Back Pain

Northview Medical

Medical Center located in Cheyenne, WY

Back pain is one of the most common physical problems, affecting almost everybody at some point in their life. The integrated team of medical and chiropractic providers at Northview Medical in Cheyenne, Wyoming, offers a variety of noninvasive treatments for back pain. To find relief from back pain and get back to the activities you enjoy, call to book an appointment today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of small bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. Rubbery discs of cartilage provide cushioning in between your vertebrae, while muscles, ligaments, and nerves provide support and mobility.

Back pain may occur when one or more of these structures become damaged by an injury or disease. Depending on the underlying issue, back pain may be short-lived or long-lasting. It can range in severity from a mild ache to stabbing pain. Back pain that persists 12 weeks or longer is considered chronic.

What causes back pain?

Back pain has many possible causes. The team at Northview Medical treats a wide range of problems that cause back pain, including:

  • Spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the space in the spinal column
  • Spondylolisthesis, or wear-and-tear changes to your spine
  • Muscles strains or ligament sprains due to overactivity
  • Scoliosis, or an abnormal curve in the spine
  • Disc degeneration or herniation

Back pain may occur suddenly, as after a fall or demanding physical activity, or it can develop slowly and worsen over time.

When should I see a chiropractor for back pain?

Most of the time, back pain resolves within a few weeks, if not days. If your back pain lasts longer than a few weeks, doesn’t improve with self-care measures like rest and over-the-counter pain relievers, or worsens, you should call Northview Medical. Their expert medical and chiropractic providers create an individualized treatment plan to relieve your back pain.

What should I expect from integrative treatment for back pain?

First, your provider at Northview Medical spends time discussing your symptoms and medical history with you. They ask when your back pain started, whether certain things make it better or worse, and if you have any other symptoms. They may also take tests, like an X-ray.

After they determine the cause of your back pain, the team at Northview Medical creates a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Your treatment may include a combination of chiropractic and rehabilitative services, such as:

  • Manual manipulation and stretching
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal decompression
  • Exercises to improve strength and flexibility
  • Massage therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Bracing

If you suffer from back pain, don’t hesitate to call Northview Medical and book a consultation today.