Low Back Pain Specialist

Hancock Spine and Rehab

Tate Hancock, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Wichita, KS

Dr. Tate Hancock is a Board Certified chiropractic physician who specializes in the development of pain management plans that target low back pain. At Hancock Spine and Rehab, the doctor and his staff serve the residents who live in and around the Wichita, Kansas, area.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What are Frequent Causes of Low Back Pain?

Low back pain has several causes. The most common reports include slip and fall injuries, car accidents, improper lifting techniques, and sports injuries that involve lifting, twisting, or blunt force trauma. Many of the most common causes of low back pain could be prevented if greater care was taken concerning safety measures. Car accidents, work-related accidents, and injuries that involve improper lifting techniques could sometimes be prevented if a person paid more attention to their limitations. Asking for someone to help them lift a heavy object could save many people from having to deal with the pain and suffering of a low back injury.

Does Low Back Pain Always Require Surgery?

For many causes of low back pain, the injury itself can be treated without surgery. Chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and spinal decompression treatments are effective at relieving the pain and discomfort associated with low back pain. Once the chiropractor evaluates the patient's injuries, he can begin to develop a treatment plan that involves restoring balance, re-establishing the proper structure of the body, and strengthening the soft tissues that support the spine. The chiropractor can begin the healing process and help the patient get back on the road to recovery in a relatively short period of time.

What is Included in a Low Back Pain Treatment Plan?

An effective low back pain treatment plan can include several different elements, Chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, manual manipulation, and therapeutic exercises are all possible elements that can be effectively used to help the patient regain their strength. As the person gets stronger, therapy will begin to include range of motion exercises, strength training, and stretches that help to improve flexibility. Ultrasound therapy and interferential muscle stimulation may also be included, depending on the type of injury and where the person is in the healing process. The chiropractor will continue to evaluate the patient's progress and will adjust the treatment plan accordingly.

Insurance Policy

Here is a short list of insurance providers that we accept. Please feel free to call our office to learn more about your coverage options.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Coventry
Medicare
United Healthcare