BACK AND NECK PAIN
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Formerly Gold Coast Chiropractic
Back pain is the most debilitating condition worldwide today. If you’re experiencing back pain, acute or chronic, you know this all too well. It accounts for more lost days of work and health care expenditures than anything else. From causing sleepless nights, to being short with loved ones, to being less productive at work, and even causing depression, back pain can take over your life. In the city of Chicago, when there is so much to see, do, and enjoy, our goal at Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers is to treat your back pain naturally and effectively so you can get back to enjoying city life.
Nearly 31 million Americans seek chiropractic care each year — why? Because chiropractic has consistently been shown to improve results, lead to higher patient satisfaction, and even lower costs compared to traditional care. With a thorough knowledge of how the structure affects the function of the human body, we make diagnoses and prescribe conservative treatment plans to treat back pain. Through spinal adjustments and other natural tools, we at Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers provide a safe, natural, and effective treatment option that will treat back pain at its source, rather than masking the symptoms with prescription medication. In fact, research shows that chiropractic care can cut healthcare costs and have patients feeling better, faster with fewer side effects!
Back Pain Facts and Statistics
Although Dr. Fisher treats far more than back pain, many patients initially visit Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers looking for relief from this common condition. Here are a few interesting facts about back pain:
- 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given moment
- Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work
- Back pain is the second most common reason for doctor’s office visits (upper-respiratory infections are first)
- One-half of all working Americans admit to experiencing back pain symptoms each year
- Experts indicate that nearly 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their lives
- Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain
At Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers, we understand that living with chronic back and neck pain can be overwhelming, especially if it stems from previous trauma. We specialize in providing comprehensive care and relief for individuals who have experienced trauma and are seeking lasting solutions.
Traumatic incidents such as accidents, falls, or sports injuries can leave lasting imprints on the body, often manifesting as debilitating pain in the back and neck. Our experienced chiropractors are trained to assess and treat these specific conditions, tailoring their approach to each patient’s unique needs.
Our goal is to empower our patients to regain control of their lives. We believe in educating individuals about their conditions, equipping them with self-care strategies, and supporting their overall well-being. By addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of trauma, we strive to help our patients achieve long-term pain relief and improved quality of life.
Experiencing neck and back pain due to disc herniation can be an incredibly debilitating and frustrating condition. Our Innovative Nerve & Joint team specializes in providing targeted care and effective solutions for individuals dealing with disc herniation-related discomfort.
Disc herniation occurs when the soft cushion-like discs between the vertebrae in the neck or back protrude or rupture, putting pressure on nearby nerves and causing pain. This condition can result from various factors, including age, repetitive motions, improper lifting techniques, or sudden trauma.
We offer a range of non-invasive and drug-free therapies to effectively manage disc herniation-related pain. Our chiropractic team utilizes gentle spinal adjustments, decompression techniques, targeted exercises, and supportive therapies to alleviate pressure on the affected discs, reduce inflammation, and enhance your body’s natural healing process.
We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools necessary to actively participate in their recovery. Our chiropractors take the time to educate you about your condition, offering guidance on proper posture, ergonomics, and lifestyle modifications that can support your healing journey.
Forward Head Posture
We understand the significant impact that forward head posture can have on your neck and back, leading to chronic pain and discomfort. Our specialized team is dedicated to providing effective solutions for individuals suffering from the effects of forward head posture.
Forward head posture, also known as “text neck” or “tech neck,” occurs when the head is positioned in front of the body’s natural alignment. This is a common modern-day issue, often caused by prolonged periods of slouching, hunching over electronic devices, or poor posture habits. Over time, this misalignment places excessive strain on the neck and upper back, resulting in muscle tension, stiffness, and pain.
At Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers, we utilize a combination of gentle spinal adjustments, targeted exercises, and posture correction techniques to improve your condition. Our team’s focus is on strengthening the supporting muscles, releasing tension, promoting healthy alignment to alleviate pain and discomfort, and providing exercises that you can do at home to prevent future relapse of issues.
If you’re dealing with persistent neck and back pain, you may be suffering from facet syndrome. We specialize in providing targeted care and effective solutions for individuals experiencing neck and back pain caused by facet syndrome.
