Chiropractic Care

Musculoskeletal pain – which may manifest in your back, neck, shoulder, knee, or head. – is likely to impact most people at some point during their life. While some individuals only experience mild, intermittent discomfort, still others must endure chronic pain that can reach debilitating levels. Dr. Richard Dobias of the Dobias Chiropractic Office in Palmerton, PA, offers various non-invasive pain relief complementary treatments that can reduce chronic or acute pain.

Common Causes of Back Pain

Although the cause of back pain varies similar to the pain that may manifest, the most common include the following -  

  • Herniated or Bluging Discs.

The discs that cushion the space between each vertebra act as shock absorbers for your spine’s motion. If one of these discs happens to become misaligned – i.e., herniates or bulges, the result is sometimes the compression of a nerve that causes nearby pain and pain that can be referred to other body parts through nerve pathways.  

  • Muscle Strains.

Back muscles can become injured if you move awkwardly, suddenly, or simply from overusing your muscles. The result of strained muscles is pain, stiffness, and reduced ROM - range of motion.

  • Ligament Sprains.

Ligaments connect two or more bones or play a stabilizing role in joint functions. A ligament sprain is usually when the joint is forced beyond its typical range of movement, and the tissue’s inelastic fibers are overstretched.

  • Medical Conditions Affecting the Spine

Scoliosis - may create an abnormal curvature of the spine, resulting in pain and limited mobility.

Osteoarthritis - usually happens when cushioning cartilage in the joints breaks down and can cause back pain, discomfort, and stiffness throughout your body.

Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis refers to a medical condition characterized by bones that are at risk of fracture and breakage.   

Spinal Stenosis - When your spinal canal narrows, it is known as spinal stenosis. The result is a compressed nerve, which causes numbness, stiffness, and pain.  

In addition, it is important to try to manage your weight to the recommended levels because carrying excess weight adds stress to your body.  

Chiropractic Treatment Options

Pain, depending on its cause, is typically a manageable condition that can be treated effectively by a chiropractor utilizing these chiropractic therapies and approaches -

  • Chiropractic Adjustments.
  • Traction Therapy.
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy.
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Cold Laser Therapy.
  • Ultrasound Therapy.
  • Massage Therapy.
  • Therapeutic Exercises, to name a few.

Contact a Leading Palmerton, PA, Chiropractor Near You

You don't have to give up your active lifestyle due to body pain or stiffness. For more information, contact Dr. Dobias or a member of the Dobias Chiropractic Office staff at 610-826-2810 or online.  New Patients must be scheduled in the morning or early afternoon.  Thereafter, evening appointments are available.  

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