Upper and lower back pain affect countless people across the nation. Poor lifestyle habits, combined with other underlying conditions, make back pain extremely common. This is a problem because it impacts people's ability to function in day to day life. At Essential Wellness of Burleson, TX, we offer a wide variety of back pain treatment options. Dr. Don Haygood has made it his mission to help his patients' back pain leave and stay gone.
Common Causes of Back Pain
There are many different potential causes of back pain. When you visit Essential Wellness in Burleson, TX, Dr. Haygood will be able to diagnose the exact source of your pain. Different types of back pain may be remedied differently. One common cause of back pain is simply bad posture. Slouching for extended periods of time affects spinal alignment, leading to compression and back pain. Other causes include pinched nerves, herniated discs, improper lifting, and menstrual cramps.
How to Improve Back Pain
The best way to improve back pain is by improving lifestyle habits. The appropriate strategy for you will depend on the source of your pain; however, some basic things to consider include regular exercise, diet, and healthy lifting strategies. If you work at a computer, stand up every so often to move around and stretch. In episodes of pain, you can apply heat or ice. Sleeping position also factors into back pain. Avoid positions that put pressure on your spine, and place a pillow between your knees when sleeping on your side.
When you visit Essential Wellness of Burleson, TX, Dr. Haygood can prescribe treatment options to assist with the pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal alignment, but the issues will return until your postural habits improve. We use acupuncture to relieve pressure, as well as dry needling and massage therapy. We also offer palliative techniques such as therapeutic ultrasound and infrared heat.
For more information on how Essential Wellness can help you relieve your back pain, contact us today. Our staff is happy to answer any questions or help you schedule an initial consultation. Just give us a call during business hours at (817) 371-2551. It's our mission to guide each and every patient to optimal health and wellness with a custom blend of our signature treatment approaches. Dr. Haygood looks forward to meeting with you!