An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Millions of Americans are living with chronic pain. This problem is more than a nuisance, it is a warning sign that an injury has occurred to the soft tissues in the back or neck or to the spine itself. "Injury" is a term that would naturally cause you to conjure up images of some type of physical trauma. In fact, many people who suffer chronic pain cannot pinpoint the exact cause. This is because tiny injuries may occur one at a time, over years adding up to persistent discomfort, limited range of motion, stiffness, and more.
Chronic pain in the head, neck, or back may develop because of multiple factors. When pain becomes the "norm," there is a very real risk not only to your physical wellbeing but to your general quality of life. Daily pain in the low back, neck and shoulders, or other areas is distracting! While you could be enjoying productivity and success at work or time with family, your mind is likely on the fact that you are hurting.
Dr. Brian Sims and the team at Eastside Spine & Injury in Milwaukie want you to know that you do not have to accept pain as a part of your life. We offer a number of therapeutic modalities aimed at improving your level of comfort and functionality. With your pain issues resolved, you have the opportunity to enjoy what life has to offer.
There are several approaches to treating pain. What many people first do when pain strikes is take some type of over-the-counter medication. Depending on the severity of pain, prescription medication may be recommended by a physician. At Eastside Spine & Injury, we address the dysfunctional biomechanics that have led to pain. With specific therapies such as chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, physical therapy, and other modalities, we coax tensed muscles into relaxation and the spine into proper alignment. The body knows how to heal itself from most injuries. Our team maximizes its processes.
The care provided by our team is based on scientific evidence pointing to the harmonious interaction of the joints, nerves, bones, and muscles for optimal function. The level of physical function can be impacted not only by physiological factors but also by emotional stressors. Spinal adjustments restore alignment to poorly positioned vertebrae and allow the body to do what it naturally knows to do. Patients who choose chiropractic care to address the root cause of pain most often find that their comfort is improved quickly.
Medication can improve comfort by masking pain. Care from the team at Milwaukie's Eastside Spine & Injury resolves pain at its origin. Call (503) 654-7400 to discover and solve the source of your pain.