Back Pain Specialist

Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

Chiropractors & Rehabilitation Specialists located in Houston, TX

Untreated back pain can lead to disability, missed work days, major profit losses, and considerable personal distress. To bypass all the unnecessary hassle, consult the doctors at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center. They bring together massage, spinal adjustments, and rehabilitative therapy to treat your back pain. Contact the Houston, Texas, practice online or over the phone to set up an appointment today.

Back Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

Your back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, nerves, and muscles that bear great responsibility in the body. The spine alone accounts for some of the body’s most intricate nervous system process.

Any time an injury or illness disrupts that delicate network of nerves and structures, it can potentially cause pain. Disruptions could be in the form of pinched nerves, pulled muscles, inflammation, and much more.

Some common causes of back pain include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fracture
  • Spinal stenosis

How is back pain diagnosed?

The practitioners at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center specialize in back pain prevention, diagnostics, and treatment.

The first step in diagnosing back pain is gathering information about your health. Be prepared to answer a variety of questions to give your provider a comprehensive understanding about you and your condition.

Next, your Progressive Therapy provider performs a physical exam. They take your vitals, examine your back, and have you perform some simple movements to evaluate your back health.

If your provider needs to investigate your back further or rule out conditions, they may order imaging exams, such as X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. From there, they can make an accurate diagnosis and approach treatment correctly.

How does a chiropractor treat back pain?

The practitioners at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center help you manage your back pain with several approaches, including spinal adjustments, massage, and rehabilitative therapy.

Spinal adjustments

By placing quick force on your back until it “cracks,” your chiropractor can move your spine back into alignment. Better spinal alignment takes pressure off compressed nerves and discs and improves range of motion.

Massage

After achieving spinal alignment, your provider may use massage to address the soft tissues in your back. Massage helps relieve tension and breaks up knots which can contribute to back pain.

Rehabilitation

The practice offers rehabilitation and physical therapy services to improve your back strength, flexibility, and mobility. Targeted resistance exercises, stretches, and lifestyle guidance improves your back health.

If back pain plagues you, contact the Houston, Texas practice online or over the phone for an appointment.