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?
- muscle strain
- ligament strain
- ruptured disks
- 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!
Chiropractors have know for years that sleeping on your back or side is best for your health.Now research in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that your sleeping position doesn’t just impact how comfortable your rest is, it can also have impacts on your health. And this goes beyond just heartburn and snoring – it could help you avoid neurological diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. According to the research, sleeping on your side, as opposed to sleeping on your back or stomach, may be a better position for your brain to clear out its waste while you sleep.
What's your favorite sport? Is it running, weight-lifting, golf, swimming or something else? An active lifestyle, including routine exercise, invigorates, relieves stress and adds years to your life.
Unfortunately, most any physical activity or sport risks injury. Runners, for example, suffer stress fractures of the shin bone. Lower back, or lumbar, spinal injuries, misalignments and disc herniations plague the everyday jogger and marathon runner alike.
How to Treat Sports Injuries
Of course, when you suspect an injury, get to your primary care physician for correct diagnosis. X-rays, physical examination, ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) are tools of the medical doctor's trade. Additionally, prescription medications control pain and inflammation.
Often, a physician recommends chiropractic treatment of sports injuries in the Quincy area. David Smith DC of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. has extensive chiropractic experience and possesses many sports- and exercise-related certifications. He helps athletes, both professional and amateur, with injuries related to:
A Comprehensive Approach
Dr. Smith, and his associates at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. in Quincy, will not treat sports injuries in isolation. While Dr. Smith employs modern chiropractic treatments to support medical interventions for sprains, fractures and other injuries, he also evaluates the whole person to ensure neuro-muscular wellness. The American Chiropractic Association affirms this approach as the true aim of chiropractic care.
Dr. Smith takes information from the primary physician and performs his own chiropractic examination. He investigates the patient's spinal alignment and posture to understand the extent of the injury. Depending on patient need, he may utilize various treatments to optimize function, reduce swelling, correct spinal misalignments and decrease pain.
Treatments may include:
- paraffin wax treatments
- massage therapy
- muscle therapy
- spinal decompression or motorized traction
In addition, Dr. Smith uses his kinesiology expertise to instruct patients in corrective and preventive exercises to support and strengthen healing and avoid re-injury. Dr. Smith counsels all his patients on:
- healthy lifestyle changes
- nutrition and supplements
- ways to encourage proper function of the spine and nerves
Arrange an Appointment
Are you concerned about a sport-related injury or wish to prevent one? Call one of the 8 locations of Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. To see Dr. David Smith at the Quincy office, phone (617) 471-4491.
Milton Chiropractic is celebrating their 25th anniversary! We are proud to be part of your community since 1990, and in recognition of this huge milestone, we are celebrating by having our 25th Annual Patient Appreciation day on September 30, 2015. Please visit one of our 8 offices on this day. There will be food, fun and of course treatments!. All treatments on this day will be provided for a donation to the TEAM MR8 Fund. No insurances will be billed. $25 donation for an existing patient treatment. $40 donation for a new patient exam incl. x-rays if needed.
Learn more about the most common injuries sustained after a car accident.
Car accidents can be traumatic and frightening. Besides leaving you with some emotional trauma, car accidents can also leave you with some physical ailments as well. Around 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled as a result of a car accident. If you’ve been in a car accident, find out the most common types of injuries from the office of Milton Chiropractic serving Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset:
This is one of the most frequent injuries that occur after a rear impact collision. People often ignore their symptoms and, as a result, many whiplash cases go untreated. While this condition is not life-threatening, it can cause long-term problems and even disability. These are some of the most common symptoms of whiplash:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness in the neck
- Shoulder pain
- Arm weakness
- Jaw pain
- Ringing in the ears
Don’t ignore your whiplash symptoms. The chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic offers state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint your problems and to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Also, we can show you corrective exercises to help reduce symptoms and help you regain range of motion in your neck again. We offer a variety of different kinds of physical and massage therapies to help anyone get back on their feet again after a car accident.
The impact of a car accident can jostle and twist the body in unnatural and uncomfortable ways. As a result, many passengers experience back injuries. This can range from minor issues such as a sprain or strain to more serious disc injuries that may not even show up until weeks or months later. Since back injuries from a car accident can lead to long-term problems, it’s important to see your chiropractor right away to help manage your condition. Play it safe and schedule an appointment right after your accident to get a full-body evaluation. This one simple step could save you from months of future pain and discomfort.
Don’t let a car accident cause you physical pain or long-term problems. Get back to living your life by seeing your chiropractor in Attleboro, Dorchester, West Roxbury, Brockton, Taunton, Weymouth and Somerset at the first sign of a problem. Contact Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. today!
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