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Back Pain

Back pain--whether in the neck, low back, or pelvis--is an extremely common health problem experienced by millions of people around the world ever year. It's believed that most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and for many it will become a recurring problem.

What causes back pain? 

Back pain is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of specific causes and dysfunction. Individual factors must be considered when receiving treatment, and a chiropractor or other licensed healthcare professional must carefully examine and evaluate all relevant information about a person's health background. 

Specific causes of back pain may include: 

  • muscle strains or spasms

  • ligament sprains 

  • acute joint locking

  • spondylosis, arthritis, and other bone dysfunction

  • intervertebral disk herniation

  • individual and environmental factors, like stress, poor body mechanics, and overuse or repetitive work injuries

  • whiplash, headaches, and other sequelae which commonly follow car accidents

What are some treatment options for people suffering from back pain? 

Chiropractors are often one of the first healthcare professionals consulted after a person begins to experience pain. The all-natural, drug-free, and holistic treatment options that a chiropractor offers can yield real results which may drastically improve a person's quality of life. In the broadest terms, the goals of chiropractic care is to reduce pain, normalize joint function and mobility, and promote tissue healing. At Touchstone Rehabilitation & Health Center, we use several all-natural approaches to help all our patients achieve these goals. Services include:

  • Physical Therapy: this includes therapeutic exercise prescription with the goal to improve the strength and endurance of important postural muscles. Physical therapy, like chiropractic care, can also include manual techniques and postural screens aimed to address the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, and promote tissue healing.

  • Massage Therapy and Acupuncture: both these techniques promote relaxation and stress reduction, and can also provide healing and improved blood flow to soft and deep tissues. Additionally, these therapeutic techniques have also been shown to promote improved digestion and lymphatic flow, which can be important in the treatment of acute injuries. 

  • Holistic Treatment and Rehabilitation: including restorative and preventative patient education, herbal remedies, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling. Chiropractic care is successful for many patients because it takes the "whole-person" approach to treatment. This unique approach not only helps to identify and address the symptoms and underlying causes of disability, but also prevent a health problem from recurring. 

In addition to these services, our chiropractors and pain doctors also use manual techniques called spinal manipulations (or adjustments) to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and restore normal joint motion. These adjustments also impart a healing effect on a person's neurological and physiological systems, as well. 

Are you suffering from back pain? Get the relief you're looking for--naturally.  

If you are local to Staten Island, NY, call Touchstone Rehabilitation & Health Center today and experience the difference we can make in your healing.