Facet syndrome occurs when the small joints located between the vertebrae in the spine, known as facet joints, become inflamed or irritated. This can result from various factors such as aging, degenerative conditions, poor posture, or repetitive movements. The inflammation and irritation of the facet joints can lead to localized pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.
Our experienced team of chiropractors understands the complexities of facet syndrome and its impact on your well-being. We take a comprehensive approach to address the root cause of your pain and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to you using a wide range of non-invasive and drug-free therapies. By actively engaging in your treatment, you can enhance your overall well-being and prevent future issues, restore function, and get back to enjoying life to the fullest.
What are the Symptoms of Back Pain?
Back pain has many different causes but the most common ones we see are:
- Your job (sedentary jobs, poor ergonomics, tough manual labor)
- History of back pain
- Previous contact sports
- Loss of curve in lumbar spine (low back)
- Abnormal Posture
This is why Dr. Fisher seeks to treat you, not your current symptoms. Through a patient evaluation, you’ll receive an individualized plan tailored to your lifestyle, needs, and conditions that will help you live your best life.
When it comes to back pain, a wide variety of symptoms can occur.
The most common symptoms of back pain are:
- Aching and Stiffness– temporary or chronic.
- Fatigues and Irritability
- Sharp pain in specific areas especially with movements such as bending, standing, twisting.
- Shooting pain in buttocks or legs.
- Muscle spasms.
- Pain that radiates out from a source point into the extremities.
- Difficulty standing straight without pain.
- Numbness or tingling in extremities.
- Hip pain.
It is important to note that there are a number of causes of back pain, each of which may have its own suite of symptoms including (but not limited to) those listed above.
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How does Chiropractic Help With Back Pain?
The first step in determining the best treatment for your back pain is determining the cause of your back pain. To begin with, Dr. Paul Fisher will take a thorough patient history. He needs to understand what could be causing your back pain and just as importantly, your goals. After this history, Dr. Fisher will proceed to the examination.
At Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers, we will use some or all of the following in determining the cause and appropriate treatment of your lower back pain:
- Initial physical exam
- Computerized Posture Evaluation
- Reflex tests
- Range of Motion Evaluation
- Neurological and Orthopedic Evaluation
- X-rays and imaging of the spine, neck and head
In chiropractic care, the specific treatments used are highly tailored to your symptoms and needs. Chiropractic adjustments are a central tenet to treatment because they have consistently shown to have the greatest effect. Our primary goal at Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers is to get our patients back to living Chicago life to the fullest while feeling their absolute best.
Formerly Gold Coast Chiropractic
How Innovative Nerve & Joint Can Help Your Back Pain
At Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers our goals are get you out of pain and back to living your life. After all, Chicago has so much to offer, you can’t feel cooped up inside! For some our patients the goal is being able to sit comfortably, for some it’s being able to sleep through the night, for others it’s being able to run and workout again. Whatever your back pain is preventing you from doing, we’re here to help. Dr. Fisher truly cares about his patients and their goals, and as part of your initial consultation, you will discuss what your individual goals are.
Other benefits that Innovative Nerve & Joint patients have received from care at our office include:
- Better sleep.
- Increased energy
- Fewer headaches.
- Increased flexibility.
- Reduced pain for unrelated issues.
- Decrease in joint pain.
- Reduction in allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Fewer ear and other infections.
- Better health during pregnancy.
- Better posture (including improvement of scoliosis).
- Improved reflexes and nerve function.
- Improved coordination
- Improved physical function and performance
- Relief from chronic injuries
- Increased energy
If you are experiencing back pain, no matter how slight or severe, call our office today for your consultation. While back pain is common, it is NOT normal — it is your body’s response to an internal issue. Chiropractic care from Dr. Fisher will help identify the source of your back pain.
Treatment For Back & Neck Pain
At Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers, we specialize in providing comprehensive treatment for individuals suffering from back and neck pain. Our experienced team of chiropractors is dedicated to helping you find lasting relief and improve your overall well-being. Our goal is to find the root of your pain and empower you to take an active role in your recovery.
