Managing Back Pain with True Motion Chiropractic Group

Back pain and lower back pain vary from person to person. It can range from a dull discomfort that slowly gets worse to a sharp, urgent pain that travels from below the waist to the hip, buttocks, and even down into the feet. No matter your age, lifestyle, or athletic ability, back pain can be debilitating and can likely benefit from some support.

The most common cause of back pain is strain from being sedentary for long periods, heavy lifting, sudden or jerking movement, or twisting at an odd angle.

If you are experiencing severe or persistent pain, it may be time to get effective chiropractic treatment from a specialist. When your body is asking for attention, we believe quick action is the best bet. Visiting a chiropractor will help find the cause of your issues before it can turn into a more significant problem.

Dr. Ryan Madigan, D.C., is Midland’s top provider of care for back pain, low back pain, and sciatica. With a movement screen and thorough exam, we can accurately diagnose what is causing your back discomfort and help you regain flexibility, balance, and range of motion.

Your everyday activities, workouts, sitting or standing positions, and general quality of life don’t need to suffer through your back pain. Call us today to learn more about how we can help through.

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Why Do I Have Back Pain?

Your back plays a vital role in your movement because it’s home to the spine. The spine is a complex structure that supports your body, connects the musculoskeletal system, and comprises 33 bones called vertebrae. When these vertebrae are unhealthy or injured, the result may be back pain or loss of range of motion. When not treated, the rest of the body may end up paying a hefty price.

We will work with you to find what’s causing your back discomfort and put an end to it. Relieving your pain from the root of the problem is important because if this isn’t done correctly, the spine’s integrity is put in harm’s way. With even one joint impaired, other joints need to help carry its load. This leads to imbalance and overcompensation, putting pressure and stress in areas that aren’t meant to support them.

Back pain can stem from unhealthy habitual posture, an auto accident, muscle overuse, or a simple sneeze. Some of the more common causes are:

  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Herniated discs
  • Pulled muscles
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bruised tissue
  • Scar tissue
  • Spine compression


If you have consistent or chronic back pain, a more serious issue may be the cause; these issues include:

  • Sciatica
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis

Many of these conditions cause pain, discomfort, or motion restrictions, but natural chiropractic care will help. Our team never depends on medications to mask the patient’s pain but finds its source and mends it.

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Common ways to get back pain include:

Poor office ergonomics

In today’s workforce, we’ve seen a lot of changes, and those changes happened quickly. With newly remote workers using their sofa as an office, it’s no surprise that ergonomics has become a trending subject and back pain a trending symptom.

Our team will talk with you about your workstation setup, posture, and stretches and exercises that will benefit the body throughout the workday, so your health is nurtured and maintained.

Sports injury

A prominent reason for back injury is due to your sport. From kickball to weightlifting to golfing to running, we’ve seen it all. We provide safe rehabilitation so you can get back to the activities you love as quickly as possible.

You need a highly functioning body to support your training or event, and we will give you the care necessary. Whether you want to increase performance or ensure a stable core, we’re ready to get you where you need to be.

Auto injury

Unfortunately, auto injuries cause numerous issues. Not only do they often provide discomfort, but there is mental and financial insecurity that may arise as well. Let our office get you through a challenging time by giving you organic healing treatments that help body, mind, and spirit. When one falls into place, the others tend to follow.

Should I Visit a Chiropractor For My Back Pain?

A chiropractor is an educated practitioner who has the skill set to alleviate back pain through trusted, holistic, non-invasive techniques. Our team will restore balance and function to your spine to help avoid further injury. Our natural approaches to health and wellness offer more than pain management but a lifestyle that promotes overall well-being.

At True Motion Chiropractic Group, we understand the significance of learning what’s wrong with the body in order to best support it. Movements such as walking, sitting, standing, jumping, and turning require a strong spine, so it’s important to get it the help it needs when it’s compromised. The sooner, the better.


