More than half of all adults in the U.S. report some level of back pain. It occurs for a variety of reasons, including twisted ligaments, tight muscles, or misaligned vertebrae that result from strains, sprains, sports injuries, or auto accidents. Even the smallest things., such as picking up an item off the floor, can also put a strain on your back if you’re not careful.
Throughout the years, Apollo Health Centers has been treating patients suffering from back pain caused by car accidents, whiplash, and sports injury. We focus on overall wellness to speed up your body’s recovery and minimize discomfort. We provide a comprehensive, tailored approach to treat your condition, while providing advice to prevent future strains. If you're looking for back pain treatment in Salt Lake City, give us a call.
Causes & Treatments for Back Pain
Back and spine pain can be caused by a number of different things, and sometimes it’s difficult to narrow down the exact cause without the help of a medical professional. A variety of musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and general wear and tear on your bones and ligaments from aging can all lead to back pain.
Some of the most common causes of back pain include:
- Herniated (bulging or ruptured) discs as a result of an injury
- Degenerative disc disease
- Muscle strains from injury, or sudden, awkward movements
- Damage to the spinal ligaments
- Arthritis in the spine, which can lead to spinal stenosis
- Skeletal conditions such as scoliosis that cause your spine to curve
- Nerve pain linked to sciatica
- Osteoporosis that weakens bones in your spine
Some back pain is minor and may resolve on its own after a short period of time, especially if it’s related to a minor muscle strain. However, if your condition does not improve within a week or two after you first notice the pain, or it continues to get worse over time, you should see a professional to help you determine if treatments like back adjustment Salt Lake City may help, or if there are other options available.
It’s also important to seek the help of a professional if you have sudden or severe pain that impacts your daily life or makes it difficult to do simple things like walking, sitting, or standing up straight. If your back pain is gradually spreading or doesn’t improve after implementing at-home remedies like rest and ice, or you have pain or numbness that extends from your back below you knee, it’s time to seek the help of a medical professional.
Manual Back Adjustments for Your Pain Relief in Salt Lake City
One of the solutions we offer for back pain relief in Murray and Salt Lake City is manual adjustment, also called spinal manipulation. This treatment realigns the bones of your back to reduce discomfort and minimize medication intake. This helps relieve tense nerves and restore range of motion for quick recovery from your injury.
Thorough Evaluation of Your Back Injury
As every individual responds to treatments differently, we don’t follow a one-size-fits-all plan for our treatments. Our chiropractors individually evaluate patients to ensure the treatment is appropriate for their condition. Our doctors take the time to understand the extent of your injury to recommend the adjustment required.
Continuous Support Throughout Recovery & Treatment
Apart from spinal manipulations, we also teach patients some therapeutic exercises, and recommend massage therapy as complementary treatment for their back pain. We provide a full in-house clinic that will serve as your support throughout your recovery. In most cases, there are no out of pocket costs to the patient for our treatments.