Back Pain Specialist

Spinal Manipulation | Chiropractic Care For Back Pain | Mount Pleasant, SC

If you are suffering from back pain, you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek treatment for pain. Back pain is a common condition that can affect people of any age, from infants to seniors. Back pain issues can range from acute to chronic, making it difficult for people to go about their daily lives.

If you have been dealing with back pain for more than two weeks, continuing to wait for the back pain to go away is a bad idea. Call Coastal Carolina Chiropractic at (843) 284-2273 and our Mt Pleasant, SC Chiropractor would be happy to speak to you about your back pain issue. You can also just walk in and speak with Doctor J who can evaluate your situation on the spot. We are located at: 721 Long Point Rd Ste 403, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 - We hope to see you there!

Dr. J (James) Pryor performing a spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation on a patient at
Dr. J Pryor doing a back adjustment or spinal manipulation on a client at Coastal Carolina

What causes back pain?

​​Back pain is one of the most common causes of disability in the world. Odds are that you or someone you know is currently dealing with back pain or has suffered from it at least some point in the near past. 

 

There are several causations that could lead to back pain besides a disease or disorder. Some of them are:

  • Poor posture: Slouching in a chair puts a kink on your spine, try sitting up straight every time you sit down.

  • Lifting Heavy Objects: Bending over and picking up heavy objects using your back is never a good idea. Always try squatting and lifting with your legs. 

  • Sleep position: Sometimes we don't realize how we sleep. If you sleep on your stomach or you are twisting your spine wrong while you sleep, it can put a strain on the back. 

  • Using the wrong pillow: The neck and back are connected. If your pillow is not supporting your neck correctly, then it can also affect your back. 

  • ​​Sitting on hard surfaces: Sitting down on a hard wooden chair or concrete floor wrong can misalign the spine. 

  • Poor foot wear: If you wear the wrong foot wear like high heels or sandals for too long, it can put a strain on the back and sometimes make the hip bones uneven. Again, all the bones in our bodies are connected. 

Preventing and Treating Back Pain

Preventing back pain sounds fairly simple, don't do activities that would cause back pain right? Well, with our busy lives and tedious work schedules, sometimes we forget to take care of our bodies when we are more worried about taking care of others and the tasks of the day.

 

We tend to try and get tasks done in a hurry or we get tired and don't focus on things like proper posture.  With that being said, there are many ways to treat back pain, and the right treatment depends on the type of pain, its severity, and other factors.

Below are 4 ways to treat acute or less severe back pain:

1) Hot/cold packs: Apply a hot or cold pack to your back for 20-30 minutes at a time. You should alternate between hot and cold packs every 1-2 hours.

2) Pain medication: If your back pain is severe enough, your doctor may prescribe you some medication that can help relieve your symptoms. This includes muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, or opioid medications. However, keep in mind that this treatment option only masks the pain, you want to relieve the pain at its source. 

3) Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help you strengthen your muscles in order to reduce the strain on them. It also helps with improving range of motion and flexibility in the spine.

4) Exercise: Exercise can help strengthen muscles and improve flexibility in the spine as well as reduce stress levels which may be contributing to your back pain.

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

When you have been to the doctor, physical therapy, and have tried all of the other treatments for less severe back pain but your back is still causing you serious pain, it may be time to contact a chiropractor in Mt. Pleasant, SC like Doctor J at Coastal Carolina Chiropractic who may be able to relieve your chronic back pain with a back adjustment or spinal manipulation.

 

Dr. J specializes in treating back pain and will have you mobile and back to your usual self in no time. Give Doctor Pryor at Coastal Carolina a call @ (843) 284-2273 or come to our chiropractic office located at: 721 Long Point Rd Ste 403, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 and he can evaluate your particular condition and set up a plan to get you back up and moving normal again!

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