Back Pain Chiropractic Treatment in Kalamazoo
Unfortunately for patients of Sundberg Family Chiropractic of Kalamazoo, serving Kalamazoo and the surrounding region, back pain is a common occurrence. Some patients suffer from acute pain that causes temporary discomfort that can interfere with daily life. Some chronic conditions like degenerative disc disease can permanently disrupt your life. However, with our back pain chiropractor in Kalamazoo, we can relieve your pain through natural means.
Causes of Back Pain Sundberg Family Chiropractic of Kalamazoo Treats
Back pain stems from a variety of causes that can be acute or chronic. Some patients might have a back injury such as a pinch nerve caused by a pulled muscle or ligament. Other temporary injuries might include a bulging, herniated or dislocated disc. Other patients may have discomfort from repetitive motions or just overworking the muscles in the back.
In addition to the temporary conditions our Kalamazoo chiropractic office treats, we also help reduce pain and discomfort in patients who suffer from long-term conditions such as.
- Degenerative disc disease, an issue that leads to changes in the discs that comes with age.
- Osteoarthritis, people with this condition experience joint pain that worsens with age. This type of arthritis happens as a result of repeated wear and tear of the joints, which is why it’s the most common arthritis.
- Sciatica is a condition that deals with the largest nerve in the body. It causes issues ranging from pain and numbness radiating from the lower back and as far as the toes.
How Our Kalamazoo Chiropractor Treats Back Pain
The first step in our back pain treatment is to determine the cause and severity of your condition through a physical examination, medical background check and possibly medical testing and imaging.
One of our staple treatments that help most patients is a spinal alignment, also known as a chiropractic adjustment or spinal adjustment. This particular treatment consists of our chiropractor manipulating the vertebrae in the spine using a small amount of force. It realigns the vertebrae with the discs to reduce the pressure on the muscles, soft tissue and nerves surrounding the spinal cord. Additionally, realigning the spine allows nutrients to flow more optimally throughout the back in order to promote healing.
We might also perform spinal decompression, which consists of our chiropractor using a motorized or manual device to stretch the spine, so an injured disc may heal more effectively without the pressure of the vertebrae on it. Moreover, nutrients necessary for healing flow more optimally through the area.