Back Pain

Medical clinic servicing Newark, Glasgow, DE and the surrounding areas

Back Pain

Chronic back pain affects about 16 million Americans each year. If your back pain isn’t getting better with over-the-counter medicine and rest, you can find the treatments you need at Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions. The medical team specializes in nonsurgical back pain treatments like chiropractic adjustments, trigger point injections, and spinal decompression. They can also provide resources you can use to improve your spine health and function. Call the Newark, Delaware, office to schedule a back pain consultation or book an appointment online today.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can range from a dull ache to a stabbing, burning, or intense pain in your upper or lower back.

Acute back pain lasts less than six weeks and can result from poor posture, weight challenges, or muscle strains. Chronic back pain typically lasts longer than six months and may be a side effect of:

  • Fracture
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs

Sometimes, conditions like kidney stones or a bladder infection can cause pain to radiate into your back.

Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions provides customized treatment plans for adults with persistent back pain. The medical team focuses on easing your pain and improving the function of your spine using nonsurgical treatments.

When should I seek medical care for back pain?

Acute back pain may be treatable with lifestyle modifications, rest, and over-the-counter medications. If your pain persists or interferes with your mobility, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions.

You should also book an appointment if back pain radiates into your arms, legs, hips, or shoulders. Along with pain, you might also experience tingling, weakness, or numbness in these areas.

The team completes a diagnostic evaluation of your spine, checking for areas of tenderness, swelling, and pain. They also assess the range of motion in your spine and evaluate the severity of your pain.

How is back pain treated?

Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions provides customized treatment plans for back pain. The medical team may recommend chiropractic adjustments to realign your spinal vertebrae and alleviate pressure on nearby nerves.

You might also be a candidate for trigger point injections. Injections deliver anti-inflammatory medications and an anesthetic to relax overly tight muscles, contributing to back pain. The team also provides acupuncture onsite for lasting pain relief. 

When these strategies aren’t working well, the team may recommend spinal decompression. During this treatment, you lie on a motorized traction table. The table helps you achieve a deep stretch of your spine that repositions herniated discs, compressed nerves, or other pain sources.

Ongoing chiropractic care keeps your spine properly aligned to reduce your risk for additional back pain. The team can also recommend exercises you can do at home to stretch and strengthen your spine. 

Call Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions to schedule a back pain consultation or book an appointment online today.