One of the most common causes of job-related disabilities, back pain is the reason millions of men and women miss work each year. At Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain, in Hamburg, New York, Darren Bell, DC, has more than 27 years treating patients of all ages for back pain – both chronic and acute. Dr. Bell is skilled in a variety of manual techniques, and he uses the latest therapies and technologies to provide natural pain relief for the underlying cause of your back pain. You don’t have to live with back pain. Call to schedule an appointment or book online.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Back pain often develops from structural problems that affect the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your back. The pain may come from an old injury or spinal degeneration that occurs as a result of age and wear-and-tear over the years. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Muscle strains and sprains
A traumatic injury or spinal irregularities can also lead to long-term back pain. On rare occasions, back pain comes from tumors or spinal infections.
When should I seek treatment for back pain?
When back pain prevents you from participating in activities you enjoy or makes it hard to do your job every day, it’s time to seek treatment from Dr. Bell. Other signs that you need help for back pain include:
- Pain that lasts longer than three weeks
- Pain that continues to worsen
- Loss of mobility walking or moving
- Difficulty sitting or standing for long periods
- Trouble sleeping because of your pain
- Pain that radiates down into your leg
If you’re depending on over-the-counter or prescription pain medications to help you get through your day, it’s time to take a more long-term approach to manage your back pain.
How does a chiropractor treat back pain?
Drawing on his nearly three decades as a chiropractor, Dr. Bell creates a customized treatment plan based on your symptoms and the underlying source of your back pain. His holistic treatment strategies may include any combination of the following:
- Manual spinal adjustments
- Advanced instrumentation adjustments
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Stretching exercises
- Thor® Class 3B laser treatments
- Spinal decompression therapy
- Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing
- Lifestyle modifications
Improving your overall health can also help alleviate back pain. Dr. Bell is certified and trained in a number of pain management techniques, including nutritional pain management. He can help you get relief over time, through natural methods and small changes that make a big difference.
To get expert care in a welcoming environment, contact Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain by phone or through the convenient online booking system.