Your back is a complicated and delicate structure in your body. It’s home to your spinal cord and other nerves that are responsible for helping you do just about any activity you can think of.
The muscles and bones supporting your back are at constant risk of injury or damage. Any disruption to this intricate system can cause you extreme pain and may lead to serious conditions. Fortunately, our chiropractic expert has your back.
Dr. H. Khayal at Premier Health Chiropractic & Wellness in Dallas, Texas, specializes in identifying the source of your back pain and helping you find relief with a comprehensive menu of treatment options.
What’s causing my back pain?
There are two main reasons why you’re experiencing severe back pain: injury or wear-and-tear. Identifying the cause of your back pain is the first step in treating it. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about your back pain:
Back pain caused by injury
Back injuries are extremely common. One wrong move can land you in our office in extreme pain. Typical back injuries include:
- Lifting something incorrectly or that’s too heavy
- Sudden, awkward movements
- Injuries from contact sports or an auto accident
If you’ve experienced any of these situations, it’s likely that you’ve damaged your spine and are feeling the effects of pinched nerves, or that you’ve suffered a muscle strain or ligament sprain in your back.
Either way, the result is shooting, throbbing, aching pain that radiates throughout your back and into other areas of your body.
Back pain caused by other conditions
Sometimes, your back pain is a result of genetics, disease, or wear-and-tear, typically affecting your spine and the structures that support it.
Your spinal cord is protected by small bones called vertebrae and flexible discs. These discs are cushions that absorb shock and make movement possible. Over time, these discs weaken and lose their ability to support your spine. You can develop painful conditions like bulging, herniated, or slipped discs.
Other degenerative conditions that cause severe back pain include:
- Posture problems
Because there are lots of reasons why your back may be hurting, Dr. Khayal offers a comprehensive list of treatments to help you find relief.
Treating your back pain
Depending on the nature of your back pain, Dr. Khayal recommends a treatment that addresses the root cause. He first reviews your medical history, symptoms and concerns, and treatment goals. After discussion and evaluation, he creates a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Some of the treatments options available to you are:
- Massage therapy
- Spinal decompression
- Cold laser therapy
- Electric muscle stimulation therapy
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Postural restoration
- Chiropractic care and adjustments
It’s always our primary goal to treat your back pain as conservatively as possible to help you avoid pain medication or surgical intervention. You work closely with Dr. Khayal and his experienced staff to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.
There’s no reason to spend another day in back pain. If you’d like to learn more or get started with a free consultation, call our office today.