Back Pain in Palos Hills
If you suffer from back pain, you are far from alone. It's estimated that about 80% of us will experience back pain at some time in our life. The spine is actually 33 separate bones that protect the spinal cord and is part of the complex neuromuscular system. If you experience upper back pain, middle back pain or lower back pain in Palos Hills, IL, we encourage you to see Dr. McKenna, our Palos Hills chiropractor, at Essential Chiropractic and Health Center.
General Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can result from one or more of four general causes.
- Trauma – This usually refers to back pain caused by injury from outside physical forces' often by accident. This may be an automobile accident, sports injury, slip and fall or an injury at work. Whiplash is a common cause of neck and upper back pain from automobile accidents. When you experience back pain from some form of trauma, see our chiropractor in Palos Hills promptly. Muscle strains and a herniated disc can also result from trauma.
- Lifestyle – Your lifestyle can have a huge impact on back pain. Being over-weight, poor diet, poor posture and use of electronics can all cause various forms of discomfort. Ergonomics in the workplace play a significant role in spinal health.
- Aging – Age related degeneration can cause a variety of issues, especially involving discs. A degenerated or bulging disc can be the cause of serious pain. Even older residents can find back pain relief with a visit to our Palos Hills chiropractor at Essential Chiropractic and Health Center.
- Disease – Back pain can be the result of diseases like sciatica, arthritis and cancer. In many cases, our Palos Hills chiropractor will work in conjunction with traditional medical doctors to help relieve disease-related back pain.
How Our Chiropractor in Palos Hills Treats Back Pain
Our Palos Hills chiropractor treats back pain by first discovering its root cause. We do this through a personal lifestyle consultation, postural screenings, a variety of tests like those that determine current range of motion along with other diagnostic procedures. Once a diagnosis is complete, we'll prescribe a treatment program to best treat your specific condition. Chiropractic adjustments are at the core of our treatment for upper back pain, middle back pain and lower back pain. These adjustments realign the back, putting it in a better position to heal. Our chiropractor in Palos Hills is also skilled in physical therapy, massage therapy, and rehabilitation. We will often prescribe diet changes to support healing along with stretches and exercise. Many patients feel pressure relief and find at least some pain relief after their initial treatment, but our goal is long-lasting health and wellness.
Make an Appointment with our Palos Hills Chiropractor Today
If you are suffering back pain from a herniated disc, bulging disc or if you are experiencing any injury related back discomfort, please make an appointment with our Palos Hills Chiropractor today. Call us at 708-233-0022. We are located at 7229 West 103rd Street, in Palos Hills, IL. Essential Chiropractic and Health Care serves the Palos Hills, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, and Chicago Ridge areas of Chicago.