Treating Back, Neck, and Joint Pain in Wesley Chapel, FL

It can be tempting to turn to medicine to alleviate repetitive back, neck, and joint pain, whether it’s caused by an auto accident, sitting at a desk, a sports injury, or something else entirely. However, painkillers only relieve the pain temporary, without helping to heal the injury. Chiropractic treatment can have long lasting results in treating back, neck, and joint pain.

A basic management plan for low back pain emphasizes a return to normal function. Success depends on a four-stage treatment, starting with reduction of pain and recovery of function, and ending in rehabilitation and reinforcement.

Back Pain

Finding the Source of Lower Back Pain

There are many possible reasons for low back pain, but spinal strain and postural fatigue account for 70% of cases not caused by more serious conditions. For example, lifting a heavy object ... improperly or falling down may cause Immediate back pain. Other reasons may not be so apparent and may take a long time to develop into a painful condition, such as poor sleeping position, standing, and posture.

Why am I having low back pain?

There are many possible reasons for low back pain, but spinal strain and postural fatigue account for 70% of cases not caused by more serious conditions. For example, lifting a heavy object ... improperly or falling down may cause Immediate back pain. Other reasons may not be so apparent and may take a long time to develop into a painful condition, such as poor sleeping position, standing, and posture.

What can we do to help you?

This will vary depending on the results of your exam and diagnosis. A basic management plan for low back pain emphasizes a return to normal function. Success depends on a 4-stage treatment

STAGE 1

... Reduction of Pain - In the office, we can include pain - relieving treatments, icy/heat applications, bed rest and support STAGE 2 Recovery of function - This is the stage that promotes the ability to perform basic daily activities with no increase in pain through recovery of normal muscle tone, joint movement and flexibility, and promotion of nerve root healing. Care in the clinic can include spinal and extremity manipulation, with continued physiotherapy treatments. Care in the clinic can include spinal and extremity manipulation, with continued physiotherapy treatments. Home care might consist of low level exercise and resumption of some daily activities. STAGE 3 Rehabilitation - Key therapeutic approaches often include continued spinal adjustive manipulation, expanded exercise, postural retraining and use of flexible, individually designed functional orthotics. STAGE 4 Reinforcement - Stage 4 is characterized by recovery of full, normal, unrestricted activities requiring a continuing prevention program and maintenance treatment visits.

How would functional orthotics help my back? My feet don’t hurt!

Your feet are the foundation of your body and if your feet are not properly supported, you can have problems anywhere form your ankles on up through your neck. Functional orthotics provide ... a balanced foundation to keep your body stable as you stand, walk or run keeping your entire body in balance and that can help relieve your back pain. Functional orthotics are an investment in good postural health. We can show you how functional orthotics may help you.

What kind of exercise should I be doing?

The goal of lower back exercise therapy is to ultimately restore as much function and range of movement without pain as possible. Ask us about the BACKSYS Home Care Back System. BACKSYS is easy to ... use in the privacy of your home, sets up in seconds and helps you regain low back strength and movement without pain.

Neck Pain

Why Does Neck Pain Happen?

There are many different causes of neck pain. For many people, neck pain is the result of muscle strain and muscle tension. This often happens in people who have poor posture habits, people who sleep ... with their neck in an odd position, or people who keep their neck rigid for prolonged periods without moving it (such as working at a computer all day without breaks). Injury is one of the most common reasons for neck pain. During an accident, like a car accident or a sports accident, the soft tissues in the neck are forcibly extended far beyond their normal reach before the neck moves back into position. This sudden back and forth motion creates the neck injury known as whiplash. There are numerous other potential causes of neck pain, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and spondylosis (cervical disc degeneration) among other things.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

The chiropractic care provider can provide neck pain relief with careful adjustments to the neck as well as the spinal column. The soft tissues are manipulated very gently and carefully so as to ... allow for natural healing while the range of motion is enhanced. When the neck and spine are aligned correctly, pain relief is achieved much more easily and more rapidly. Physical therapy modalities may also be helpful for extra pain relief.

Joint Pain

What Causes Joint Pain?

Joint pain may have many different possible causes. Some types of joint pain are a result of ligament or tendon injury since those tissues surround the joint. Joint pain is frequently caused by ... inflammation, due to auto accidents or minor trauma. If not corrected, this can lead to osteoarthritis. Sometimes, joint pain may happen due to the pressure of excess weight. The hip and knee joints are particularly prone to pain from the burden of carrying extra weight.

How Does Chiropractic Help with Joint Pain?

Chiropractic care seeks to address joint pain at its root. The chiropractic caregiver will determine the underlying cause of the joint pain so that the issue can be corrected for the long term rather ... than just treated for the short term. By correcting the problem at its source, the soft tissues around the joint will be able to heal and the normal range of motion can be restored. Some additional pain relief methods may also be helpful for joint pain, including therapeutic massage and moist heat therapy. When patients suffer from joint pain, they often suffer in more than one area. Chiropractic can address all the areas of joint pain to help a patient get back to wellness again.