When you are suffering from back pain, a doctor of chiropractic care can provide a variety of treatments that don't require surgery or medication. Dr. Jason Golightley of Golightley Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Midland, TX will take the time to get to know you and create a personalized treatment plan just for you.
Causes of back pain
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. It can happen at any time of life, but it is most common between the ages of 10-15 years old and is 8 times more likely to happen to a female than a male. It can also happen after the age of 65. Scoliosis can cause back pain that chiropractic care can help with.
The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower back, and it is the largest of the nerves. When it gets irritated, it can cause a large amount of pain. The pain can shoot over the buttocks and down the back of the leg. Usually, it is only on one side of the body, and the pain is due to compression from swollen tissues or subluxated vertebrae.
The discs are the cushions between the vertebrae in your back. When they move outside their normal position and perhaps bulge, they can put pressure on the nerves, which causes back pain.
Our chiropractic back pain doctor provides many options for treatment, including spinal adjustments and physical therapy.
When the vertebrae in your back are out of alignment, it can cause many things to go wrong. This misalignment can also result in back pain. Your chiropractor will do a careful evaluation of your back and then determine where the misalignment is located. Spinal adjustments can be done by hand or with an instrument, but the end result is to provide pain relief and improved overall wellness.
Physical therapy is a combination of exercise and hands-on manipulation. You may not want to move much when you have back pain, but the reality is that you need to perform reasonable exercises for your soft tissues to rebuild.
Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to treat a variety of conditions. Small sound waves at a very high frequency are used to send heat to the afflicted area. While the healing is happening, you won't feel the heat.
If you are in need of a back pain doctor in Midland, TX, Dr. Golightley of Golightley Chiropractic & Wellness Center is accepting new patients. For an appointment, contact the office at 432-247-1363 or use the form available on our website.