Are You Suffering From Back Pain?

If you're a middle-aged man, you've likely experienced back pain. But frankly, any person of any age can suffer from this potentially debilitating problem. At Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, AB, your chiropractors are Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook. They diagnose and treat back pain of all kinds. They look forward to helping you.

Locations and causes of back pain

Your spine is divided into three sections, or curves: cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (lower back). Besides the bony vertebrae, the spine is integrated with nerves, supported by muscles and moves by way of joints, or facets. Gel-filled discs between the vertebrae cushion the spine and help it move smoothly and comfortably.

Pain can originate in any or all of these back structures and curves due to congenital malformation, injury (either repetitive or traumatic) or degenerative disease (such as osteoporosis). Symptoms for the same kind of condition can vary tremendously from patient to patient, says Accordingly, treatment is highly individualized.

Getting help for back pain

If you're in pain, you need expert help from your Edmonton, AB, chiropractor. Dr. Oviatti and Dr. Martinook listen carefully to their patients' complaints, focusing on their onset, duration and intensity. Then, they do hands-on spinal exams to note subluxations, or misalignments, of the spine. X-rays and other kinds of digital imaging, along with lab work, may be in order to pinpoint a diagnosis and to formulate a treatment plan.

Possible treatments

Depending on your specific problem, your doctor of chiropractic may recommend any one or a combination of the following treatments through Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic:

  1. A limited amount of rest and change in daily routines, including exercise and work
  2. Mobilization with a back brace
  3. Spinal Manipulation Therapy, or SMT
  4. Over the counter analgesics for pain relief
  5. Ice or heat to the affected area
  6. Massage therapy to reduce pain and stiffness and to increase range of motion
  7. Specific exercises and physical therapy

Don't suffer from back pain

Back pain is no joke. Get back to the active life you love with back pain treatment from your friends at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, AB. Dr. Oviatt and Dr. Martinook are passionate about chiropractic health and have years of experience and extensive expertise in treating patients of all ages. Phone us for a personalized consultation: (780) 457-3621.


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  • "Dr.Oviatt is one of the best!!!!!!!!!! i've been with him for 10 yrs and he's always made me feel better... And ANGIE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!"

    - Patient, Apr. 15, 2014