Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the globe, causing millions of people to miss out on social and professional opportunities. If you live with back pain, contact Quentin Smith, DC, and Candace Gaitanis, APRN, CFNP, CFMP, at Enhanced Medical Centers in Tempe, Arizona, for expert assessment and customized treatments. Their team blends the best of chiropractic and medical care to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life. Call the office or make an appointment online today.
Your back and spine support your whole body not only helping you stay upright and supporting your head, arms, and core but also providing stability and shock absorption for your feet, legs, and hips. As a result, your back undergoes a significant amount of physical stress every day.
Back pain can stem from irregularities or misalignments in your spine or from sprains, strains, and tension in your muscles and connective tissue. The most common causes of back pain include:
Back pain is also highly variable. You could have a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing pain. Your pain could be constant or it could come and go. It could flare up with physical activity or be worse after a period of inactivity.
The team at Enhanced Medical Centers offer comprehensive consultations and exams to assess your back pain and diagnose its cause.
After reviewing your medical history and talking about your symptoms, they feel your spine and back for signs of abnormalities or trigger points. They might ask you to walk around the office or move through some gentle stretches, bends, and twists to observe any limitations in your range of motion.
In some cases, the will recommend X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging studies to gather more information about the condition causing your back pain and its location.
At Enhanced Medical Centers, the team creates customized treatment plans to relieve your pain. In many cases, they combine therapies to deliver the best possible pain relief while also healing the condition causing your pain.
Your treatment plan could include:
If you have back pain that doesn’t go away with rest and at-home treatments like over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs, you should talk to the team at Enhanced Medical Centers.
You can control many of the factors that contribute to back pain. For example, you can reduce your risk of back pain by staying active and maintaining a healthy weight. You should also try to maintain good posture whether you’re sitting, standing, or moving. If you have to lift or move a heavy object, use proper form to protect your back.
Don’t let back pain interfere with your life. Call Enhanced Medical Centers or schedule a consultation online today.