Back Pain FAQ’s Answered by our Brookhaven Chiropractor
Back pain is one of the most common complaints among the American public. It affects people of all ages and can have a variety of causes. Chiropractic care is one of the options that people with back pain can seek out for pain relief and long-term improvement that does not rely on drugs or surgery.
What are the causes of back pain?
There are many causes of back pain:
- Strains and sprains
- Nerve compression
- Disc diseases
- Vertebral misalignment
Pain in the back can be caused by any one of these or a combination of several. There are also other, less common causes of back pain.
What are symptoms I should be worried about?
While back pain is common and usually not dangerous, there are some symptoms that you should watch out for. If your back pain is accompanied by any other condition, such as fever or numbness, or if it spreads or does not improve with rest, you should contact a doctor right away. Our doctor can help most people with back pain and will also be able to tell you if (in rare cases) your back pain needs to be seen by another type of specialist.
What are some effective treatments for back pain?
The types of treatments that help with back pain depend on the cause of the injury. Rest and ice can be used to help the swelling go down and relieve pain. Heat is also sometimes prescribed for pain relief. Chiropractic adjustments are very effective for certain problems such as vertebral misalignments and nerve compression. Sometimes, simple things like knowing how to hold your body when making certain movements can be extremely effective.
When should I seek chiropractic care?
Whenever you are in pain! Our doctor provides treatments for both chronic and acute issues, but patients who visit immediately after the onset of the pain will be at an advantage when it comes to healing. All first appointments include a consultation with our doctor to discuss how chiropractic care can help you.
Schedule an Appointment with our Brookhaven Chiropractor
It’s simple: just call us at (601) 833-8100 today! You can also schedule an appointment using our convenient online tool. Giust Chiropractic Care is located in Brookhaven, MS, serving the city and the surrounding area.