Back Pain FAQs
Back pain can range from occasional mild pain to severe back pain symptoms that interfere with your daily living. Once pain has reached this stage, it’s time to get help. A visit to your Freeport, NY, chiropractor, Dr. Walter E. Mendoza, can determine the cause of your pain so you can get relief. Here are some common questions people ask about the causes of back pain and chiropractic back pain treatment.
What causes back pain?
Back pain can be caused by an acute injury from playing sports, an auto accident, or workplace mishap or it can be due to a chronic condition like osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease. Many people suffer from back pain due to years of poor posture, heavy lifting, obesity that puts a strain on back muscles, and performing tasks that require the same motions year after year. Diagnosing the cause of your back pain is the first step to getting relief.
How is back pain diagnosed?
Our Freeport, NY, chiropractor will review your medical history to get an idea of chronic conditions you may have that are contributing to your pain. We’ll also review your lifestyle and discuss any recent injuries that could be prompting back pain symptoms. We’ll perform a physical exam and take x-rays or CT scans, if necessary, to diagnose your condition. This information is essential to making a plan for treatment.
What’s the goal of chiropractic back pain treatment?
Our chiropractic treatments focus on pain relief as a priority. Once painful symptoms are under control, we’ll work on treating the source of your pain to help your body heal. As back pain is often related to spinal issues, we’ll start by ensuring your spinal column is in proper alignment. Traumatic injuries can cause misalignments in your spine, putting undue pressure on joints, discs and nerves. Through chiropractic adjustments, your Freeport, NY chiropractor will realign your spine to reduce pain and restore spinal function.
Massage is another therapy we use to soothe back pain. Massage relaxes muscle tension and circulates blood to painful areas so they can heal quicker. We’ll also recommend physical therapy exercises to strengthen your spinal muscles and restore mobility.
How long will I need treatment?
The length of our chiropractic treatments depends on your injury and its severity. You may experience pain relief after one or two visits or you may need more extensive care to help your body heal. By customizing your treatment, we can help you get maximum relief from every visit.
See Dr. Walter E. Mendoza for Chiropractic Back Pain Relief
To schedule a consultation for back pain diagnosis and treatment, contact the office of Dr. Walter E. Mendoza in Freeport, NY, at (516) 213-4610.