Back Pain FAQ with Our Chiropractor in Lexington, KY
The most common reason patients first visit a chiropractor is back pain. With a multitude of causes, much of the population will experience back pain symptoms at some point in their lives. At Cornerstone Chiropractic Wellness, our chiropractor Dr. Shan Twit has extensive experience diagnosing and effectively treating back pain of all kinds, and he is here to answer your questions. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding back pain and chiropractic treatment which our office receives.
What is back pain?
Back pain is the acute or chronic pain experienced in the lower, middle, and upper back associated with the sacral, lumbar, thoracic, and lower portion of the cervical spine.
What causes upper, middle, and lower back pain?
A symptom of one or several underlying causes, back pain often proves difficult to treat. Most causes of upper, middle, and lower back pain, however, can be treated naturally with chiropractic care. The most common cause of acute back pain is an injury. Muscle strains and ligament sprains occur in many ways including athletic activities and sports, sudden falls, auto accidents, repetitive motion, poor posture, lifting heavy objects, and even by simply bending to pick up a dropped object from the floor. Many additional conditions and diseases are responsible for chronic back pain. These include sciatica, herniated and bulging discs, compression fracture, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and even infections, tumors, and autoimmune diseases.
How does your chiropractor diagnose and treat back pain?
Our chiropractor treats back pain by first working with the patient to determine the pain's underlying cause. Whether the pain be due to a superficial injury like a sprain or strain or a compressed nerve as is the case in sciatica, we use a combination of gentle spinal adjustments and manipulation, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice to set our patients upon a wellness plan to successfully relieve symptoms, address the underlying cause of pain, and prevent future occurrence with all natural, non-invasive treatments and therapies.
How many treatments are required before my back pain will be gone?
The number of treatments required to mitigate back pain varies from patient to patient. However, most patients experience some immediate relief after their very first appointment.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Chiropractor Today for Lexington Back Pain Relief!
If you have remaining questions regarding back pain or think our Lexington back pain relief services could help you find the relief for which you have been looking, we welcome you to contact our office at (859) 253-0038 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Twit today. We enjoy helping patients enjoy their lives, spending time with the people they love while participating in their favorite activities and hobbies – all while free from pain. If you back pain appointment will be your first visit to our office, be sure to ask about free consultations for new patients.