Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
Just about everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. It never goes away until the problem causing it is identified and treated. Our chiropractor at Rhodes to Health Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Effingham, IL, is an expert in treating back pain. Our treatments are natural without potentially addictive pain medication, invasive injections, or surgery. Dr. Rhodes has a few important points that you should know about when it comes to overcoming back pain using chiropractic care.
What Causes Back Pain?
Sometimes back pain is the result of an injury that happened so long ago that you have already forgotten it. A sports injury, a low-impact car crash, or "lifting something wrong" may cause a tiny misalignment in the vertebrae of your spine. Changing your posture and how you do your activities can prevent the pain from becoming worse or leading to immobility. Our chiropractor will identify where the initial injury occurred and create a treatment plan that is designed to help you recover.
Sometimes, back pain is a problem with one or more of the discs, also known as the "shock absorbers'' between the vertebrae of your spine. These discs can become dehydrated and flatten out so they don't prevent the bones in your spine from pinching your nerves. The discs may also deteriorate due to aging. A variety of injuries can cause the discs to become herniated, ruptured, or "slipped". Our chiropractor has a wide range of hands-on and instrument-driven techniques to help discs heal.
Medication & Surgery
When you have severe back pain, you will probably try some over-the-counter pain relief medication first, something like Tylenol or aspirin. When they don't work, you might even check into an emergency room seeking something stronger. Pain medication has its own side effects, often making some people feel worse. When drugs fail, people turn to invasive procedures such as surgery to find the pain relief they need. There are times when surgery is the best treatment for a back problem. But surgery is traumatic, risky, and expensive. Let your chiropractor help you get better naturally first.
The Best Treatment for Back Pain
Our treatment plans avoid both of these options, instead favoring a more natural approach. We will address the source of your back pain directly and not try to mask the symptoms using possibly addictive pain medication. After a brief medical history is taken and a thorough examination, we will create a treatment plan that is designed to provide effective and long-lasting pain relief. Our treatment plan may include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, hot or cold therapy, and more. It all begins with the initial consultation, so contact us today!
Chiropractic Care & Back Pain Relief in Effingham, IL
Request your appointment online or call us today at (217)-500-3027 to schedule an appointment. When you need back pain relief, trust our team at Rhodes to Health Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Effingham, IL.