If you miss work and other normal activities due to back pain, you’re not alone. Back pain is a leading cause of doctor visits and disability across the world. Fortunately, the expert team at Texas Wellness Clinic offers an integrative approach to treating back pain, utilizing multiple modalities to provide relief. Call the office in Richmond, Texas, or request an appointment online today.
Back pain varies in type and intensity, ranging from a dull ache to sharp, excruciating pain. The pain can come on suddenly or develop gradually. Sometimes, pain begins in your back and radiates to another part of your body, like an arm or leg. Symptoms like numbness and tingling in your limbs may occur with back pain.
From lifting something heavy to degenerative diseases that occur over time, many problems can cause back pain. Common causes of back pain include:
Muscle strains and ligament sprains are leading causes of back pain. These injuries can result from poor posture, heavy lifting, or trauma like car accidents or sports injuries. Muscle spasms, also known as trigger points, can also cause pain.
Osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease are common back pain causes that occur when the structures of your spine wear down with age.
Anything that pinches, injures, or compresses your spinal cord or nerve roots can trigger pain. Herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica are common nerve problems that cause back pain.
Other widespread back disorders include osteoporosis, a condition that weakens your bones, and congenital conditions like scoliosis.
First, the Texas Wellness Clinic team thoroughly reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam.
They may take imaging tests, like an on-site digital X-ray, to evaluate the structures of your spine, or nerve studies, such as electromyography (EMG), to measure your nerve function. These tests help the team confirm a diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan.
The Texas Wellness Clinic team specializes in conservative and integrative back pain treatment. Depending on your particular needs, they may recommend one or more of the following approaches:
They also provide on-site chiropractic and rehabilitation services, including spinal decompression therapy, soft tissue mobilization, active and passive rehabilitation, and chiropractic adjustments. Regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is also available.
For comprehensive care of back pain, call Texas Wellness Clinic today or request an appointment online.