Chronic and Acute Back Pain

If you have chronic pain, your doctor will recommend a holistic chiropractor. We provide chiropractic care for residents at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS. Chiropractic care can keep lingering chronic pain under control. Read below.


The Difference between Chronic and Acute Back Pain

Acute pain in the back appears suddenly and is commonly caused by a known injury. Although this pain can last up to six weeks, it usually goes away within a week.

In contrast, chronic pain in the back typically develops slowly and increases in severity over time as the condition worsens. The pain commonly lasts over three months. Chronic pain can also be episodic and recur several times within six months. Acute back pain can be caused by:

  • Surgical procedures
  • Labor and delivery
  • Strain or sprain
  • Annular tear
  • Fractured vertebra

On the other hand, chronic pain in the back can result from:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures due to compression
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic disc herniation
  • Disc degeneration

Reach out to our chiropractor for pain relief, whether chronic or acute. Early diagnosis means less expensive treatment, and you won't require robust treatments like invasive surgery.

Treatments for Chronic and Acute Back Pain

Our chiropractor will examine your medical history and address any immediate concerns upon the first meeting. Then, if our chiropractors suspect a severe cause for the pain, they will do additional tests like X-rays, CT or MRI scans, blood tests, bone scans, and nerve studies. Finally, they will recommend the following treatments after the diagnosis.

  • Medications
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Surgical procedures

Why Is Long-Term Care the Best Approach?

Long-term care, like chiropractic adjustments, is the best option for treating chronic pain. This option is because chiropractic care provides a lasting solution with few side effects, unlike medications. Additionally, while surgery is usually expensive and invasive, chiropractic care is more affordable and non-invasive.

Need a chiropractor in Kansas?

Welcome to Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS, for top-class chiropractic care. Our team will help ease your pain and work with your symptoms. Call for an appointment today at (785) 776-7568.

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