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Back Pain

Chicago Vitality

Men's Health & Testosterone Replacement located in Schaumburg, IL & Chicago, IL

Back pain is more common than you think — roughly four out of five adults in the U.S. have lower back pain at some point in life. Because back pain can affect your daily life, you should get treatment before pain progresses. Luckily, you have a team of dedicated men’s health physicians at Chicago Vitality that are willing to help. Plus, the practice has locations in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Naperville, Illinois, so you have access to back pain specialists wherever you are. Call or schedule your back pain assessment using the online booking system. Your path to a pain-free life starts with your first appointment.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Diagnosing the cause of back pain isn’t always easy. Usually, your physician orders an X-ray to get a picture of what’s going on internally, but this doesn’t always provide answers. By going through your symptoms, looking at imaging, and evaluating your body, your doctor can usually tell if your back pain stems from:

  • A bulged or herniated disc
  • Muscle strains or tears
  • Arthritis or fractures
  • Sciatica or nerve problems

Back pain doesn’t always mean there’s something wrong with your back. Sometimes health conditions that are unrelated to your back can cause pain. You might experience back pain if you have:

  • Kidney stones
  • Tumors, cysts, or cancers
  • Certain infections
  • Sleeping problems or insomnia

While most causes of back pain aren’t emergencies, you need to come in right away if your pain causes you to lose control of your bowels or bladder. These are warning signs that something is putting pressure on a nerve and you need immediate treatment.

How is back pain treated?

It depends on the cause, of course. Because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan when it comes to treating back pain, you might need to try more than one option for relief. If your back pain stems from a misalignment or soft tissue strain, your pain-relief plan can include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Injections