Back pain is one of the main reasons people visit doctors in the United States. If you were to look at statistics, back pain is the most frequent complaint that doctors hear about and at Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic, it’s no different. We often see several patients with back pain per day.
At Hawk Ridge Family Chiropractic in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, we have a team of back pain experts. They did their studying and completed their training. With years of experience on their side, they can professionally treat your back pain so you can resume your life without trouble.
Since back pain is the most common medical complaint, it must have many causes. Of these, muscle strain is the most common cause of back pain. The treatment is easy. We usually recommend not overexerting back muscles along with chiropractic treatment. Mild painkillers can be used too.
There are other more serious causes of back pain like disc herniation or a vertebral fracture. Vertebral fractures are particularly serious and might even require immediate surgery. We can help with back muscle spasms, disc herniations, and a few other things that cause back pain.
The treatment of back pain can involve multiple specialists. In some cases, chiropractic treatment is sufficient. In others, a team effort with an orthopedic surgeon or primary care physician might be required.
We get many referrals to help patients with herniated discs. Certain exercises and chiropractic movements need to be done to strengthen the back and neck muscles. Strengthening these muscles can help keep the disc from moving even further from where it’s supposed to be.
Patients usually respond well to chiropractic treatments for back pain. Another benefit of chiropractic treatments is that if you feel better through them, you won’t need to rely on painkillers as much. Even the mildest over-the-counter painkillers have side effects. Avoiding them in any way possible is always a good thing.
Feel free to call or visit us at any time. We’re open to answering all of your questions and assessing your condition to find out whether or not you would benefit from chiropractic treatments.