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By Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.
February 18, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Back Pain  

Sudden or ongoing back pain can be quite the unfortunate situation. Affecting your ability to walk, stand, sit or lay correctly or comfortably, back pain can cause your quality of life to decrease in a short period of time. Luckily, your Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic can help you reduce back pain and get back on your feet.

What causes back pain?

man with back painBack pain is often described as an aching, shooting, radiating or stabbing pain. You may notice that your range of motion or flexibility is compromised. Back pain has countless sources. Some of the most common causes include:
  • muscle strain
  • ligament strain
  • arthritis
  • ruptured disks
  • osteoporosis
  • skeletal abnormalities

Lack of exercise, obesity, lifting heavy objects improperly, smoking tobacco and, most commonly, aging put a person at risk for back pain. You should see your doctor if your back pain is severe and does not improve after resting. Additionally, if the pain spreads, particularly down the legs, or causes weakness or numbness, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

How can my chiropractor help my back pain? 
Your chiropractor specializes in diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal and nervous system, specifically in the spine. They may use manual spinal manipulation to align the bones and muscles in your back to their correct positions. Your chiropractor also uses stretches and movement of the muscles and joints to treat the area around the spine. This increases your range of motion and strengthens your back. Your chiropractor can also determine when physical therapy is beneficial to your diagnoses.

What can I expect at my appointment? 
At your appointment, your chiropractor will first gather your medical history, and ask you questions to assess the severity and frequency of your back pain. It is helpful to keep a pain journal with a detailed log of when and where the pain occurs, the frequency with which it occurs and what makes it better or worse. X-rays may aid your doctor in finding the exact cause of your pain. Once your doctor has a diagnoses, they can begin treatment.

If you suffer from untreated or undiagnosed back pain, Milton Chiropractic in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset, MA can help. Please call to schedule your appointment for a chiropractic consultation today!

In 2012, approximately 9,7540,000 traffic accidents were reported. Anyone who has ever been in a car accident knows how stressful and scary it can be. Besides the emotional problems that car accidents can stir up, some people also experience physical ailments, as well.

Back injuries are a common occurrence that occurs after a car crash. The force or impact from the collision alone can cause sprains, fractures, and spinal injuries, and you don’t have to have been involved in a major car accident to experience serious symptoms. Some back injuries symptoms may not even surface right away. If you’ve had an auto accident in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth, Somerset or Quincy and you’re experiencing chronic back pain, here are some ways we may recommend treating your condition.

Spinal Screenings

First thing is first, we will want to be able to access any spinal damage you may have as a result of your car accident. This will help us to create the optimal treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery. These screenings alone can offer vital information about your back health. Contact us anytime to set up your spinal screening, and let us know if an auto accident is to blame for your chronic pain.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can be an effective way to treat car accident-related back injuries. Making these necessary therapeutic adjustments will help alleviate any pressure that your muscles or nerves are experiencing, thereby correcting alignment and promoting better spine health.

Supportive Care

We offer everything from moist heat therapy to cryotherapy for treating neck and back conditions. Cryotherapy is used to reduce pain and muscle spasms while also decreasing inflammation. We also offer mechanical traction and interferential electrical muscle stimulation among several other supportive care treatments that will promote faster, safer healing.

Physical Therapy

Many auto accidents can cause bulged or herniated discs, resulting in chronic back pain. Through the use of a custom-made physical therapy program, patients can regain strength, flexibility and increased range of motion. Corrective exercises in conjunction with physical therapy are an effective way to alleviate chronic back pain.

From spinal decompression to cold therapy, we offer a full range of corrective and chiropractic services to treat your accident-induced back injuries. Don’t let a sore and aching back keep you from daily activities. Call us today to set up your next appointment.