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Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common health issues with 8 out of 10 people dealing with some form of back pain in their lifetime. It can come on as a sudden pain, be triggered by an accident or heavy lifting or be a dull chronic pain. Sometimes back pain can go away on its own, but other times medical care may be necessary.

You don’t need to live with your back pain simply because it is such a common ailment. Even simple issues like a strained back muscle can find relief from chiropractic care. Whether you deal with mild or severe, acute or chronic pain, Physicians Plus can help diagnose your back pain and get you back to living a happy, pain free life!

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Types of Back Pain

Back pain can come in a lot of variations from where it hurts to how much it hurts and can be caused by a multitude of issues. Often, back pain is categorized by the length of time it lasts. Back pain that comes on suddenly and resolves itself quickly is categorized as acute back pain. Pain that lasts from 4 to 12 weeks and comes on either quickly or slowly is called subacute back pain. Lastly, chronic back pain is pain that comes on quickly or slowly and lasts longer than 12 weeks. If you can recall how long ago your back pain began, it can help your physician better understand your type of back pain and which treatment might be more beneficial.

What to Look Out For

Pain from a back issue can manifest in different ways and locations. You may experience a dull ache or feel more intense shooting or burning pain. This pain can also radiate to different areas like down your leg. Any back pain should be brought up to your physician but it is especially important to seek out care if your back pain is radiating far down your leg, lasts longer than a few weeks, doesn’t get better with rest, or is accompanied by weight loss. Seek medical care immediately if your back pain is the result of a fall or injury, or is accompanied by fever or new bowel issues. 

Treatments With Physicians Plus

There are a variety of ways professionals can treat back pain, some of which include things like physical rehabilitation and treatment methods such as the McKenzie method. Physicians Plus doctors, Dr. Tim and Dr. Paul, believe in individualized treatment plans that take into account each person’s unique health history and concerns. Each patient’s treatment plan will be tailored to their needs and involve them entirely in the process so they can better understand and manage their own care. Contact Physicians Plus today to see how we can help you alleviate your back pain and any other health concerns you may be dealing with.

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Can Chiropractic Help Me Manage My Headaches?
What Types of Treatments Do You Offer?

Physicians Plus is committed to treating patients using methods that consider your individual physical health. Every person has unique movement patterns that they may not even be aware of, along with their own personal health history. Using this information, our physicians can treat muscle pain, back pain, migraines, sports injuries and more at their root cause. We use various chiropractic techniques to relieve your symptoms, including the Graston Technique®, McKenzie Method® and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization®, to name a few.

What Causes Soft Tissue Injuries, and How Are They Treated?

Soft tissue injuries happen when the muscles, tendons or ligaments experience a trauma. Something as simple as a sprain or overusing a certain muscle group can lead to pronounced pain and other symptoms. Whether your pain occurs suddenly or gradually over time, our team can help. At Physicians Plus, we use the Fascial Distortion Model™ to treat soft tissue injuries and accelerate healing. This approach utilizes a full-body strategy to improve your pain while encouraging tissue repair.

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