Back pain is the most common reason for physician visits and for employee absence. The low back is most often affected, followed by neck and mid-back pain. Due to the upright anatomy of humans, the low back at the two lowest levels in the spine is most easily injured and prone to degeneration.
Herniated or Ruptured Disc
A disc in your back is like a cushion between your vertebrae or spinal bones that let your back bend in your everyday movements. From reaching for the remote to the TV, or lifting a heavy box, these cushions are critical to your everyday movement. Your discs are like sacks of water with thick walls called the annulus fibrosus, which keep the liquid inside. The flexibility of this cushion is what lets them act so much like a cushion.
Sciatica pain is a symptom other issues, not the actual problem. It is an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, often caused by disc issues. Although there are a number of different issues that can cause sciatica. Sciatica is generally felt on just one side of the body and is often referred to as searing or sharp as opposed to throbbing or aching. While sciatica is often caused by back related issues, it is not actually back pain. However, if you are suffering from back pain, take a look here for how we can help you!
Headaches are more than a painful nuisance, they can be indicators of other issues in your body. Though the condition is very common, struggling to find lasting headache relief can be, well… a headache. Headaches come in many forms, they can be occasional or frequent and may range greatly in severity.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on both sides of your face where the jawbone connects to the skull. Our team can help relieve the pain, popping, or limited jaw movement with TMJ treatments that are not only tailored specifically to you but also do not involve more invasive treatments.
Pregnancy Pain Relief
The miracle of motherhood is often accompanied by its own unique physical challenges. If you’re pregnant and have back pain, you’re not alone. Most pregnant women experience back pain as their baby grows. From backaches to headaches, carrying a baby can put a lot of strain on a woman’s body. Occasional discomfort often escalates as the months pass and a soon to be mom may quickly find herself seeking pregnancy pain relief.
Whiplash presents itself in numerous ways, but it is primarily associated with head, neck, and/or upper back pain preceded by an event where a person’s head and neck are jolted back and forth in rapid succession. It most commonly occurs as neck pain after a car accident, but also could be the result of any extreme sport or event where high acceleration and deceleration are possible.
Sports injuries are common in both kids and adults. They can result from team sports, after-school activities, or everyday life. Sports chiropractors are specially trained and qualified to provide pain relief and medical treatments for injured athletes without drugs or invasive surgical procedures. There are a few chiropractors in Evansville that focus on healing and preventing musculoskeletal injuries, such as a fall, bodily impact, or repetitive use injuries.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. It is designed to support the arch of your foot and absorb shock when you walk. When too much tension and stress is put on the plantar fascia it can damage or tear the tissue, causing inflammation.