Back Pain Treatment is Provided at Kosak Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Back pain is extremely common in individuals of all ages. The pain can be due to an injury, like a sprain or strain, or it can be caused by a condition, like degenerative disc disease. Our chiropractor at Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Omaha can diagnose the causes of your back pain and recommend an individualized treatment program.
Common Reasons People Experience Back Pain
Most people experience back pain due to a sprain or a strain from improper lifting techniques. However, back pain can also be caused by degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and pinched nerves.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is most common in older individuals, usually over the age of 40. This condition occurs over time as the normal process of aging. When we are young, the discs that cushion our vertebrae are full of a clear fluid and can easily absorb the shocks we place on the spine every day. As we get older, the discs lose their hydration, which can cause them to develop tears and cracks and lead to back pain.
Herniated discs can be the result of degenerative disc disease, or they can occur as the result of a traumatic accident, like a car crash or hard fall. This condition results in part of the disc bulging or slipping out of place and putting pressure on the surrounding soft tissues and nerves. Individuals with herniated discs often experience lower back pain and/or pain that radiates into the buttocks or legs.
The spine contains the spinal cord and all the nerve roots that branch out to other parts of the body. Pinched nerves can be caused by degenerative disc disease, herniated discs and injuries to the muscles and tendons of the back. The most commonly pinched nerve in the back is the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower back and travels down the legs. When the sciatic nerve is pinched, it is called sciatica and can lead to lower back pain, pain in the buttocks and legs and difficulty walking.
Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains are extremely common. They can occur due to improper lifting techniques, lifting something that is too heavy, or they can be the result of a sports injury or car accident. Sprains and strains can result in back pain, muscle weakness and loss of range of motion of the back.
Back Pain Treatment with Our Chiropractor in Omaha
Our chiropractor in Omaha offers several natural back pain treatment options to help heal back injuries and relieve lower back pain and discomfort naturally.
Chiropractic adjustments from our back pain doctor are beneficial for reducing back pain and facilitating the healing of herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and sciatica. This chiropractic technique involves identifying any misaligned vertebrae and implementing a smooth, gentle thrust to the joint in order to maximize its range of motion and ensure that it is properly aligned.
When corrective exercises are used for back pain, they involve performing specific exercises and stretches that will help strengthen your core muscles, including your abs, obliques and back muscles. They help alleviate pain from sciatica, herniated discs and sprains and strains. When the core muscles are strong, they are better able to support the spine.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Back Pain
It is estimated that of the millions of people that visit chiropractors each year about 35 percent visit due to back pain, according to Spine Universe, and this is because chiropractic care is very effective at naturally alleviating back pain and healing back injuries.
- Natural Treatment Options
- Non-Invasive and Minimally Invasive Procedures Used
- Can Help Individuals Avoid Back Surgery
- Helps Reduce Reliance on OTC and Prescription Pain Medications
- Treats the Causes of Back Pain not the Symptoms
Benefits of Choosing Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Our chiropractic back pain doctor, Dr. Kosak, has more than 15 years of chiropractic experience in treating back pain. His goal is to treat back injuries and conditions with natural, non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures in order to decrease recovery times and reduce back pain naturally. He is certified in spinal adjustments, extremity adjusting, acupuncture, sports injury treatment and pediatric and maternity chiropractic, and he can help reduce your back pain so that you can get back to living an active, healthy lifestyle.