Our Edison chiropractor, Dr. Michael Lagana, is pleased to offer a variety of alternative services to care for your back pain. If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from pain in your back, chiropractic care provides an alternative and holistic approach to managing and alleviate your discomfort. Back pain relief at Backsmart Wellness Center includes an evaluation of your condition to determine the underlying causes of your pain. Whether you are recently in back pain from a sports or auto injury, or have felt it creeping up in intensity over the years, our health team will identify the root cause of the pain. Once learned, we then personalize a care program to help reduce your discomfort. This care plan includes the use of chiropractic manipulations to properly position your spine. These gentle adjustments reduce back pain by removing pressure from compressed nerves. For example, when your vertebrae slip out of alignment, the small nerves coming out of and into your spinal column take the burden. These pain signals are sent to your brain and you feel back pain. Medications simply interrupt the signal to your brain. They do not solve the misalignment or heal the injury. Chiropractic care provides a drug-free alternative to manage your pain and help your body restore itself to a pain-free way of life.
Conditions Associated with Back Pain
Injury Related Condition
Back pain shows up for a variety of reasons. An injury results in immediate and intense discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments re-position your body to reduce pain and allow your muscles to relax. We also educate you on corrective exercises to support a healthy spine alignment.
Posture Alignment Issues
Another way back pain occurs is through years of poor posture. Spinal adjustments place your spine in a healthy posture and with consistent adjustments and a conscious effort to stand tall, your back pain disappears. We also provide lifestyle advice to teach you healthier ways to sleep, sit, stand and work that will prevent future discomfort.
Sciatic Nerve Pain
Our chiropractor also helps to reduce back pain associated with sciatica. If you have lower back pain that also shoots down your hips or legs, you may have a compressed sciatic nerve. Dr. Lagana will position your spine into a better alignment to eliminate this sciatic compression and lessen your pain.
Chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia also lead to back pain and discomfort. This pain may be in your upper, middle or lower back and can move around depending on where fibromyalgia attacks. Chiropractic treatments are beneficial if you are suffering from fibromyalgia. Since your nerves are over-firing and the feelings of pain are uncomfortable, our gentle adjustments reduce pressure on pinched nerves. Plus, when your spine is in alignment, your muscles are able to relax instead of trying to support your posture. When these muscles are no longer contracting all day, your discomfort is reduced.