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By Total Health Center, Inc.
November 09, 2018
Category: Pain
Tags: back pain   neck pain  

Find out why you might be dealing with chronic or recurring back or neck problems.

Neck and Back PainBack and neck pain are the two most common complaints. There are so many reasons that people experience these symptoms, from poor posture to hunching over a computer all day. Of course, the goal our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry at Total Health Center is to use effective physical and occupational therapy techniques to improve how your body functions as a whole.

The most common causes of back and neck pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Bad posture
  • Muscle injury
  • Whiplash
  • Bulging discs
  • Pinched nerve
  • Disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis

While some cases of back pain or neck pain will clear on its own with rest and at-home care, if your symptoms last a few weeks or don’t get better over time then it might be time to see our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor to find out what’s going on.

Physical Therapy for Neck and Back Pain

We offer a full range of physical and occupational therapy treatments to cater to your specific symptoms and issues. Many patients turn to us because they aren’t experiencing relief from at-home treatments, or they want a non-surgical and non-medicinal way to effectively treat the underlying problem.

In most cases, our physical therapist will recommend a variety of different treatments and techniques to help sooth and ease symptoms while improving the alignment of the spine and targeting the main cause of your pain. We don’t want to just temporarily alleviate your symptoms, we want to focus on what’s causing the problem and address that specifically to provide you with long-term relief.

Common treatment options include:

  • Functional training (e.g. ergonomics; posture)
  • Dry needling
  • Ultrasound and electrical stimulation therapy
  • Guided exercise and reconditioning
  • Manual spinal manipulation therapy (e.g. myofascial release; joint mobilization)
  • Orthopedic and sports rehab
  • Mechanical spinal traction

When you come in for an evaluation we will perform a thorough physical examination and discuss the symptoms you are having so that we can choose the right physical therapy treatment options to meet your needs.

If you are dealing with neck pain or back pain in Battle Creek, MI, and want to find out how physical and occupational therapy could provide you with long-term relief then schedule an appointment today with Total Health Center.

By Total Health Center, Inc.
May 09, 2018
Category: Pain
Tags: back pain   neck pain  

Neck and back pain doesn’t have to take over your life. We can help!neck pain, back pain

Did you know that most Americans will experience back or neck pain at some point during their lifetime? Even though these are common problems this doesn’t mean that it’s just something to suffer through until the issues go away. Our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry is here to tell you when physical therapy might be the best option for easing your neck and back problems.

While there are some people who can get away with treating minor neck or back pain with simple at-home measures and rest, there are many people who can also benefit greatly from physical therapy. When you come into our office for care, our Battle Creek, MI, physical therapist can provide ample techniques for stretching and strengthening the muscles, ligaments and tendons while also correcting misalignments within the spine to improve the health and function of your neck or back.

You may not realize it, but bad posture could be to blame for your neck or back pain. This is an issue we see a lot in those who sit in front of computers for the majority of the day. We can recommend more ergonomic ways to sit at your desk without allowing your shoulder and neck muscles to hunch and strain, which could eliminate your current symptoms while also preventing future neck and back pain.

Your First Physical Therapy Session

The first time you come in we will perform a thorough physical examination as well as go through your medical history. We will also need to determine the root cause of your neck or back pain. Once the cause is determined we can decide the best course of action for getting on the road to recovery.

Physical therapy is a benefit to many people dealing with neck or back pain, as we can show you a variety of different exercises that will improve the muscles of the back and neck to strengthen them. We will also show you exercises that will enhance flexibility and range of motion while also promoting better posture.

Our osteopractor, Dr. Chawdhry, can also provide care to gently realign the spine and improve form and function while reducing pain and stiffness. These adjustments can be a great way to alleviate your symptoms while also promoting faster healing. Of course, not all neck and back pain can be treated with physical therapy.

Total Health Center in Battle Creek, MI, wants to help you find the right treatment options to manage chronic or severe pain and to improve your quality of life. We believe everyone should lead a pain-free life. Call us today to schedule a consultation with us.

By Total Health Center, Inc.
October 30, 2017
Category: Pain
Tags: back pain   neck pain  

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 back pain, neck painHealth 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.