According to the National Institutes of Health, an astonishing $75-90 billion is spent on back pain relief annually in the United States. It costs companies a $10-20 billion loss in productivity each year. And 80% of adults have suffered debilitating back and neck pain at some point in their lives. These figures are astounding and, in many cases, preventable. For effective Springfield back pain treatment, the Springfield Chiropractic Clinic is your number one choice. We offer a wide variety of chiropractic and nutritional procedures and modalities to help you achieve optimal health through natural, safe, and effective care with a personal touch. Our state-of-the-art wellness center, founded by Dr. Timothy Wenneborg, DC, who has 24 years of extensive training in the most advanced chiropractic techniques, is dedicated to the health, vitality and well-being of each and every one of our patients. Our dedication to your care and comfort in a warm and welcoming environment is what makes us unique. Our goal is to serve our community with whole body health. We treat a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions including complete chiropractic examinations, spinal adjustments and rehabilitation, nutrition and weight loss, cold laser therapy, natural hormone replacement, and a full service clinic.
In many cases, back strain is a major cause of back problems. Lifting something heavy or incorrectly, or repetitive movements, may cause a muscle to tighten up causing pain. In other cases, the shortened muscle pulls on the vertebrae of the spine resulting in nerve compression and pain. Rest is often prescribed along with ice packs and over the counter analgesics. During pregnancy, most women develop a diastasis recti – or a weakening of the supportive abdominal connective tissue. This often results in lower back pain associated with pregnancy. Gentle stretching exercises and the use of proper body mechanics are integral to healing and prevention. Malformations of the spine, such as scoliosis or kyphosis are also major causes of back pain. Depending upon the severity of the malformation, Springfield back pain treatment may consist of spinal adjustments and stretching exercises.
The best treatment, however, is prevention. And that means mindfully employing proper body mechanics whenever you lift something or bend over. Springfield back pain treatment includes strategies to avoid injury, such as recruiting and strengthening your core muscles. This abdominal muscle group plays an important part in lower back stability and support, particularly the deepest abdominal muscle the transverse abdominus. So the stronger your core is, the stronger your back will be and the more likely it is that you will prevent back injury. A program of strengthening exercises and regular chiropractic care make a winning combination in treating and avoiding back injuries.