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Back Pain Treatment in Springfield

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

If you are living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care in Springfield might be a good treatment option. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it. In the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it. This article aims to help you to understand what causes lower back pain, and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.


Back Pain in Springfield

The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. The following explains some of the most common issues and their identifying features. It also explains how chiropractic medicine can help to resolve them. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment, but we highly recommend that you seek a professional opinion to properly diagnose these issues.


Disc Bulges and Herniations

Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.

It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. A chiropractor in Springfield will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.


Subluxations

Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.


Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains

Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.


Stress and Back Pain

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.


Disc Bulges and Herniations

Almost everyone has experienced back pain at some point in their lives. Aching, sore backs are one of the few conditions that are so universal that it is difficult to find a single person that has not experienced it if even in a minor way. There is a difference between back pain that just lasts a very short time, a day or two and low back pain that doesn’t go away for weeks or months. Back paint that doesn’t respond to conservative treatment like rest or NSAID medication within a few days is something that needs to be evaluated by a professional that specializes in the field of treating low back pain. Experience and training are the two most important things to consider when choosing who should evaluate your back pain.

An inexperienced provider may not diagnose your condition correctly and may end up actually worsening your pain. If the diagnosis is correct, it is also possible that without proper training, a rehabilitation program designed to correct the painful lower back symptoms may instead just be a waste of time or again, may in fact worsen the pain that it is intended to correct.
When you consider the amount of time and money that will be invested in a treatment program at any facility, you owe it to yourself to get the best. This does not always mean that you need to go see someone who is a university professor who lectures on back pain treatment and what is the “textbook” correct method of treating the lower back.

Experience and wisdom go hand in hand. If you were to pick the most experienced and wisest provider, you would want someone who has treated at least several thousand people who have the same or similar conditions to yours and who has done this successfully for these patients. Credentials are also important and you would want to pick a person who has excellent credentials, a license and who is someone that is above the ordinary, run of the mill, average provider and who is a leader in this field of back pain treatment.

At our office, our clinical director, Dr. Johnsen, has 18 years of experience in treating people with lower back pain. He has excellent credentials and is one of the few doctors in the area who has specialized in the field of rehabilitation of neck and back pain. He has completed hundreds of hours of coursework in back pain treatment and rehabilitation in addition to being the author of two books on rehabilitation and treatment of injuries. He has also treated over 4000 patients, most of whom have had lower back pain as well as other types of pain.


Lower Back Pain

Almost everyone has experienced back pain at some point in their lives. Aching, sore backs are one of the few conditions that are so universal that it is difficult to find a single person that has not experienced it if even in a minor way. There is a difference between back pain that just lasts a very short time, a day or two and low back pain that doesn’t go away for weeks or months. Back paint that doesn’t respond to conservative treatment like rest or NSAID medication within a few days is something that needs to be evaluated by a professional that specializes in the field of treating low back pain. Experience and training are the two most important things to consider when choosing who should evaluate your back pain.

An inexperienced provider may not diagnose your condition correctly and may end up actually worsening your pain. If the diagnosis is correct, it is also possible that without proper training, a rehabilitation program designed to correct the painful lower back symptoms may instead just be a waste of time or again, may in fact worsen the pain that it is intended to correct.
When you consider the amount of time and money that will be invested in a treatment program at any facility, you owe it to yourself to get the best. This does not always mean that you need to go see someone who is a university professor who lectures on back pain treatment and what is the “textbook” correct method of treating the lower back.

Experience and wisdom go hand in hand. If you were to pick the most experienced and wisest provider, you would want someone who has treated at least several thousand people who have the same or similar conditions to yours and who has done this successfully for these patients. Credentials are also important and you would want to pick a person who has excellent credentials, a license and who is someone that is above the ordinary, run of the mill, average provider and who is a leader in this field of back pain treatment.

At our office, our clinical director, Dr. Johnsen, has 18 years of experience in treating people with lower back pain. He has excellent credentials and is one of the few doctors in the area who has specialized in the field of rehabilitation of neck and back pain. He has completed hundreds of hours of coursework in back pain treatment and rehabilitation in addition to being the author of two books on rehabilitation and treatment of injuries. He has also treated over 4000 patients, most of whom have had lower back pain as well as other types of pain.

Our facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic and rehabilitation equipment, including on-site x-rays as well as advanced machines such as our Aqua-massage. Not only is our facility well equipped for treatment and staffed with excellent, professional and highly experienced and credentialed providers, but we also handle all the insurance and billing tasks for you, so you don’t have to deal with difficult and demanding insurance companies – we will do it for you.
Call us at (413) 737-7787 to set up your appointment. We offer a no-cost pain severity evaluation that will allow you to get to know us before we get to know you and we are sure that you will want to experience the difference that our experience can make for you. Call us now and we will help you to resolve any pain that you might have in the fastest and most complete way that we can and we will also do it in an easy and fun way that will make you want to stop in again and again because you liked the experience so much!


Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to cause symptoms of lower back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. Springfield chiropractic doctors are trained to identify these issues and support you in getting the appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in spinal misalignments and respond well to chiropractic adjustments.

If you have questions about how our team at Active Back Pain Relief Center can help you, please schedule a consultation today.

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Monday
9:00am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 1:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm


Saturday
10:00am - 11:00am

Active Back Pain Relief Center
424 Springfield Street
Springfield, MA 01107
(413) 737-7787

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