At any given moment, as many as 31 million Americans are suffering from back pain. If you’re one of them, stop in to see Michael A. Dorn Jr., DC, at the Baltimore Back & Pain Center. He provides back adjustments and other hands-on therapies to relieve your pain without medication. If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Baltimore, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dorn by calling or booking online.
Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life. Your back pain is either acute (short-term, sudden onset) or chronic (persistent), and one of the following factors probably caused it:
Many causes of back pain are temporary, and at-home strategies often make a significant impact on your recovery.
Over-the-counter pain medication temporarily reduces the pain and inflammation in your back. Warm and cold packs also reduce inflammation and promote healing. Use cold packs for the first day or two after an injury to reduce inflammation, and then use warm compresses to increase circulation and relax the muscles.
Even though your first instinct might be to take it easy, you should stay in motion to help your back heal. You don’t need to do any strenuous activity, but you may want to go for walks or get up and stretch regularly.
Once you feel better, Dr. Dorn can provide you with specific core exercises and stretches to promote proper posture and keep your back and its supporting muscles in good health. He can also guide you on proper ergonomics at home and work.
If your pain is intolerable or doesn’t go away within a few days, you should call Dr. Dorn. You should also consult him anytime you feel numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs. If loss of bladder control accompanies your back pain, see your primary care physician immediately.
Spinal adjustments are the primary treatment for back pain. Dr. Dorn manipulates your spine to work it back into alignment. He may also incorporate trigger point therapy and soft tissue therapy into your treatment if it’s beneficial. He also offers on-site physical therapy.
If you’re ready to ditch your back pain, make an appointment at the Baltimore Back & Pain Center online or over the phone.