20 Aug Understand Your Pain Using our Pain Assessment Tool
Understanding your pain is the first step to developing a plan for alleviating it. When you can pinpoint your pain and its source, we can begin to assess and address the causes. Whether your treatment plan includes physical therapy, injections, or other treatments, it all begins with an assessment of the pain, its location, severity, accompanying symptoms like dizziness or tension, and potential causes.
Lower Back Pain
Pain in the lower back may have a variety of causes. Most commonly, lower back pain is caused by an impingement or irritation of nerves traveling through the spaces in the lower spine. These conditions can be caused by a herniated disc, swelling, trauma, degenerative disc disease, or other causes. By pinpointing the location of the pain and taking a full medical history, we can begin to develop a treatment plan to address your chronic lower back pain.
Middle Back Pain
Pain in the center region of the back may be due to muscle strain or weakness or to irritation around the nerves. Typically, middle back pain is caused by overuse, strain or injury. The ligaments, muscles, discs, and spinal structures that support the back can become damaged from repetitively lifting or bending in ways that put stress on those structures. Improving posture, and strengthening the muscles in the area can help improve your middle back pain.
Neck and shoulder pain often go hand in hand. It’s important to pinpoint the source of your pain, in order to begin to treat it. Neck pain is typically caused by strain, injury, or trauma to the structures making up the neck. If you suspect you or a loved one has received a trauma or injury in relation to your neck and back, don’t hesitate. Call today for your initial consultation and use our pain assessment tool to begin the process of developing a treatment plan that suits your needs.