Back Pain Consultations

Back pain and back injuries are no laughing matter. If you’ve never had any issues with your back or spine, consider yourself lucky. If you have, then you know just how fast back pain can bring your every day life to screeching halt.

Why Get a Back Pain Consultation?

Not all back pain is the same. Nerve pain can be different than muscle pain and issues like arthritis, disc problems or other diseases can also play a factor. In addition to helping find out and diagnosis what kind of back pain you have, a back pain consultation can also help locate the real source or orgin of you pain so the right treatment can be applied. Common back injuries can be found in different areas of the back, including:

  • Lower Back
  • Middle Back
  • Upper Back
  • Cervical Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lumbar Spine

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Knowing both the precise cause of a persons back pain and location provides the first step in treating the problem. This is why a back pain consultation is so important. Sometimes you might feel symptoms and problems in one part of your body, but the underlying cause might be from another place.

What Increases Back Pain Risk

Generally speaking, the back is such a large part of the human body that it used in just about every physical action or motion. Because of this is it is not always easy to avoid risks or injuries. There may also be genetic or historical factors in your family history that can not be changed. Some of the things that can be changed to help avoid back pain risk are:

Regular Exercise – This is good for overall health and should be something everybody incorporates into their every day life

Smoking – Believe it or not, some studies show that smokers have a higher risk of back pain than non smokers. Be sure to mention to your chiropractor if you are a smoker when you are receiving a back pain consultation.

Obesity and Overweight – This sometimes goes along the first point of regular exercise. There are a wide range of things that people who are overweight are at higher risk for.

Stress – This one might not be the easiest to manage, but nonetheless is an important factor to point out in any back pain consultation. Both physical and emotional stress are factors.

Summary

Back pain is unfortunately one of the more common ailments out there and millions and millions of people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. A back pain consultation should be considered both for acute accidents or incidents when someone experiences immediate or sudden pain, as well as long term back pain that might not seem like a big deal at first but steadily increases over time. Choosing to see your doctor or chiropractor early on for an initial back pain consultation is very important. There may be some action or exercise you can take early that will prevent an injury from getting much worse.

Most local chiropractors can help not only in the evaluation and consultation, but can also provide treatment options at different levels. In some cases, patients might be able to perform regular exercises or stretching at home that will improve the problem. Others may be more suited for regular treatment or supervised help from medially trained professionals.

As with all doctors and medical treatment, it is important that you give your chiropractor or doctor ALL relevant information they will need to best evaluation your individual situation.

Back Pain Consultation Links and Resources

Some basic stuff for any Dr. Oz fans out there – Back Pain 101

Exercises to reduce lower back pain

Stretching for back pain relief

 

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