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.


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


Lower Back Pain

At some point in most peoples lives, they will experience some degree of lower back pain. This might not sound that bad, but when it happens it can be a big problem. Lower back pain can effect almost everything you do in day to day life – bending over, standing up, sitting down etc. When and if this happens, most people need the problem solved fast so they can get back to their lives and work. If you live on the Central Coast, consider Dr. Andy Huyck at Maximum Health Chiropractic in Atascadero, CA.

Lower Back Pain Symptoms

  • Sudden or severe pain and aching in the lower back – particularly after moving suddenly, lifting something heavy or physical activity. This can include:
  • Muscle Spasms or Physical soreness to the touch
  • Difficulty moving, standing or walking
  • Pain that aches and is dull or constant rather than acute

The severity of lower back pain can range from extreme to mild. While some may heal on their own over time, it is best to seek out a trained back or spine professional to get treatment. This will not only speed up the recovery, but also help to identify the cause of the problem. Knowing the main cause of the problem can help to prevent future injuries as well.

Muscle strain, over use or injury is one of the common causes of lower back pain. Athletes and those with more physical jobs are likely candidates. Seeing your local doctor or a trained chiropractor should be the first step in treating this problem, as it could be a variety of issues including but not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle Strain

View more of the chiropractic services and techniques offered at Maximum Health Chiropractic or call today to setup an appointment at 805.466.0807. Some more back pain tools and resources can be found here


Back & Neck Pain Relief

Most people visit their local chiropractor for relief from back or neck pain. Where most medical doctors will treat this pain with pills or surgery, a chiropractor can treat this using hands and manipulating the body. Using their hands to adjust the skeletal structure and spine has many positive effects on the body and can unblock nerve energy and allow the body to heal while reducing pain.

Local Atascadero Chiropractor – Maximum Health Chiropractic

Maximum Health Chiropractic treats patients in the San Luis Obispo area from their offices on El Camino Real in Atascadero. Families and individuals with a variety of back and neck pain have found relief to their symptoms. If you are experiencing back, neck or other pain and live in Templeton, Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo, consider an appointment with Maximum Health Chiropractic today and start feeling better!


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