July 8, 2017
Is there anything worse than an aching back? Well, yes–someone telling you that you need surgery to relieve your pain. Stop! Before you and your physician opt for surgery or even medication, come see your chiropractor in Naples at Wills Chiropractic. Whether your pain is sharp and sudden or dull and lingering, Dr. Wills will find the right combination of treatments and therapies to alleviate your discomfort without needing pills or scalpels.
The Causes of Back Pain
Your back is a fine-tuned instrument that is comprised of a delicate balance of muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and disks. There are also cartilage-like pads that serve to cushion the spine’s vertebrae. With so many interworking parts, it’s no wonder that your back is susceptible to injury that results in pain.
One of the most common forms of injury is a strain to a muscle or ligament. This can happen as a result of an awkward movement or muscle spasm. Lifting something heavy or “putting your back into it” can also lead to a strain.
Back pain can also result from a structural problem in the spine. Those disks can easily rupture or begin to bulge. If this happens, then there is likely to be pressure placed on the nearby nerve, which can be very painful. This can also be the cause of sciatica, a sharp pain that initiates in the lower back and travels down one or both legs. Osteoporosis, arthritis and a curvature of the spine can also cause back pain.
Last but not least, just going through your ordinary activities during the day can sometimes lead to an aching back. Bending down, sitting for too long, coughing or sneezing and poor posture can all add up to trouble.
Signs and Symptoms of Back Problems
In addition to that nagging pain in the back, there are a number of other signs and symptoms that should send you to Dr. Wills. These include:
- Pain traveling down your leg
- Unexpected weight loss
- Numbness or tingling in your back, legs, neck or arms
- A recent accident or injury
- A swollen area of your back
- Difficulty urinating or urinary incontinence
There are times when rest and relaxation can be all you need to treat your back pain. However, if these symptoms persist, R & R may not be enough. Don’t wait too long before calling Wills Chiropractic.
Treating Back Pain in Naples
Dr. Wills will first examine you and consider physician reports and evaluate any x-rays or MRIs you’ve had. Then, he will diagnose your pain and develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include a spinal adjustment, rehab exercises and stretches that combine to relieve pain, restore mobility and help you avoid the need for medication or even surgery.
For Relief, Contact Our Office Today
Don’t say yes to surgery or medication until you’ve come to see Dr. Wills. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
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