Back Pain Specialist

Zanesville Medical Center

Alternative Medicine Physicians & Chiropractors located in Zanesville, OH

As one of the most common health complaints, back pain affects about 80% of people at some point in their lives. If you want to avoid surgery, the expert team at Zanesville Medical Center in Zanesville, Ohio, can help. With services that include chiropractic, osteopathic, and physical therapy treatments, a dedicated staff creates a treatment plan that’s as unique as you. To end your suffering, call or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

Zanesville Medical Center

What causes back pain?

Back pain might come on suddenly if you sustain an injury to some part of your back. In other cases, it may last several weeks, months, or years.

There are many different causes of back pain, which may include:

  • Injury or trauma, such as a fall, tear, pulled muscle, or sudden blow to the back
  • Disc issues, like degeneration or a herniated disc
  • Posture problems, like constantly being hunched over

Back pain can also develop if you have an underlying medical condition, like a tumor, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, sciatica, arthritis, or osteoporosis.

While anyone can experience back pain, it’s more common after the age of 30 and is sometimes linked to lack of exercise, being overweight, or smoking.

How is back pain treated?

At Zanesville Medical Center, each patient has different needs. The providers strive to provide an individualized care program that focuses on your unique body.

Your physician starts with a comprehensive assessment of your health history, symptoms, and overall wellness goals. You might need an X-ray to determine what exactly is causing your back pain and how to treat it.

There are many methods your physician might recommend for healing, such as:

  • Site-specific or whole-body chiropractic adjustments
  • At-home or in-office physical therapy exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Decompression therapy

To ease pain, it’s important to give your back plenty of rest and not further stress your muscles or ligaments. Your physician might recommend ways to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and keep lubrication in your joints.

Some patients might need a longer treatment plan than others, depending on the severity and cause of the pain. The team at Zanesville Medical Center is here to support both your short- and long-term health, no matter what your goals are.

What results can I expect with back pain treatment?

With a continued schedule of regular medical, chiropractic, and physical therapy checkups, you can eliminate back pain and maintain optimum spinal and nervous system function. Together, you and your physician will regularly evaluate your progress to make sure everything is on track and that you’re completely pain-free.

While pain relief doesn’t happen overnight, you can expect to gradually recover your range of motion and make a full recovery.

To learn more about back pain treatments at Zanesville Medical Center, call or book an appointment online today.