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Back Pain

Back Pain

Your Trusted Chiropractor, Serving Elgin Since 2001.

One of the most common reasons to come to a chiropractor is back pain.  If you think it only occurs in the elderly or injured, you’re mistaken.  Back pain can be experienced by any person of any age, active people, more sedentary people, those with desk jobs, and those who rock climb, there’s truly no limit to the kind of person back pain will affect.

In fact, back injuries are the most common reason for missing work in the general workforce after the common cold.  And over 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their life, with about 10% suffering a reinjury.  

That’s a lot of missed work and a lot of damage done which is why it’s critical to have your back pain checked as soon as possible, no matter your perception of its severity.  

Sikorsky Chiropractic in Elgin, Illinois provides a team of knowledgeable and capable doctors and therapists who are dedicated to managing your back pain.  

Why you get back pain 

Our spine helps us balance and move, it supports us and affects the rest of the body in several ways.  Because of its placement and relevance to a properly working body, when the spine gets injured (back pain), we tend to notice.

Sometimes we experience back pain due to a single event like a car accident, sometimes it’s due to actions we take regularly, and sometimes back pain is chronic due to other issues.

Some reasons back pain is caused are:

  • Herniated discs
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Bruising of tissue
  • Pulled muscles
  • Compression of spine
  • And, much more

Chronic back pain can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Poor posture or loss of normal spinal curves
  • Spinal tumors
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Muscular imbalances / muscular weaknesses
  • And, much more

Some of the reasons for back pain are very serious.  However, even if the condition is not serious, the pain felt can still be extreme, cutting into your lifestyle.  Chiropractic treatment works to alleviate the pain and align the spine so you can function properly.  

Why do patients come in for back pain? 

Our patients offer us a variety of challenges when it comes to correcting and preventing their back pain.  

Some of the most prominent symptoms of back pain are:

  • Stiff back
  • Soreness and tenderness
  • Muscle ache
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Stabbing pain
  • Radiating (or traveling) pain
  • Throbbing pain
  • Lower back pain

We are often using our backs when we don’t realize it because we don’t feel strain at that moment.  For instance, when we use bad posture and it becomes a habit, our backs may not be in pain at the time, but once in bed for rest, we may feel discomfort.  

Some of the most prominent reasons back pain occurs are:

  • Sitting all day at a desk
  • Working on a computer all day
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive bending
  • Poor lifting practices
  • Moving and lifting heavy items
  • Abrupt or awkward movement
  • Accidents
  • Sports injury
  • Work injury

Many jobs that require heavy-lifting have a high volume of back injuries, so it’s important to have the proper training when taking on these roles.  Even when well prepared and trained for a physical job, there are risks. 

You should always take the appropriate care and precautions when exerting your back, whether through activity, work, or everyday movement. 

Benefits of back pain care

Seeing a chiropractor in order to alleviate your back pain is a safe and smart way to get results.  Depending on the reason for your back pain, your treatment plan may take a combination of adjusting, massage, and physical therapy.

Our Elgin, Illinois chiropractic office will help aid in a speedy road to recovery through non-invasive means, allowing for a natural healing process to occur.  

Some chronic back injury patients may need routine chiropractic care, while others may only need a quick plan of action to follow.  Your treatment will be based on your personal back injury and discomfort.

While we cater to our patients through an understanding of the individual, all of our patients are promised to receive relief from pain in the most non-toxic and healthy form.

Some life-altering benefits from obtaining chiropractic care for your hurting back are:

  • Reduction of discomfort
  • Reduction of inflammation or swelling
  • Improvement of flexibility and range of motion
  • Improvement of quality of sleep
  • Improvement of quality of life
  • Improvement of physical activity
  • Improvement of joint mobility, function, and health
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Improvement of the recovery process 

There is no reason for a person suffering from back pain to not receive the help needed in order to get back to a healthy, pain-free life.  

How we treat our patients with back pain

Back pain is a lead contributor to life obstruction, but it doesn’t have to be.  Allowing your body to get back to its usual activities will benefit your body and your mind.  

At Sikorsky Chiropractic we use non-abrasive chiropractic techniques that let the body heal in its most natural way- without the use of medications or surgery.  

After an analysis performed by our team, we will determine a treatment plan to fit the patient’s specific needs and goals.  Some treatment options are:

We want our patients to leave each visit knowing that progress has been made toward a fully-functioning spine and body, so we offer insights into what the patient can do at home through exercise, stretching, and even diet.

If a recurring visit is required in order to help reduce the pain of a chronic back problem, our caring team will guide the patient through the most effective treatment possible. 

If back pain goes untreated 

It’s hard to imagine anyone suffering through back pain when they don’t need to, but you’d be surprised at the number of patients who put off seeking help.  

That could be because of time, a feeling that the pain will just go away on its own, or lack of knowledge about insurance, cost, and payment plans.  

Whatever the reason though, back pain should never go untreated, the consequences could be nothing, but they could also be harsh.  

 

Untreated back pain can get much more severe and long-lasting causing:

  • Disc degeneration / arthritis
  • Chronic back pain and stiffness
  • Inability to perform daily activities or routines
  • Nerve damage
  • Psychological complications (sleep issues, depression)

Solutions for back pain

Dr. Sikorsky is a leader in the field of chiropractic care and has many solutions for what’s causing your back pain.

His team of experts will put together the most decisive, educated plan based on your personal symptoms, the root of the problem, and your physical needs.  

Spinal adjustments along with massage and physical therapy are grouped together if necessary for the goals of both doctor and patient to be met with as much diligence and speed as possible. 

 

“I've been seeing Dr. Steve for over a year and my back issues have improved greatly. Before that I had run through the traditional medical system with nothing that worked and no good diagnosis. Dr. Steve combined his chiropractic skills with advice on exercises and strategies that should allow me to independently move forward with better lifetime health.” – M. Royer, Elgin, IL

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