It’s estimated that 80% of adults will experience back pain at some time during their life. No matter the cause of your back pain, this common problem can interfere with even minor activities like getting out of bed in the morning or climbing a flight of stairs. Rebekah Nunn, DC, at Covenant Chiropractic Clinic P.C. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, regularly works with men and women to provide safe, noninvasive relief from back pain. To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, make an appointment by calling or clicking the online scheduling tool today.
Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems worldwide. Every year in the United States alone, back pain accounts for thousands of trips to the emergency room and billions of dollars in lost productivity.
Back pain affects everyone differently. Sometimes your pain is sharp, shooting, and electric in nature. Other times, it’s dull, throbbing, and triggered by long periods of standing or sitting.
Most back pain is the result of a strained muscle or ligament. You can address minor injuries like these with rest, alternating between ice and heat therapy, and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs).
However, if your pain persists or gets worse, or if you experience symptoms like fever, numbness and tingling, or a lack of bladder and bowel control, it’s important to seek professional medical help right away.
Your spine features a complex network of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and vertebrae. Any type of strain, misalignment or physical injury can cause pain, irritation, and immobility.
Some common causes of back pain include:
Other, less common causes of back pain include ankylosing spondylitis, infection, cancer, and cauda equina syndrome.
At Covenant Chiropractic Clinic P.C., Dr. Nunn takes a holistic approach to treating back pain. Instead of trying to mask your symptoms, Dr. Nunn first identifies the underlying cause of your pain and then develops a treatment plan to help you recover.
At your first appointment, Dr. Nunn performs a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you about the symptoms you’re experiencing. Dr. Nunn may also order X-rays to get a closer look at your musculoskeletal structure.
Once Dr. Nunn pinpoints the source of your discomfort, she develops a treatment plan to relieve inflammation and improve your mobility. Typically, this involves a series of lifestyle changes like modifying your diet and physical therapy. Dr. Nunn may also recommend regular chiropractic adjustments using the drop table technique, prone technique, diversify technique, or feat technique.
If your symptoms persist, Dr. Nunn also offers Echonia cold laser therapy and traditional and no-needle acupuncture.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who’s living with back pain? Take the first step toward relief today, by calling or clicking the online booking tool and scheduling an appointment at Covenant Chiropractic Clinic P.C. today.