Back pain is a common problem that affects millions of people in the United States each year. For many people, chronic back pain leads to missed days at work, depression, and a lower quality of life. Chiropractor, Meaghan Clemens, DC, can identify the factors that contribute to back pain, address each factor directly, and help patients find relief. To make an appointment with Dr. Clemens, call or schedule an appointment online at Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness in Naperville, Illinois.
Back pain can have a variety of causes. In some cases, back pain occurs because of an injury to soft tissues in the back. You may also experience back pain because of a herniated disc, which develops when one of your intervertebral discs is damaged. In addition, some cases of back pain are related to chronic conditions like arthritis.
You may experience back pain because of a combination of different issues.
When you come to Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness with back pain, Dr. Clemens begins by performing a thorough physical exam and reviewing your medical history. She may also ask you questions about your symptoms so she can better understand the causes of your pain.
After Dr. Clemens has identified the factors contributing to your back pain, she'll develop a customized treatment plan that addresses all of these factors. The goal of treatment is to relieve your pain and improve your overall health so that you experience fewer problems in the future.
Exactly what treatment you’ll receive for your back pain depends on the source of your issue. Massage therapy, for example, alleviates stiff muscles and improves flexibility to relieve pain.
Dr. Clemens may also recommend physical therapy, which involves specific exercises that improve the strength and function of your muscles to protect you against injury. Acupuncture may also relieve back pain by triggering the release of chemicals into the affected muscles and spinal cord to reduce pain sensations and promote your overall sense of well-being.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Clemens often performs specific chiropractic adjustments to improve the alignment of your spine; misalignments of your vertebrae can be the cause of back pain.
Chiropractic treatments are generally safer than some of the other treatments available to patients with back pain, such as:
Chiropractic treatments are also highly effective in the treatment of back pain, with many patients experiencing relief after only a few sessions. In addition, chiropractic care can be customized to meet the needs of the individual patient.