Treatment for back pain in Overland Park
Back pain is one of the most common reasons Americans of all ages seek medical treatment and it affects 8 in 10 at some point in their lives. In addition to the ongoing pain, chronic back conditions also often result in a decreased quality of life, reduced productivity, lost wages and more.
What Causes Back Pain?
There are many different underlying causes of back pain, including, but not limited to, all the following:
- Spinal abnormalities
- Sprained ligaments
- Strained muscles
- Ruptured disks
- Herniated disks
- Psychological stress
- Inflamed joints
- Sports injuries
- Car Accidents
- Work injuries
The unfortunate part about many of the conventional medical techniques used to treat back pain is that they do not take into account the underlying causes of the pain and simply seek to reduce it, often with the use of potentially dangerous narcotic pain medications. Pain medications only mask the problem, and may not even do that in more serious cases, rather than seeking to properly address it. At Nigus Chiropractic, we treat the symptoms and the underlying problem of back pain in each patient with the goal of providing long-term, effective relief.
Types of Back Pain
Just as there is no one single cause of back pain there is no single ‘kind’ of pain.
Acute lower back pain – Acute pain is classified as short-term pain – lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several months, usually directly related to a tissue injury. Those suffering from acute, sudden onset back pain as a result of a sprain, strain or as a result of an accident can do a lot to improve their condition on their own, making use of techniques let rest, over the counter medication and remaining active. Should the pain persist for more than a few weeks though, or increase rather than decrease a visit to a chiropractor can help speed healing and provide drug-free pain relief.
Chronic Back Pain – For those dealing with chronic back pain, the long-term use of pain medications rarely results in any significant improvements and a course of chiropractic care is often far more effective.
Unfortunately, not everyone who suffers from chronic back pain can realistically expect to eventually lead a completely pain-free life, even if they undergo an invasive surgery, when it comes to their back but chiropractic care in these cases focuses on improving function and reducing pain as much as possible.
Taking a Whole-Body Approach to Back Pain
At Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture we take a whole-body approach to treating back pain, creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient according to their symptoms, the underlying causes of their back pain, their progress as treatment continues and their personal needs.
In addition to chiropractic manipulations, other treatments may include acupuncture, stress reduction techniques, personalized exercise plans and more. As every patient is unique discovering the best treatment for their back pain begins with a personal consultation during which you’ll get a detailed explanation of how chiropractic care works before receiving a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for you.
If back pain is making your life miserable, contact us today for your FREE CONSULTATION.
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