There are plenty of reasons people come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness to deal with back problems. You could be suffering from pain related to a car accident or a workplace accident. You may have pain as a result of a sports injury or you could have chronic pain from lifting heavy objects. Another cause of back pain can be related to the spine being misaligned and one issue we often hear about from patients is scoliosis. This is a spinal deformity that can lead to back issues.
Among the most critical hours of our life from a health standpoint are the eight or so hours we spend sleeping. But way too many of us have a difficult time getting enough sleep. Sometimes it’s because we pack our days too much, but there can be other factors which can cause you to lose sleep’s restorative powers. A big contributor to lack of sleep can often be caused by sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress. It can cause back pain, neck pain and other health issues related to lack of sleep. Finding the right mattress can be a difficult task but Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness wants you to know that proper sleep leads to optimum health.
We know managing pain can be difficult. If you’ve been injured or if you have chronic pain, you want to be treated by a doctor who understands what you’re going through and who knows how to help. You want to be able to get back to optimum health and you want a treatment plan that is as safe as possible. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we’re committed to trying to help our clients manage pain without resorting to surgery or prescription pain medication.
Sometimes a Winter Wonderland can turn into a winter nightmare. A landscape covered with a fresh blanket of snow can certainly be beautiful, but the process of removing that snow can certainly turn ugly very suddenly. That’s because winter weather is often a prescription for injury. Picking up that shovel makes you particularly susceptible to back injuries and icy conditions can cause slip and fall injuries. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we often see injuries of this type and we treat back pain on a regular basis.
When you come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness you’ll be treated by Dr. Todd Goldman, who has more than two decades of experience. He began practicing first with his father, before joining our Medford practice in 2002. Dr. Goldman has an expertise in chiropractic adjustment, caring for injuries related to auto accidents and on the job accidents. He is married and is a father of two and is a pilot during his free time. Now he can add another milestone in his list of achievements. He is a published author.
If you’re suffering from back pain and you’ve decided to seek chiropractic treatment, the process may be new to you. You’ve probably come to Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness and talked to our doctor Todd Goldman. You likely received a physical and talked about a treatment plan. That plan can involve chiropractic manipulation, diet planning and exercise. Another possible component of your treatment plan might be spinal decompression.
It’s one of the most serious problems currently facing the country and the statistics are sobering. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose. About 21 to 29 percent of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them and between 8 and 12 percent of patients develop an opioid use disorder. It’s estimated that between 4 to 6 percent of those who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin and about 80 percent of heroin users first misused prescription opioids. The economic cost to our country is also great, as it’s estimated that prescription opioid misuse costs the U.S. $78.5 million per year. America is fighting a war on opioid abuse and chiropractors are on the front lines of this battle.
If you’re suffering from back pain, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), experts estimate that as many as 80 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. Back pain is also one of the most common reasons people miss work and it’s the second most common reason that people go to a doctor’s office. Back pain certainly keeps us busy at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We treat all forms of back pain and we know that there’s a lot of different types of back pain out there.
OK, we’ll get this out of the way. If you’ve been married for a certain period of time, chances are you’ve said about your spouse or your spouse has said about you that the other party to your marriage “is a pain in the…” We’ll avoid listing all the parts of the anatomy that married couples are potentially inflicting pain on. And let’s face it, some of these statements are more than a tad over the top. But is there ever some truth to this?
When people think of chiropractic care, many people consider it to be a trip to the “back doctor.” But chiropractic care encompasses so much more than spinal manipulation. There’s a reason why we’re called Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We work to help our patients reach optimum health in all areas, not just back and neck pain.