Back Pain Relief Specialist

Acute & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic

Joseph Mikluscak, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Manassas, VA

Back pain from acute injuries or chronic illnesses makes it difficult to do everyday activities and tasks. At Acute and Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, in Manassas, Virginia, Dr. Joe Mikluscak provides spinal adjustments and other chiropractic services for patients with back pain. Call the office today for an appointment or consultation.

Back Pain Relief Q & A

by Joseph Mikluscak, D.C.

What are common causes of back pain?

Back pain is associated with a number of possible causes, including injuries and underlying health conditions. Sports injuries, work injuries, and other injuries that affect the back, such as herniated discs, also cause pain that ranges from mild to severe. Further, wear and tear on the spinal discs caused by age, can lead to back pain. Some age-related back problems include degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, bulging discs, and sciatica. Underlying diseases that cause inflammation, such as osteoarthritis, can also cause back pain.

How is back pain diagnosed?

Dr. Mikluscak diagnoses back pain diagnostics using a physical exam to determine where the pain originates and which parts of the back it affects. He also checks range of motion to see if it has been limited in any way. Some patients also require imaging scans, such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computerized tomography (CT) scans, to determine exactly where and how extensive the damage is. These scans provide detailed images that show what type of injury occurred or what kind of condition the affected part of the back is in.

How is back pain treated?

There are different types of treatments for back pain, depending on how serious it is, what causes it, and whether or not range of motion is limited. Conventional treatment for back pain relief include nonprescription and prescription medications, limited physical activity, and heat or ice packs. Other types of treatments include physical therapy to help improve flexibility and muscle strength, which leads to a lower risk of ongoing back pain. Chiropractic care also provides relief from persistent back pain.

How does chiropractic care provide back pain relief?

Chiropractic care helps remove tension or pressure that affects spinal discs and leads to discomfort and stiffness. This type of care involves realigning the spine to promote the body’s natural healing process and lower the risk of having recurring pain. Chiropractic adjustments target the lower back, mid back, or upper back and neck as needed, depending on the underlying cause of pain. This type of treatment effectively reduces back pain associated with several causes, including sciatica, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Acute and Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

AARP
Aetna
Allstate
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst
Cigna
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
OptimaHealth
United Healthcare