Back Pain

80% of Americans will experience lower back pain at some time in their lives

Back Pain

Most adults will suffer from some form of back issue during their lifetime. The most common is lower back pain but individuals can also develop issues with either the middle or upper portions of your spine.

In fact, it is a common cause of work-related disability and one of the leading reasons individuals skip work.  Your spine is a complicated column of bones held in place by tendons, ligaments, and muscles.   The issue is more common in adults as they age due to over doing it, improper lifting, playing sports infrequently, or by injury.

Common Types

Common Questions

Having good posture certainly will assist you in managing your pain but movement is important.  In today’s society, we tend to sit for long hours and live more sedentary live styles than we should.  Our recommendation is to take breaks, do stretches, and make it a point to move around.

Most studies show that movement is a great way to keep the pain away.   In fact, some suggest it calms down the sensitivity of the nervous system and active bodies tend to protect you from back and neck joint pain.

Among people searching for back pain relief, many choose chiropractic treatment.  In fact, it’s estimated that 30 million Americans visit chiropractors each year and 35% of that number are seeking treatment for back pain.

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Headaches & Migraines

The majority of headaches are associated with tension in the neck muscles.  In fact, it’s estimated 95% of headaches are classified as “primary headaches” which include tension, migraine, or what are called cluster headaches.

Spending hours in front of a computer screen or living a sedentary livestyle increases your chances of having headaches later in life.  Our team can perform spinal manipulation or a chiropractic adjustment to alleviate some of the stress.

In addition, we’ll coach you on better work posture and ways you can prevent the joint irritation and tension in your neck & upper back.

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest in your body.  As the picture shows, it starts in your lower back, splits, and then runs through your hips, butt, legs, and all the way to your feet.

Individuals affected by a sciatica nerve issue will experience pain that begins in their lower back and continues down the back or side of their legs. The issue can be mild for some and a sharp severe pain for others.  Some individuals will also experince numbness, tingling, and overall weakness in their leg or foot.

American Chiropractic will take the time to properly diagnose your sciatica issue.  This involves reviewing your medical history, and performing physical and neurological examinations.

Proper Diagnosis of Sciatica is Crucial

Sciatica Treatments

Focused on providing better spinal column alignment which can address a number of factors which may be causing sciatic nerve pain.  We also provide Spinal Decompression.

Acupunture has been used in the Asian cultures for years to manage pain and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of pain, including sciatica.

Massage therapy has also shown to provide numerous benefits for back issues, including circulation, relaxation, and assisting in the body’s nature release of endorphins.

Neck & Shoulder Pain

American Chiropratic also performs chiropractic neck adjustments to relieve pain and pressure in your neck.  Your neck is vital to your body’s overall performance but it’s prone to pain and injury from sports, lifting, and accidents.
Whiplash is thought to be the most common because the accident can damage the soft tissues in your neck, including ligaments and nerves which can lead to neck stiffness and headaches.

Shoulder pain is also common as we get older even though the shoulder joint is considered one of the most mobile joints in the body.  The tendons, muscles, or ligaments around the joint can tear or stretch causing pain.

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Lake Michigan Drive

81 Lake Michigan Dr. NW.

Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Hours

Monday:

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

32nd Street

738 32nd Street Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Hours

Tuesday:

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday:

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Phone Number

(616) 453-4437

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