If you experience chronic back pain, you may be fed up trying to stretch and rest and take medications without getting real results. Unfortunately, back pain can be debilitating and prevent you from enjoying daily activities. One thing you may wish to consider is visiting a foot and ankle clinic to determine if orthotics can help you achieve relief. Here are a few conditions that can cause back pain and may also be treated with the use of orthotics:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Muscle strain
- Spinal misalignment, without pinched nerves
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Spinal Stenosis
While this is not an exhaustive list – and there may also be foot-related concerns that cause back pain – in general, orthotics may help to alleviate back pain in these cases. Orthotics help to adjust cushion, support, and gait as you walk, run, or stand, so your body is able to function more efficiently.
It is important to note that orthotics are not a solution for every problem. For example, patients who have sciatica may not benefit from this treatment option. However, there are many instances in which orthotics can help to alleviate discomfort and improve pain management for patients with a variety of back pain concerns.
At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we are happy to discuss your concerns related to back pain and will work to find solutions that provide relief. If you have questions about orthotics and how they can help you function without pain, contact us today for more information.