Back pain is common, affecting nearly everybody from time to time. If you struggle with severe or ongoing back discomfort, rely on Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Expert chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, finds the root cause of back pain and treats it using a gentle, holistic approach. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule online today.
Back pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your back or spine. It could be mild, moderate, severe, or crippling in some cases. You may have back pain because of a disease, age-related wear, heavy lifting, or an accident. Treatment with Dr. Gailes offers the back pain relief you deserve.
If you have back discomfort, it could feel like:
You might have limited movement or range of motion with back pain. It could come and go or linger long-term.
Common causes of back discomfort include:
You may have back pain after falling, lifting something heavy, playing contact sports, or being in a work-related or auto accident.
Sciatica occurs when your sciatic nerve gets compressed or irritated. It can cause radiating pain in your lower back, buttocks, and down your leg. You might feel burning or excruciating discomfort, as well as an electric shock-like jolt.
Risk factors for developing sciatica include older age, heavy lifting, weight challenges, diabetes, and prolonged sitting.
To find the root cause of back pain and develop an effective treatment plan, Dr. Gailes discusses your symptoms and medical history. She checks your vital signs, completes a comprehensive physical exam, and may recommend undergoing blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures.
Dr. Gailes puts your needs first and will recommend treatment based on your specific condition. Common back pain treatments include:
Things you can do at home to alleviate back pain include resting your back, using ice or heat packs, wearing a brace, and doing stretches and strengthening exercises. Eat nutritious foods, maintain a healthy body weight, stay active, and get plenty of sleep.
The chiropractic adjustments Dr. Gailes offers at Indian Harbor Chiropractic include motion palpation, spinal adjustments, activator application, drop table care, neuromuscular therapy, and more to diminish back pain.
Dr. Gailes offers neuromuscular therapy to relieve muscle tension and nerve pressure while reducing back discomfort. The treatment focuses pressure on specific areas to reduce pain.
Physical therapy stretches and strength exercises help diminish back pain, improve mobility, and give you a better quality of life.
To learn more about the many back pain treatments available at Indian Harbor Chiropractic, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.