Back Pain Specialist

The Athletes Clinic

Chiropractors located in Charlotte, NC

Back pain is the leading cause of disability, averaging 264 million workdays lost in a year. At The Athletes Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, patients receive treatment from Amanda Wiechens, DC, who has advanced technology and the knowledge to treat a vast array of conditions, including chronic back pain. Dr. Wiechens offers individualized treatments to help your back feel better and function fully again. Call The Athletes Clinic to schedule an appointment or request one online today.

Back Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

Injury to the back can happen while playing sports or being in an accident. It can also happen in the simplest of ways, such as picking up a piece of paper from the floor or barely twisting your body to reach for a pen.

Other conditions like arthritis, obesity, poor posture, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain, too. In more serious cases, kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss can lead to severe back pain.

Back pain can stem from bones, ligaments, joints, or muscles. Some of the causes of back pain include:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc 
  • Bulging disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Migraines and headaches may also affect your back due to muscle tension traveling from your head and neck down into your spine. Sprained ligaments, strained muscles, and irritated joints can lead to back pain, as well.

How is back pain treated?

The Athletes Clinic offers a wide range of treatments to relieve your pain. In your initial visit, your provider sits down and talks with you about your condition. They recommend digital X-rays, if needed, and offer treatment specifically to remedy your condition.

Some of the treatment options include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal decompression 
  • Electrostimulation
  • Laser therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Physical Therapy
  • Active Release Technique®

No matter the complexity of your condition, the team at The Athletes Clinic has the expertise to give you an accurate diagnosis and the right personalized treatment plan.

How is back pain prevented?

There are several ways to avoid back pain. Some simple strategies include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Remaining active
  • Warming up or stretching before working out or moving
  • Maintaining good posture
  • Wearing comfortable, low-heeled shoes
  • Sleeping on a medium-firm mattress
  • Using your knees when lifting objects

Staying attentive to ways to prevent back pain helps prolong your back’s strength and functionality. Regular exams with the team at The Athletes Clinic help monitor the health of your back and keep you feeling your best.

If you’re experiencing back pain, call The Athletes Clinic for a consultation and assessment, or request an appointment online today.