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Back Pain Specialist
One of the leading causes of disability worldwide, back pain is something most adults experience at least once in their lifetime. Dr. Peter Manz of Midwest Chiropractic Center LLC in Columbus, Ohio, has been alleviating back pain for patients of all ages for the last 29 years. He has the expertise needed to help men and women in the greater Columbus area find long-term relief from painful symptoms, naturally and safely, so they can get back to work. Call or schedule a consultation online if you’re tired of living with back pain.
Back Pain Q & A
by Peter Manz, DC
When does back pain require a visit to the chiropractor?
For many adults who’ve strained their back at work or overexerted themselves in a recreational activity, home remedies like ice or heat coupled with relaxation and light activity often relieve their back pain in a week or two. But, for those who suffer from chronic back pain or a more severe back injury as a result of an accident or trauma, the pain doesn’t go away by itself. In fact, if it’s not treated, back pain often becomes worse over time.
Chronic back pain may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition that requires a visit to your chiropractor. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Manz if you have any of the following:
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in your groin, arms, or legs
- Pain in your back that extends down the back or side of your leg
- Increased pain in your back when you cough or bend forward
- Trauma or an accident where you hurt your back
- Back pain that makes it difficult to sleep
How do I know if my back pain is sciatica?
Sciatica is a type of back pain that originates from the sciatic nerve in the lower lumbar spine. When there is pressure on your sciatic nerve from an injury or degenerative disc disease, you may feel pain in your lower back all the way down to your foot. Common signs of sciatica include:
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your buttocks or leg that worsens when sitting
- Chronic hip pain
- Burning pain down one leg
- Difficulty standing up or sitting
- Sharp, shooting pains down one leg
- How does a chiropractor treat back pain?
Dr. Manz uses a hands-on, natural approach to treat all types of back pain from sciatica to sports injuries and accidents. After a comprehensive exam and diagnosis of your back pain, Dr. Manz gently manipulates your spine to realign it to its proper form. This usually requires a series of visits along with exercises, stretches, and other natural remedies that promote healing in your spine.
When Dr. Manz moves your spine back into proper alignment, it enables your body to heal itself without medications or surgery. With chiropractic care, muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues regain mobility, and you get relief from pain. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn how Dr. Manz can help you live without back pain.