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BACK PAIN TREATMENT IN ATHENS, PA

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.  It can range from slightly irritating to unbearable.


CAUSES OF LOWER BACK PAIN

  • Bad Posture (Most Common)
  • Improper/Repetitive Lifting
  • Not Stretching/Exercising Regularly
  • Poor Lifestyle Habits
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Arthritis
  • Stenosis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Disc Bulges and Herniations
  • Subluxations
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress

DISC BULGES AND HERNIATIONS

Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out.

The quality and intensity of pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the legs are often present.

It is important that disc injuries are properly identified by a qualified chiropractor and promptly treated to avoid further damage.


SUBLUXATIONS

Subluxations are misalignments in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement and are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. The Chiropractors at Horn Family Chiropractic are highly trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.


MUSCULAR SPRAINS AND TENDON OR LIGAMENT STRAINS

Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back.  Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment and movement of the spine.


STRESS AND BACK PAIN

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. This tension accumulates causing trigger points which can be extremely painful and need attention to resolve.


WE APPROACH LOW BACK PAIN DIFFERENTLY IN ATHENS PA

  • We start with a thorough evaluation which includes a detailed history and full physical exam to determine the cause of your low back pain.
  • We examine your spine for misalignments.
  • X-rays will be taken to evaluate the physical structure of your spine.
  • Our assessment will determine the exact treatment necessary.

HOW WE TREAT BACK PAIN DEPENDS ON YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS:

  • SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your spinal nerves
  • SPECIALIZED MYOFASCIAL TECHNIQUES to address tension in the musculature of your low back, hips and legs.
  • LUMBAR DECOMPRESSION to reduce long-standing pressure on the nerves of the lumbar spine.
  • DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in order to speed recovery.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS on nutrition, posture, ergonomics, corrective exercises, and relaxation techniques to relieve joint and nerve irritation and tension in the muscles of the lower back.

OUR TEAM AT HORN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC IS HERE TO HELP YOU GET OUT OF PAIN AND RETURN TO A NORMAL, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. 

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Tuesday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Wednesday
7:15am - 11:00am


Thursday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Friday
7:15am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009

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