Persistent back and neck pain can be detrimental to your entire life. Not knowing what's causing it only adds to your frustration. At the Total Health Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, our osteopractor, Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry, has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating back and neck pain. In this post, he outlines some common causes of spinal discomfort and how he can help you manage it effectively with physical therapy.
Common causes of back and neck pain
Often your Battle Creek osteopractor finds that a herniated, or bulging, spinal disc is the primary cause for back and neck pain. These flexible discs, which provide cushioning between the bones in the spinal column, can sustain trauma that pushes them out of place. Many people who have chronic, or ongoing, back and neck pain have been in a motor vehicle or sports-related accident that has caused a jolt to their spinal column. These injuries can occur years before the pain manifests itself. Other patients at Total Health Center experience degeneration, or the gradual wearing down of these discs, that leads to back and neck pain; arthritis is often to blame in this case. There are many other causes of back and neck pain; these are just a few of the most common ones that are diagnosed.
How back and neck pain is treated
Your Battle Creek osteopractor starts by talking to you about your back and neck pain: how long it's been going on, where it hurts, and how your medical history might play a part. Once diagnosed, you can begin a physical therapy routine that is tailored to your unique needs. This may include in-office procedures to help you regain flexibility and mobility; you may also have exercises to do at home that enhance your treatment. Our goal is to reduce your back and neck pain and help you restore your activity and promote good health after you've healed.
If you're suffering from back and neck pain, you have a caring and skilled osteopractor on your side in Battle Creek, MI. Contact Total Health Center today to schedule an appointment with Mohinder Chawdhry.
Discover the best ways to tackle your shoulder and extremity pain.
While aches and pains will happen to everyone at some point during their lifetime this doesn’t mean that pain should become the norm for you. If you are someone who is experiencing shoulder and arm pain you are probably curious to find out what is causing these symptoms and how our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry could help get rid of this issue.
There are many reasons why you may be faced with shoulder and/or arm pain including:
- Injuries to the rotator cuff
- Traumatic injuries
If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions in your shoulder or arm then you’re in luck because our Battle Creek, MI, physical therapist can easily help you. Physical therapy has been a wonderful and effective alternative treatment for handling a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions from whiplash to sciatica.
There are many ways in which we can help alleviate your symptoms and improve how your body functions through heat or ice therapy, massage therapy, spinal adjustments, stretching and strengthening exercises and even electrical stimulation.
Not only will we provide you with therapeutic treatments when you come into the office but we will also show you a variety of exercises you can perform multiple times a day to ease your symptoms and improve your health.
What are the benefits of physical therapy?
There are many benefits to getting physical therapy in Battle Creek, MI. If you would prefer to manage your symptoms without relying on medication to do it then this is an ideal way in which to do so.
Plus, there are many ways in which physical therapy can help, from reducing pain to boosting healing to improving range-of-motion and stability within the ligaments, tendons, muscles and other soft tissue in your shoulders and arms. While multiple spinal adjustment sessions are usually required to experience relief, many patients report feeling a difference after just a couple of sessions.
Are you ready to find out how Total Health Center in Battle Creek, MI, could improve how your body functions? Say goodbye to your musculoskeletal pain today. Call our office to schedule your consultation.
Isn’t it time you got the answers you were looking for regarding your pain?
Are you dealing with foot or leg pain? If so, find out what could be causing these issues and when you should turn to our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry for relief.
Common Causes of Leg Pain
While there are many reasons why someone may develop pains in their legs, it’s most likely to be the result of an injury or from overuse. We often don’t realize all the wear and tear we put our bodies through, particularly our legs and our feet. Most of the time the only way your legs have the ability to warn you that something is wrong is through pain. You need to listen to your body.
Causes of leg pain include"
- Stress fractures
- Broken bones
- A hamstring injury
- Herniated disk
- Injury to the ACL
- Shin splints
So, when should you seek professional care? If you are noticing signs of an infection, if you have severe swelling or pain, or if you are having trouble breathing then you need to head to your nearby ER.
If you are dealing with pain, limited range-of-motion or other musculoskeletal issues then it’s time to find out the many treatment options we offer for getting you back on your feet without pain. We would be happy to sit down with you for a consultation to determine the cause of your pain and to create a treatment plan.
Common Causes of Foot Pain
Feet are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles and ligaments, so it’s not surprising that at some point most people will experience issues. If you are experiencing foot pain there are so many things that could be to blame. Some common injuries and problems that could lead to foot pain include:
- Strains and sprains
- Broken bones
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Bone spurs
- Ingrown toenail
For minor issues, you may be able to apply ice to the area and avoid certain activities to speed up the healing process. Of course, if you are dealing with symptoms for several weeks or if symptoms just keep getting worse, it’s a good time to talk to us about how getting physical therapy in Battle Creek, MI could benefit your foot health.
Your body doesn’t have to hurt all the time. Whether you are dealing with a chronic condition or a short-lived injury, Total Health Center in Battle Creek and Odessa, MI, is here to take the pain away. Call us today.
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