An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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When back pain invades your life, the quality of that life may be thrown into serious disarray. Agonizing pain from a pinched nerve, degenerated disc, strained muscle or all of the above can make it impossible for you to live the life you want. The good news is that even serious back pan doesn't necessarily require surgery or pharmaceutical painkillers -- not with Southwest Physical Medicine on your side. Our nurse practitioner and chiropractor in Fort Worth can provide a wide range of non-surgical, drug free healing and rehabilitation methods to put your back back in order.
The column of articulated joints, bony vertebrae and cushioning discs that make up the spine encase the spinal cord, the hub of all sensory and motor signaling in the body, and supported by several large muscle groups. This complex structure can be vulnerable to many kinds of ailments and injuries our Fort Worth chiropractic clinic sees, including:
Traumatic injury - A violent, jarring sports injury or auto accident injury can force the vertebral joints out of alignment, tear muscles and herniate discs. This type of injury can cause both intense localized pain and referred pain to other parts of the body.
Degenerative disc disease - The natural aging process can contribute to back pain. When discs start to dry out, they also become flatter, which stresses the facet joints that articulate the spine. (The joints themselves may develop age-related discomforts such as arthritis.) Bulging discs can push up against nerve roots, producing pain; they can also herniate, with the nerves in torn outer casing sending out intense pain signals.
Musculoskeletal imbalances - When your body is off balance, your back may take the brunt of the punishment. Longstanding posture problems, an untreated subluxation (joint misalignment), pregnancy and other physical stresses can cause chronic muscle strain and other back problems.
We don't just mask your back pain temporarily with drugs; we treat the underlying cause. Our Fort Worth chiropractor can analyze your symptoms, stance, gait and spinal structure to pinpoint the source of your back pain. This enables us to prescribe natural back pain treatment in Fort Worth, including:
Chiropractic care - Chiropractic care involves adjusting the spine to correct alignment problems, This enables our chiropractor in Fort Worth to relieve nerve pressure and relieve muscular strain.
Soft tissue therapies - Our nurse practitioner can administer drug-free pain relief through techniques such as massage therapy and cold laser therapy.
Spinal decompression - This non-surgical technique relieves nerve impingement from herniated/bulging discs.
Physical therapy - Corrective exercises and other forms of rehabilitation can help you build a stronger, less pain-prone back.
Call (817) 945-2277 for an appointment with our Fort Worth chiropractor. We can help you turn your back on back pain!