Patients in and around Plantation, Florida suffering from sciatica or back pain can find expert treatment from the providers at Plantation Health and Wellness. Through gentle chiropractic care, the practice provides relief for back pain and sciatica. If you’re suffering from back pain or sciatica, call or schedule an appointment online with the expert team at Plantation Health and Wellness.
What causes back pain?
Over 80% of Americans experience acute or chronic back pain at some point of their lives. Muscle strains, ligament or tendon damage, spinal disc injuries, or a combination of these cause back pain. The result is inflammation and nerve pain which can be mild or debilitating enough to restrict movement and interfere with your favorite activities. Injury from the following occurrences can also cause back pain:
Determining the underlying cause of back pain requires the provider's expertise to ensure you get the most effective and appropriate treatment.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition which causes pain in the lower back, down the back of the leg and into the foot. The condition makes sitting and standing for long periods uncomfortable and difficult. It can lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. If left untreated, sciatic pain can grow worse and the nerve can become permanently injured.
How is back pain diagnosed?
The provider diagnoses the underlying cause of back pain with an examination. This can include a range-of-motion test, muscle stimulus tests, orthopedic tests, and neurological tests. If necessary, further tests, such as MRIs or X-rays, might be ordered to ensure an accurate diagnosis. During the exam, your passive movements may also be used to pinpoint pain sources. You may be asked to perform simple exercises as well.
How is back pain treated?
Our providers approach back pain with conservative and cost-effective treatments. After examining the patient to find the cause of the back pain, he develops a course of treatment to focus on the pain and its underlying cause. For joint pain relief, the application of a specific gentle chiropractic adjustment is used to return the joint to normal function and ease the pain and inflammation. As the joints are put back into alignment, it corrects any subluxations, allowing normal nerve transmission to resume, restoring mobility, and relieving muscle tightness.
At Plantation Health and Wellness, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"I first went to Dr. Thomas in December of 2011. It is now March of 2012 and the results have been amazing."
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