Class 4 Laser
We utilize advanced technologies to provide effective treatment for neck and back pain, including the use of Class 4 Laser therapy. Our skilled team utilizes the power of this innovative laser technology to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain.
Class 4 Laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment that utilizes concentrated light energy to penetrate deep into the tissues. This therapeutic light energy stimulates cellular activity and promotes the production of ATP, the energy source for cells. As a result, it accelerates the healing process and enhances tissue regeneration.
When it comes to neck and back pain, Class 4 Laser therapy can provide targeted relief by reducing inflammation and swelling in the affected areas. By decreasing inflammation, the laser therapy helps alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall function.
Therapeutic exercise is extremely important in the management and treatment of neck and back pain. We incorporate targeted exercises into personalized treatment plans to help alleviate pain, improve strength and flexibility, and enhance overall spinal health.
Therapeutic exercises for neck and back pain are specifically designed to target the muscles, ligaments, and joints in the affected areas. These exercises can help restore proper alignment, improve posture, and enhance the stability and range of motion of the spine.
Incorporating therapeutic exercises into your treatment plan not only helps to relieve immediate pain but also supports long-term spinal health and prevents future injuries. By actively participating in your recovery, you can regain control over your neck and back health and experience improved overall well-being.
We are proud to offer Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) as a specialized approach to the treatment of neck and back pain. CBP is an evidence-based, comprehensive system that focuses on correcting spinal alignment and posture to alleviate pain and improve overall spinal health.
Proper spinal alignment and posture are essential for optimal function and overall well-being. Through a thorough assessment and analysis, our experienced CBP-trained chiropractors identify any deviations from the ideal spinal alignment that may be contributing to your neck and back pain. CBP treatments aim to restore the natural curves of the spine and reposition the vertebrae to their optimal alignment, reducing stress and tension on the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and nerves.
Beyond pain relief, CBP focuses on promoting long-term spinal health and overall wellness. Our chiropractors will provide you with education and guidance on proper posture, ergonomics, and lifestyle modifications that can support your healing process and prevent future issues.
We offer decompression therapy as a specialized treatment for individuals suffering from neck and back pain. Decompression therapy is a non-invasive, gentle approach that aims to relieve pressure on the spinal discs and alleviate pain associated with conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.
During decompression therapy, our skilled chiropractors utilize advanced equipment that gently stretches and releases the spine, creating a negative pressure within the affected discs. This negative pressure promotes the retraction of herniated or bulging discs, reducing pressure on spinal nerves and facilitating the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the injured area. By creating space and promoting healing, decompression therapy can significantly reduce pain and improve overall function.
Decompression therapy is a comfortable and relaxing procedure. You will be comfortably positioned on the decompression table, and the device will apply controlled traction and release cycles to your spine. This process is customized to your specific needs, ensuring the appropriate amount of force and duration for optimal results.
When Choosing a Doctor of Chiropractic
Not all chiropractors are created equally. At Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers, Dr. Fisher aims to provide the best care possible for each patient, tailoring to their individual goals and lifestyle needs, making the city of Chicago healthier one appointment at a time.
Dr. Fisher is truly at the top of his field, and has undergone extensive Post-Graduate training in whiplash injuries, headaches, posture analysis, pregnancy, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back treatment, and scoliosis. He is Advanced Certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, Whiplash Biomechanics and Traumatology, and has Masters in Conservative Scoliosis Management from ISICO. He has undertaken extensive studies in ligament injuries (the primary cause of chronic spinal pain) and has two studies pending publication. He has spoken about the relation of spinal alignment causing pain and dysfunction, and has taught for the Illinois Chiropractic Society on conservative scoliosis and ligament injuries. Understanding ligament injuries gives Dr. Fisher a unique insight into how they cause chronic pain and also contribute to dysfunction of the nervous system and the body. He is also a member of Chiropractic Biophysics Non-Profit, the Illinois Chiropractic Society, and the International Chiropractic Association.
You can rest assured that at Innovative Nerve & Joint Centers, you’re receiving the best, most up-to-date care possible.