Back Pain In Bethesda MD

Thousand of people everyday in Bethesda MD suffer from back pain, but very few of them consider chiropractic care to help alleviate that pain. Most feel that they need to rely on prescription painkillers, or on invasive surgeries to achieve any relief.

More than half of the population of America has suffered from back pain at some point. It is the most common reason for otherwise healthy adults to receive disability, and ER doctors cite back pain as their most common complaint. When it comes to cost, cancer is the only medical condition that costs more to treat than back pain.

With these things in mind, more and more people are turning to Montgomery Country Chiropractic to find solutions.

What are the most common causes of back pain?

Back pain can be caused by a number of different variables. The most common cause is injury or overuse. These usually manifest themselves as sprains, strains, or hyper-extended muscles. Other causes can include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bacterial infections
  • Spinal tumors

The latter two do not happen often but checking for infections and tumors should be a regular part of your back pain diagnosis.

What are common back pain symptoms?

The symptoms of back pain will vary from patient to patient, but most will experience muscle spasms, cramping, stiffness, and a radiating pain in the back and/or buttocks. This pain can actually extend down into the legs as well. Some acute back pain may fade with time, but in many cases it will become progressively worse if left untreated.

What treatments are traditionally used for back pain?

Back pain treatment is going to depend on the original cause of the pain. The first step is often pain management. Some patients can get by while taking over the counter pain medication, but others may require prescription pain killers and even muscle relaxants to handle the pain. Other treatment options include steroid injections, chiropractic adjustments, and in extreme cases, surgery.

Is back pain a normal part of life?

No. Even though it has become exceedingly common, with as many as 8 in 10 Americans experiencing back pain at some point in their lives, it should not be considered a normal part of life. In some cases, acute or chronic back pain can be an indicator of something more serious.

What treatments do your offer in your clinic for back pain?

While your treatment will depend on your initial diagnosis, most patients come to us for chiropractic readjustments, ultrasound therapy, electro-stimulation therapy, or simply for a good old fashioned massage. We may send you for imaging (x-ray, MRI, or CT) prior to any treatment to make sure that your spine is healthy enough for chiropractic treatment.

Do you have any advice for back pain sufferers?

Don’t write your back pain off as just something else that you need to live with. It doesn’t matter whether the pain is acute, chronic, mild or severe. Any persistence pain should merit a trip to your primary care provider.

We want you to feel comfortable with our team and have a positive experience. Call Montgomery County Chiropractic in Bethesda today with any questions you might have. One of our friendly and knowledgeable team members is happy to help.

Monday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Montgomery County Chiropractic
6931 Arlington Road T200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 907-6533

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