I Have Chronic Back Pain, Now How Do I Find A Pain Management Doctor?

Living with back or neck pain? How do you find a good pain management doctor?  Has an injury or accident left you with constant back pain? Adults in the U.S. report back pain as being one of the most common physical problems they face. Eight of ten adults complain about having back pain at some point in their lives! Whether it be due to poor posture or an accident out of your control, back pain can have serious and lasting effects. A back pain specialist can help you on the road to recovery by utilizing a variety of techniques to allow your body to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication.

 If suffering from pain after an accident or injury wasn’t stressful enough, the next step is to figure out where to go for treatment. Many times, people are referred to pain clinics, but find that they aren’t getting the greatest care for their situation. Sometimes, it’s best to do some research and find which doctor in your area is the right match for you.

 When researching for a specialist in your area, consider the following:

  • Their area of expertise and how it relates to your problem

  • How many years of experience does he/she have?

  • Does he/she utilize an invasive or noninvasive approach?

  • What’s the goal of your treatment?

 It’s important to do research to make the right decision the first time around. Being seen by a reputable doctor sooner than later can have a huge effect on the outcome of treatment.

 Who better to see for back pain than a chiropractor? Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating nerve and muscular disorders. Having a chiropractor treat your back pain allows your body to be properly aligned so it’s able to heal itself.

 Issues with the spine are the cause of most back pain. Gentle spinal manipulation can be a great way to realign the body, which can take pressure of the spine and surrounding soft tissues. The goal of chiropractic care, as a pain management technique, is to relieve the patient’s pain and improve mobility—without the rougher back cracking techniques sometimes used. Pairing chiropractic care with medical massage can be an incredible relief for annoying back pain.

 For more information on how chiropractic care and medical massage can relieve back pain, please visit Pragle Chiropractic and Massage Therapy at www.praglechiro.com or call 850-508-5951.

 Posted by Natalie Burdick