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Back Pain

Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain affects millions of people worldwide, and in many cases, the pain is chronic. Some of the most common reasons for back pain are muscle sprain/strain, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and poor posture. Many of these conditions are from aging, natural wear and tear on the disc, overuse, and improper posture. If left untreated, back pain can escalate, leading to chronic discomfort, reduced mobility, and impaired quality of life. Over time, untreated back pain may lead to degenerative changes in the spine, exacerbating symptoms and potentially causing disability.  Dr. Chip Shemansky provides expert care and holistic solutions to help you overcome and manage back pain and options to help prevent further complications.

What are the common causes of back pain?

Back pain injuries can stem from a wide array of factors and activities. Many individuals experience discomfort due to incorrect lifting techniques, where heavy objects are hoisted using the back instead of the legs. Prolonged periods of sitting with poor posture, like slouching at a desk, can lead to strained back muscles and pain. Furthermore, repetitive motions in the workplace or during sports can cause overuse injuries. Sudden trauma from accidents, such as car crashes or falls, may result in abrupt back injuries. Over time, the natural wear and tear on the spine can lead to conditions like herniated discs or spinal stenosis. Additionally, excess weight, a sedentary lifestyle, and even emotional stress can contribute to back pain. It's crucial to be mindful of these common causes and adopt preventive measures like proper lifting techniques, maintaining good posture, regular exercise, and seeking medical attention when necessary. Some other factors that result in back pain are;
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Muscle strains
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative conditions like arthritis
  • Spinal misalignments 


How can chiropractic care help with back pain?

During your initial visit, Dr. Shemansky conducts a comprehensive evaluation, which may include a physical examination, a review of your medical history, and possibly order imaging tests. Based on the findings, he designs a personalized treatment plan to address your back pain. 

He’ll recommend chiropractic adjustments and other therapies to facilitate healing and alleviate discomfort.


How long does it take to see results from chiropractic care for back pain?

The trajectory of improvement when it comes to back pain is contingent on various factors, primarily the severity and underlying cause of the pain. While some patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, many others require a more comprehensive treatment plan involving multiple sessions to achieve lasting results. Dr. Shemansky is committed to a holistic approach that goes beyond mere symptom management. He aims to not only alleviate immediate discomfort but also delve into the root causes of back pain. By addressing the underlying issues, his goal is to provide patients with a more sustained and enduring relief, thereby enhancing their overall well-being and quality of life.


Can chiropractic care prevent back pain in the future?

Numerous studies have suggested that chiropractic adjustments and therapy play a significant role in preventing future back pain. These therapies often focus on correcting spinal misalignments, improving posture, and enhancing musculoskeletal function. By addressing these factors, chiropractic care can help reduce the risk of recurrent or chronic back pain. Chiropractic care is not only about treating existing pain but also promoting overall spinal health to prevent future issues. Regular chiropractic visits helps maintain proper alignment, improve posture, and enhance musculoskeletal function, reducing the risk of recurring back pain.

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