Back pain is one of the most common problems people have. We all have experienced it at least once in our lives and for some people, it can even be a cause of work absence or sleep discomfort. Luckily in most cases, it’s not a serious problem, the question is: Are you taking preventing measures to avoid it from becoming something more serious?
Dr. Michael Taylor is one of the most experienced back pain doctors in Chicago, IL. Unlike conventional doctors, which focus on attempting to treat the disease once it occurs, he emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. And all of the doctors at the Taylor Rehabilitation & Wellness Center follow the same principle.
All of our back pain doctors have different backgrounds, given them the expertise and experience to evaluate what is the best personal treatment fo you. Some typical evaluation procedures will include a range of motion, specific orthopedic tests, muscle strength testing, reflexes, and neurological testing.
What can you expect from the consultation?
As we emphasize improving your health, we first perform a Chiropractic Exam, focused on how your body is interconnected and encouraging for it to heal itself by aligning the spine and other joints through adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments are one of the safest non-invasive and drug-free treatments available to treat back pain. Many patients experience immediate relief after the adjustment; although there are other patients that experience mild soreness and aching, similar to the discomfort you feel after exercising, the discomfort usually goes away after a day following the treatment.
Back Pain Treatment Plan
After the consultation and physical exam, your doctor will create a personalized treatment plan depending on your unique needs, depending on your health and the condition of your spine. And in addition to the chiropractic adjustments, he might suggest other methods such as massage therapy, stress-reduction techniques, laser therapy, and overall lifestyle changes to boost your healing and recovery.