Are you experiencing joint pain? Dr. Mark Kowalski of Kowalski Chiropractic and Wellness Center offers various treatment options in Dublin, OH, to resolve the issue causing you discomfort.
What Is Joint Pain?
Simply put, this is pain or discomfort you feel where bones attach to each other. That pain can be felt in the hands, knees, hips, feet, or spine. At times, it can be constant or disappear and then come back. Most patients have described the pain as a grating, throbbing, or burning feeling. Dr. Kowalski is a specialist when it comes to joint pain around the spine. He will examine you and suggest the proper treatment.
What Are the Causes of Joint Pain?
Many things can lead to joint pain, and some of these causes will depend on your age. The causes of joint pain in senior adults are not the same as in children. At times, the cause can also be obvious, like a sports or car accident injury. Other times, you may have to see a specialist to diagnose you. Some of the most common causes of spinal joint pain include:
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Viral infections
Who Is More Likely to Suffer From Joint Pain?
While anyone can be a victim of joint pain, people who are more likely to experience it are as follows:
- Have suffered from joint injury before
- Repeatedly overuse a muscle
- Are overweight
- Have a chronic medical condition like arthritis
As already mentioned, age can also be a factor. This results from years of using the joints, leading to wear and tear.
When Should You See a Doctor?
You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Kowalski if the joint pain is accompanied by swelling, redness, or some tenderness around the affected area. However, if you are in intense pain, accompanied by joint deformity or inability to use the joint, you need to see a doctor immediately. Joint pain can really interfere with your regular days, preventing you from doing anything else.
What to Expect From the Appointment
Your doctor will do a physical exam and ask several questions regarding the pain you are feeling. This is to help him narrow down possible causes for the discomfort. If the pain is due to arthritis, you might also need an X-ray. One of the treatment options that Dr. Kowalski might use is spinal decompression. This treatment works by stretching the spine gently. Those decompressions help relieve some pressure on the spinal discs. In return, this promotes the movement of oxygen, water, and other fluids to the discs, giving you relief. You can visit our clinic in Dublin, OH, and let us take a look at your symptoms.
If you are experiencing joint pain, call 614-798-8050 and book an appointment with Kowalski Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Dr. Mark Kowalski could help.