Getting Back Pain Relief in Farmington, Michigan

Back Pain, Back Ache, Sciatica, Sciatic Nerve, Natural Pain Relief

Are you the kind of person who feels that you just have to live with your back pain and push through? It’s such a common condition that many just write it off as another part of life as they age. The fact is, however, that you may be able to treat the underlying cause of your back pain and find some relief without medication. What may be causing your back pain?

Getting to the Root of the Problem

While this is not a comprehensive list of every condition that can cause back pain, here are a few underlying conditions related to the pain.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease – Whether it is caused by an accident, an injury, or some other type of physical trauma, degenerative disc disease occurs when a disk is worn down. The accident may have caused an injury that didn’t result in a lot of pain, so it gets ignored. Over the course of a number of years, the original trauma rears its ugly head in the form of pain.
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation – In between each vertebrae pairing is a disc that is spongy. If the disc is herniated, that means it has slid out of place, and the vertebrae are grinding on one another. This is the cause of the pain.
  • Isthmic Spondylolisthesis – This condition involves stress fractures that cause vertebrae to slide out of proper position.
  • Facet Joint Osteoarthritis – The back part of the spine has cartilage in the joints. Arthritis or injury may cause the cartilage to degenerate. The result is a joint that rubs together and causes pain.

The important thing is to have back problems treated before they get worse. Most of the conditions above do not occur instantly, but rather they progress over years while a person ignores what they see as a minor injury or pain.

When the head, spine, or neck suffer an injury, the body has to compensate. Often, the pain in a person’s back starts out as an injury in the neck that may cause hardly any pain. We fall, look around to make sure no one saw it, dust ourselves off, and go back to business as usual. Meanwhile, our back is working to compensate for a minor misalignment in the neck. The conditions above result.

The moral of the story is this: when you suffer trauma to the head or neck, you should get it checked out. An upper cervical chiropractor can help you to determine if a misalignment of any degree has occurred in the atlas vertebrae. Correcting the misalignment early may be the difference between whether the conditions above develop or not.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-780-8864 or just click the button below area.

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at

Dr. Chris Perkins Chiropractor Farmington Hills Mi.

Meet Dr. Christopher Perkins

Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit  for 3 years in row.

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"After 30 plus years of almost daily headaches and increasing severe debilitating migraines, I am pain free. I had tried everything, including 3 different chiropractors, medical tests, food allergy tests, special prism glasses, massage, etc. Dr. Perkins was a life changer for sure. Thanks to Dr. Perkins, I now know what it is like to live without pain. For someone with my headache history, this is a miracle"... Kathy Hiatt
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