Many people who start to feel pain in their back area may reach for pain medication or anti-inflammatory to control their symptoms. These medicines can be beneficial in the short-term so a person is not experiencing intense pain, but then a comprehensive treatment plan must be created in order to address the underlying problem. If not, then the problem can slowly turn into a chronic or degenerative issue. A chiropractor from AmeriWell Clinics can do an exam and run diagnostics to determine where the pain is originating from and potential causes.

Treating a Pinched Nerve

Many people will see a chiropractor because they believe they have a pinched nerve. This is a condition that is actually very complicated and can involve physical trauma, chemical build-up, or emotional toxins – all of which can affect the tissues of the spinal cord. When a nerve is rubbed, scraped, stretched, or pinched, because of irritation of the joints, or a loss of spinal curve, pain can result. A chiropractor can assess the affected area to determine if a nerve is pinched, and provide you with a treatment plan. 

Treating a Slipped Disc

In between the spinal bones are an intervertebral disc of cartilage-like material. This allows the discs to comfortably turn and bend. However, when there is a trauma or injury to the spine, the disc can herniate, tear, bulge, or rupture. The pain can be very unpleasant and long-lasting. Although a chiropractor cannot guarantee results, many patients have been able to avoid surgery and find relief through adjustments. 

When to See a Chiropractor

If you feel like your back, spine, shoulder, neck, or joint health could be better, then we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us to find out whether chiropractic care is right for you. If the pain has persisted for longer than several weeks, then it is worth getting advice from a chiropractor family’s trust for the best chiropractic services. Contact our office as soon as possible if you are experiencing these following symptoms for more than seven days:

  • Pain radiating through one or both legs
  • Tingling, weakness, or numbness in one or both legs
  • Swelling or redness at the region of pain
  • Intense pain, particularly when lying down or at nighttime
  • Unintentional weight loss

Your First Appointment

At your first consultation with a chiropractor at AmeriWell Clinics, we may ask you about your general medical history, when you first began feeling the pain, where the pain is located, and what degree of pain you are feeling. It can also help us to know what kind of treatments or approaches you have tried in the past without lasting results. While less common, it is possible that we may suggest getting testing done, such as x-rays, bloodwork, or an MRI scan. During the exam, we will evaluate your range of movement, muscle strength, and posture. Please let us know if you have been part of any kind of personal injury accident in recent months, including a car accident, slip and fall accident, workplace accident, etc.