Back Pain Treatment and Relief

It is estimated that 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their life. Conditions of the lower, middle, and upper back are the leading cause of lost job time and are among the most common complaints heard by doctors nationwide. Back pain may involve sore muscles, ligaments, discs, fractures, and other problems. If your back pain persists for more than 2 weeks, or is accompanied by numbness, trouble sleeping, or immobilization, it’s time to see a doctor.

Causes

Most cases of back pain are centered around the lower back, as the lumbar spine supports the weight of the upper body and is therefore subject to mechanical stress. Common causes of back pain include:

  • Degenerative discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Disc tear
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Poor posture

Symptoms

The following symptoms often accompany back pain:

  • Muscle ache
  • Shooting pain
  • Leg pain
  • Limited flexibility or range of motion of the back
  • Inability to stand up straight

Treatment

MacKenzie SDI specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic back pain. Treatment will begin with a thorough examination, where the doctors at MacKenzie SDI will uncover the root cause of your pain. After a careful diagnosis, your treatment may include spinal decompression therapy and/or chiropractic care. MacKenzie SDI will suggest a treatment plan that is specific to your unique condition.