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Back Pain Defined by Arlington Heights Chiropractor

Back Pain Treatment Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine

Back pain--you probably know someone who's suffered from it, as it is a common complaint. The majority of people in the United States experience low back pain at some time during their lives. What do you think is the most common reason people miss work? You got it! Back pain. At O’Hara Family Chiropractic, we see dozens of patients every day who experience varying degrees of back pain.

Don’t let the statistics bring you down. There are ways to prevent or decrease the likelihood of back pain. If you're already suffering back pain, we can help limit the pain from escalating, decrease any back pain you're experiencing, and help your body heal. We do it daily at O’Hara Family Chiropractic.

If you've had back issues in the past, the odds are against you. It is almost certain that the problem will rear its ugly head again. Get adjusted. We'll teach you proper posture, body mechanics, how to keep a strong core, recognize your limitations, and correct ergonomics. Because a short definition for why we experience back pain could be 1000 pages long, I’ll save you the trouble. You need to have it looked at--plain and simple. If you think you're going to diagnose yourself on the internet, you're mistaken. Don't take a gamble on your health or our life. You don't want to be foolish and take what could be a very serious health problem into your own hands. You don't want to cause yourself more pain or problems. We'll get to the bottom of it together. Just call the office and make an appointment today.

Causes of back pain include the following:

Should I go on? No, let’s agree to have you checked out.

Symptoms of back pain may include:

  • Muscle ache

  • Shooting or stabbing pain

  • Pain that radiates down your leg, legs

  • Decreased flexibility or range of motion of your back

  • Inability to stand straight

  • Pain when you sit

  • Pain when you drive

  • Pain when you stand

  • Pain when you walk

  • Any pain at all is a signal that there is a problem

When should you see me?

Now!

Back pain can be the red flag for another serious medical problem.

The list of symptoms you should have checked out is long, but here are a few:

  • Pain that is constant or intense, unrelenting, especially at night, or when you lie down
  • You just can’t get comfortable
  • Pain radiates down one or both legs, or extends below your knee or to your foot, feet, or toes
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling in one or both legs, feet, or toes
  • Abhorrent sensations
  • Bowel or bladder problems (constipation or inability to control)
  • Pain or throbbing (pulsation) in your abdomen, fever
  • Pain with chills, occasional or not. (been to the dentist recently?)
  • Pain that follows a fall, blow to your back, or other injury, trauma, or accident
  • Pain accompanied by unexplained weight loss
  • You experience back pain for the first time after age 50, or you have a history of cancer, osteoporosis, steroid use, or drug or alcohol abuse.

If you have questions, call O'Hara Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights, and I’ll tell you what I think.