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Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

Most people suffering from back pain choose a chiropractor because it’s a customized treatment plan that is drug-free, hands-on, and often offers timely pain relief once treatment begins. Over 22 million Americans seek relief for their back pain each year by visiting chiropractors. Out of these Americans, about 35%–or 7.7 million–are suffering from back pain caused by sports, auto accidents, and general muscle strain.

What Can Gold Coast Chiropractic Do?

The first thing Dr. Fisher will do is carry out an examination to diagnose your back pain. Receiving chiropractic care for back pain is considered highly effective. He will use hands-on manipulation of your spine to achieve proper alignment. The core belief of chiropractic work is that the proper alignment of the spine, and the body’s musculoskeletal system as a whole, aids in the body’s own ability to heal itself without medication or surgery.

Chiropractic manipulation aids in restoring the joints’ ability and helps with restricted movement caused by tissue injuries. While chiropractic is sometimes used in conjunction with other medical treatments, it is most often used as a stand-alone way to relieve back pain.

How Dr. Dr. Fisher at Gold Coast Chiropractic Help Relieve Back Pain?

Dr. Fisher will ask about a patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination, which may involve lab tests and diagnostic imagining in order to determine the appropriate treatment. Next, Dr. Fisher may put manual adjustment into the treatment plan, which will involve adjusting the joints with a sudden controlled force to improve range of motion.

Nutritional and lifestyle counseling also commonly accompany adjustments for continued pain relief. Dr. Fisher’s goal is to increase range of motion and overall health while helping the patient overcome pain and be restored after injuries.

Different Types of Back Pain

There are a couple different types of back pain. At Gold Coast Chiropractic, Dr. Fisher will use the patient’s history and their examination to determine whether back pain is acute or chronic. Acute back pain lasts for no longer than six weeks and will typically heal itself overtime. It’s caused by moving furniture or other strenuous movement that can cause sudden injury.

On the other hand, chronic back pain is on-going and would require treatment, such as chiropractic care, to overcome.

What Are The Risks And Benefits?

Since it is a drug-free treatment option, chiropractic care is often considered safe and low-risk. Patients generally begin feeling better after their first adjustment, and they will continue to improve for as long as they follow the chiropractor’s advice regarding diet, nutrition, and exercise.

Adjustments are sometimes prescribed routinely for a few weeks, depending on the individual patient. Some patients will need maintenance care and will need to continue seeing their chiropractor for an extended period of time, with regular adjustments and exams. Occasionally, chiropractors will recommend just one or two alignments, and they will continuously re-examine your health to determine the next course of action and so they can keep adjusting your treatment plan to fit your changing needs.

Information to Tell Dr. Fisher at Gold Coast Chiropractic

Dr. Fisher will be able to learn a good amount during his examination of you, but he will be able to diagnose you quicker and more accurately if you provide him with all of the necessary information. He will, of course, ask you multiple questions to guide their diagnosis. He may also have a short form for you to fill regarding your pain, however, you should also tell him about anything particular that comes to mind.

Here are some things you may be prompted to tell Dr. Fisher. If not, you should offer this information on your own:

  • How long you have been experiencing your back pain.
  • Any potential causes of your back pain.
  • Your medical history regarding injuries, medication use, etc.
  • Other treatment options you have tried.
  • Particular exercises/movements that further agitate your back pain.

If you do not know all of this information or are unsure about any of it, you should definitely let your Dr. Fisher know. After all, the only way they can give you an accurate diagnosis is if he have accurate information.

Seeking Out Chiropractic Care from Gold Coast Chiropractic

If you are experiencing back pain, chiropractic care can help you overcome it. While you cannot expect it to instantly disappear, after you get your first adjustment, you will likely feel some incredible relief. However, you will need to follow Dr. Fisher’s recommendations and advice if you’d like to continue managing—and eventually overcoming—your back pain.

At Gold Coast Chiropractic, Dr. Paul Fisher cares about each of his patients. It is his goal to help his patients live active, healthy lives. Chiropractic care can help! Chiropractic is a safe, natural, and effective way to treat a variety of symptoms such as lower back pain, headaches, neck pain, arthritis, ADHD, anxiety, and more.

Dr. Fisher’s expertise in the chiropractic field and incredible patient care is what keeps patients returning to Gold Coast Chiropractic, and raving about their results.

Call or visit Gold Coast Chiropractic today at 1150 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois. Reach us by phone at 312.988.9655 or email us at info@goldcoastchiropractic.com. We look forward to working with you on your quest for back pain relief!