Does back pain have you side-lined, making it difficult to enjoy your favorite activities? Dr. Michelle Oz and the staff of specialists at Momentum Chiropractic in Kennesaw, serving both Kennesaw and Acworth, are proud to offer extensive back pain treatment options, including chiropractic care and corrective exercises. Call or schedule an appointment online today for a consultation.
It may not come as a surprise to hear that back pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States. Abnormalities, inflammation, or strains in the joints, muscles, and discs of your spine can cause back pain.
Certain medical conditions can also cause back pain, including:
Back pain can also result from accidents and injuries suffered through car crashes, contact sports, and improper exercise form.
At Momentum Chiropractic, Dr. Michelle focuses on finding the cause of your back pain so that she can provide the proper diagnosis and treatment plan for your condition.
Back pain typically occurs in one of two areas:
Middle back pain occurs in the area between the base of your neck and the bottom of your rib cage. Symptoms of middle back pain include:
Middle back pain is less common than lower back pain because this area of your back is not as engaged with movement as the vertebrae in your lower back.
Lower back pain occurs in the area below your ribs and above your legs. Symptoms of lower back pain include:
Back pain is most commonly associated with the lower back because it bears most of your body’s weight and provides the most motion.
Osteoarthritis affects nearly 27 million Americans and is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It affects your joints by breaking down the cartilage that acts as a cushion between your bones. The breakdown of this cartilage can cause severe pain, swelling, and movement problems.
Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint but is common in the shoulders, hips, and ankles.
Dr. Michelle offers numerous treatment options for osteoarthritis and back pain, including:
If you suffer from debilitating back pain or are experiencing the effects of osteoarthritis, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Michelle.