Back Pain Specialist

Excel Spine & Rehab

Jay Adams, DC

Chiropractic Clinic & Rehabilitation Center located in Norman, OK

Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point during their life. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor. At Excel Spine & Rehab in Norman, Oklahoma, Jay Adams, DC, specializes in diagnosing and treating spinal and musculoskeletal conditions like back pain. He takes a conservative approach to care, using chiropractic techniques to ease your pain and improve spinal health. For a proactive approach to back pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What is back pain?

Back pain refers to any discomfort that affects your back. The pain may be a dull ache or an electric shock-like pain that shoots into your legs. 

Many people experience back pain. In most cases, the back pain is short term, lasting a few days or a few weeks. However, back pain can turn into a chronic pain condition, lasting three or more months.

Whether your back pain is acute or chronic, mild or severe, Excel Spine & Rehab can provide the care you need to ease your discomfort.

What causes back pain?

You may develop back pain from any number of causes. In most cases, the pain develops from a mechanical problem that involves one or more of the structures that make up your spine or back. 

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease

Your back pain may develop after a bad fall or heavy lifting. You may also develop back pain because of the degenerative changes that occur in your spine as you get older. 

At Excel Spine & Rehab, your provider not only helps ease your back pain, but also prevents your back pain from getting worse. 

What happens during a back pain evaluation?

When you visit Excel Spine & Rehab with concerns about back pain, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation. Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including when they started, the type of pain you feel, and the activities that make it worse. 

They also ask about your usual day and your exercise routine, as well your medical history. Your provider performs a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure of your spine and joints, looking for the source of your pain.

Excel Spine & Rehab may also request X-rays to confirm or rule out a condition to explain your back pain. 

How is back pain treated?

The chiropractor at Excel Spine & Rehab takes a conservative approach to care, providing treatments that support your body’s natural healing process.

Your back pain treatment plan may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Active release technique (ART) for soft tissue therapy
  • Functional rehabilitation exercise program
  • Posture therapy

Your provider customizes your treatment plan to meet your unique health needs and goals. You need regular visits to the office for treatments to gain the most benefits. 

For long-term relief from your back pain, call Excel Spine & Rehab or book an appointment online today.