determine the root cause of the pain. Then you can consult a chiropractor about treatment options. Available procedures include:

  • Manual spinal adjustments 
  • Physical therapy, acupuncture, or massage therapy (recommended by the chiropractor 
  • Laser therapy 
  • Core stabilization exercises
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Home treatment

Natural Remedies for Back Pain Relief

Home remedies for back pain relief include:

  • Applying an ice pack or a hot compress to the painful area 
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or naproxen 
  •  Avoid pain-causing activities such as lifting heavy objects or twisting   
  • Stretches
  • Resting but moving around to reduce pain, ease stiffness, and prevent muscle weakness
  • Correcting your standing or sitting posture

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If My Back Pain Is Serious?

  • It persists for more than 12 weeks after the primary cause has been treated or after you have rested and avoided strenuous activities
  • It worsens over time instead of getting better
  • You experience more frequent or more severe pain episodes
  • You have sudden unexplained weight loss

What Is The Best Medicine For Backache?

You can get back pain relief in the short term by taking over-the-counter pain relievers such as naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen. However, these medications bring temporary relief only.

How Can I Tell If My Back Pain Is Severe?

Your back pain is severe and needs back pain treatment when it affects the quality of your life. E.g., you:

  • Have problems bending, walking, sitting, lifting, or performing normal daily activities
  • Experience pain even if you are sitting or if you try to exercise
  • Notice that the pain worsens over time or radiates to your arms and legs

What Is The Fastest Way To Relieve Back Pain?

Chiropractic treatment is the fastest way to relieve chronic back pain. While waiting for your appointment with the back pain chiropractor, here are quick ways to relieve pain fast:

  • Avoid activities that make the pain worse
  • Apply hot compresses for spasms
  • Rest, but get up regularly to avoid stiff and weakening muscles
  • Apply an ice pack to the painful area

How Many Days Rest For Lower Back Pain?

For lumbar (low back) pain, you can stay in bed for a few days, then engage in the limited activity. Research has proven that people recover faster without any bed rest. Staying in bed longer than two days may delay your recovery because it will make your joints stiff, and you will lose 1% of your muscle strength each day. Within two weeks, you will be weaker and stiffer, and your recovery will take longer. 

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Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ
Doctor of Chiropractic