Nearly everyone alive (aside from some blessed anomalies) will experience headaches in their lifetime. Head pain can be dull, sharp, radiating and pulsating, isolated, or felt in multiple areas around the skull at once. Many causes of headaches can simply be fixed by drinking sufficient amounts of water or taking over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol. However, in some cases the pain becomes progressively worse, hits suddenly, or is actually caused by a more severe underlying health condition.
At Keller Disc and Spine we treat the underlying causes of headaches when they are caused by mis-alignment, injury, or when standard OTC medication isn’t the right solution. In fact, our Keller, TX office has the highest listed pain management and reduction rates in the entire DFW area. If you’re suffering from a headache that just won’t go away, or multiple headaches that reoccur often, Keller Disc and Spine should be your next call.
Causes & When To Go To the Doctor For a Headache
It’s difficult to know what causes the vast majority of headaches. Whether it’s the nerves, blood vessels, muscle tissues, joints, or sinuses, there are many potential causes for head pain. While many patients are familiar with tension headaches, sinus headaches, migraines, and head pain caused by concussion, dehydration, ear infections, and the flu, it’s important to know at what point you should visit the doctor’s office. To know when to seek professional medical treatment, ask yourself the following:
- Is this an unusually severe headache?
- Are my headaches getting worse?
- When I have a headache, do I also have a loss of motor functions, fever, confusion or seizures?
- Did I recently receive a blow to the head?
- Did the pain start suddently?
Lower Back Pain
Are you suffering from lower back pain? If you are, you’re not alone and there’s hundreds of possible reasons that you’re currently in pain. Lower back pain is one of the most commonly body aches that people receive during their lifetime and should generally be treated with care and gentleness.
Many times we pull, tear, or injure a muscle or ligament in our backs by accident or realize the pain hours or days after the initial cause of the injury. For these injuries it may be okay to simply allow yourself to rest the affected area, but much more likely, you should seek professional help to diagnose and treat your specific injury.
For trusted help in reducing your lower back pain, contact Keller Disc and Spine by calling our Keller, TX office at (817) 656-1615 and meet with Dr. Michael Gray, the back pain expert.
Causes & When To Go To the Doctor For Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain can occur during improper movements such as twisting, lifting, or bending to where there is excess strain or pressure put on the discs and spine, or from something such as repetitive movements or sitting for long periods of time. It’s also more common to have lower back pain arise with age. If any of the following accompany your back pain, you should seek immediate professional care with a chiropractor or the emergency room:
- Sprains and strains causes from stretching, bending, or twisting (especially while lifting)
- Pain occurs after making repetitive motions
- Extreme pain due to a herniated disc bulging out
- Disc degeneration caused by age-related wear and tear
- Pinched nerves and slipped discs
- Sciatica caused by the sciatica nerve being compressed
- Spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal
For women especially, lower back pain can be related to other underlying health conditions such as endometriosis, osteoporosis, and pregnancy causes.
For both men and women, there has been much more research on fibromyalgia, and if you experience any of the chronic pain symptoms associated with it, our specialists have experience in helping people relieve pain without addictive drugs and medicine.
Arthritis which includes osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis that leads to pain, swelling and inflammation of the back joints.
As with most health issues, age, obesity, and genetics play a major factor in the cause of lower back pain as well as other pains felt throughout the body. If you would like a consultation to assess the cause of your lower back pain and if we can help you overcome that pain, schedule an appointment with out Keller, TX pain relief office.
Sports Therapy – Sports Injuries Options
Sports injuries happen, and quite often no matter how safe you play your sport. When they do, it’s best to see a specialist in sports therapy chiropractics and medicine. Here at Keller Disc and Spine, we’ve worked with some of the best athletes in Texas, including NBA, NFL, and others. If you’ve been injured, you’re in the best of hands with Dr. Michael Gray and the team here at our Keller office. If you’ve been hurt or injured doing the sport you love most, we can treat your injuries. We treat:
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Ankle / Foot Injuries
If you have chronic or lasting back or neck pain, you know how much it can impede your normal day to day life. You may be unable to focus on tasks in your daily life such as work, family, or school. If this is the case and you really want to find relief, then spinal decompression may help relieve the pressure on the discs in your spine. Here’s some things to help you decide if you want to try this course of action:
Why Choose Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression?
Nonsurgical spinal decompression uses a motorized machine to apply traction that pulls the spine apart and relieves pressure from the discs. By gently stretching the spine, the spine is allowed to reposition itself the way it’s naturally meant to be. Taking pressure off the discs can allow movement of blood, water, oxygen, and other important fluids so that it can heal.
We use spinal decompression to treat:
- Back, neck, and sciatica pain
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Overused and worn out spinal joints
- Damaged and diseased spinal nerve roots
What Our Patients Say About Us
Just wanted to give a shout out to the great folks at Keller Disc and Spine. DR. Gray and Kelley are absolutely awesome people. They are very caring and will spend all the time that is needed with you and actually converse with you. I have been a patient for over 5 years and receive spinal decompression therapy. I can’t say enough about these folks. I think of them like good friends and family. They’ve kept me mobile where I can actually ride my bike and climb radio communication towers. Can’t say enough good of what they have done for me and what I see he does for other people!