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The body’s ability to heal itself depends on a healthy nervous system. Events such as auto accidents, sports injuries, and repetitive stress to the back can hinder the body’s natural ability to adapt. The joints of the spine “lock up” when these events happen, limiting range of motion. Spinal joint restriction and/or misalignment irritates and puts more pressure on the spinal nerve, which can show up as back pain or neck pain.

How many Billions of Dollars did Americans spend treating lower back pain?

The lower back is the region that connects the upper body to the lower body. Since it supports the majority of the body’s weight, lower back pain is a lot more common than you might think. It is not that difficult to hurt yourself by lifting a heavy object or reaching for something. In fact, the majority of people will experience some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Americans spend almost $50 billion each year to treat lower back pain, which is the most common cause of missed work days and job related injury or stress.

$50 Billion Annually spent to treat lower back pain

$50 Billion Annually spent to treat lower back pain

 

There are many causes of lower back pain, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Overuse, strain, or injury
  • Aging
  • Herniated disc
  • Arthritis
  • Compression fractures
  • Illness
  • Spinal problems you were born with

Acute back pain tends to fade within a few weeks. However, if left untreated, lower back pain can become chronic, especially if you are under a lot of stress or undergoing depression.

 

 

Depending on the cause of pain, symptoms can vary from:

  • Dull pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Pain occurs over a small area
  • Pain occurs over a wide area
  •  Muscle spasms
  •  Leg symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling)

Walking and rest are perhaps the simplest treatments for lower back pain. However, if your pain persists for a few weeks, further treatment (such as massage, spinal manipulation, and muscle strengthening exercises), may be needed.

Chiropractic treatment is a very effective way to treat lower back pain. Chiropractors will use hands-on spinal manipulation, aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure so the body can heal itself. Applying heat or cold may also be used to alleviate any pain felt as a result of the lower back pain.

Tennis stars slip and fall at Wimbledon

Tennis stars slip and fall at Wimbledon

People who have had lower back pain are very likely to have it again. In order to avoid further pain you can practice the following things

  • Practice good posture
  • Stretching and low impact exercise, such as walking, swimming, or riding a stationary bike
  • Wearing low heeled shoes
  • Sleeping on your side
  • If you sit for long periods at work, make sure your chair has good back support and take regular breaks to walk around
  • If you lift heavy things for work, talk to your human resources department to see there are other ways to do your work.
  • Do not depend on a lifting belt to protect your back.

If you are still suffering from lower back pain, make an appointment with us, Injury Clinic of Dallas, at 972-644-5555. One of our staff members will help you set up a time to come in for your free consultation and direct you to our office in Richardson, Texas and visit with our Chiropractor.

First Annual DFW MRI Derby at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie

Join us for the First Annual DFW MRI Derby at Lone Star Park in Grapevine.

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  • Enjoy food, fun, and horse racing!

June 28th, 2013 – From 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grapevine, TX 75050 

Sponsored by: 
- The Injury Clinic of Dallas -www.injuryclinicdallas.com
- The Law Offices of Sean Chalaki -www.dfwlegaladvice.com

Benefiting The Guns and Hoses Foundation:
http://www.gunsandhosesnorthtx.org/

 

Open House at Injury Clinic of Dallas. Kids Welcome!

We will be having an Open House on May 30th from 4-7pm.

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During our Open House you will be able to:

  • Tour our facility!
  • Meet Dr. Bahadori and her awesome staff!
  • Margaritas, hors d’oeuvres, and wine will be served to the adults
  • Bring your kids too! There will be a bounce house and face painting available for the kids to enjoy.

Check out our flyer!  If you would like more information, please contact us!

Injury Clinic of Dallas
905 Custer Road, Richardson, TX, 75080
972.644.5555 Phone
972.744.0078 Fax
info@injuryclinicdallas.com

Therapeutic Massage now available at the Injury Clinic of Dallas in Richardson

Now offering Massage Therapy at the Injury Clinic of Dallas in Richardson, TX 75080

Now offering Massage Therapy at the Injury Clinic of Dallas in Richardson, TX 75080

 

We have recently added Massage Therapy services at our Chiropractic Clinic in Richardson, TX. The Injury Clinic of Dallas is proud to provide great therapeutic massage and deep tissue to our other services including Chiropractic Care, Auto Accident and Personal Injury services, and Health and Wellness.

Therapeutic massages supports the goals of chiropractic care by reducing physical stress to the spine. By relieving stress from muscles, massage helps to manage pain, improve flexibility and range of motion, improve circulation, and restore balance.

We offer one-hour massages to patients as a complement to their ongoing chiropractic care. We are offering great pricing plans for massage, chiropractic and other services.

Sign up for our mailing list and get coupons for chiropractic care, therapeutic massage and more.  Call us to schedule your next massage appointment at 972-644-5555

 

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