Many of our patients visit us to get help for one or more of the following:

  • Back pain- sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, or radiating
  • Sore, tender, or aching back muscles
  • Lumbar pain / lower back pain
  • A stiff back
  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility in the back (inability to turn or bend)
  • Swelling, tingling, or redness in the back
  • Headaches


Why do these aches and pains occur?

  • Inactivity
  • Prolonged activity
  • Muscle overuse
  • Irregular spine use, actions, or posture
  • A trip or fall
  • An accident- auto or otherwise
  • A workout or exercise routine
  • Athletic injury
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Working at a computer all-day
  • Work-related injury
  • Sitting all-day
  • A sudden movement
  • Poor moving or lifting practices
  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly
  • Abrupt movements or pulling of the body

A body in pain makes concentration, proficiency, activity, and productivity wane. Getting your body in its highest functioning state will allow the mind to function in its best state, too. We call that a win-win.

Our natural measures are implemented to help you avoid the necessity of unsafe surgeries that often require much rest and rehab, contributing to a long period of downtime. We want you to have the most successful, quickest, and most natural recovery possible.

Let our Midland chiropractic office provide safe, effective, streamlined solutions to your pain. We utilize all of our services, as well as the benefits of rehabilitative exercises to enhance the healing process. We know how rewarding a strong, stable, healthy body is, and we’ll do what it takes to get yours there.

How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Back Pain?

Even if you lead a more inactive, sedentary lifestyle, when your back is suffering, usually other aspects of your life are, too. Aches can become more noticeable and turn into a full-on sharp pain that makes sitting, sleeping, or moving impossible. Managing your pain is the first step; finding proactive care that keeps the pain away is the next.


We want nothing more than your safe recovery. Our natural solutions to your health are tried and true. Some of the effective services you will receive at our clinic include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations to the spine and extremities
  • The McKenzie Method
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches
  • Massage therapy
  • Laser therapy


We are dedicated to your well-being and strengthening process, which is why we often provide exercises and stretches to complete at home. We will teach you techniques that align with your level of flexibility and athleticism. Getting the muscles, joints, and ligaments to work together in their most effective way is the ultimate goal, and that will lead to a body that’s built to support you as it is meant to.

Visit Our Office and Get Your Body Back

Getting your body on the mend in the quickest amount of time means you’re going to get back to the things you love faster without causing more pain in more areas. Don’t let your back pain go untreated. Doing so can lead to issues, including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic stiffness
  • Discomfort when sitting, standing, or sleeping
  • Loss of range of motion and flexibility
  • Nerve damage
  • Inability to perform your job, daily routine, or physical activity
  • Inability for socialization
  • Mental and emotional distress


On the flip-side, after working with a chiropractor, you can expect to see some tremendous benefits, including:

  • An increase in your comfort level
  • More balance
  • A safer posture
  • Better productivity and ability to focus
  • Improved range of motion, flexibility, and mobility
  • A reduction in inflammation and scar tissue
  • Less pressure put on joints, muscles, and ligaments
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Enhanced physical activity and exercise
  • More energy
  • Improved overall quality of life


Don’t let your pain get out of hand; let us help you fight it head-on. We have the tools, and we deliver results that will truly change your life.

We accept most insurances, making us cost-effective, but we’re also always safe and natural. Call us today to learn more about how we can support you in your comprehensive, non-invasive, wellness goals.

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Back Pain Testimonials

Your spine is meant to support you, and we want nothing more than to make that happen. Read some of our patient reviews, and then book your appointment. We want to get you strong and healthy, and we want to start now.

“I was referred to True Motion Spine & Sport by a friend of a friend and am so glad I went. Dr. Madigan has helped me rid of my back and leg pain to the point of non-existence. He is very knowledgeable and caring. He is always willing to answer questions, explain what is happening (and why) and show you with a drawing if need be. This is how I now understand what happened to my back. His staff is wonderful, very kind, courteous and welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Madigan to anyone.” - Karen  // Midland, MI


“Dr. Ryan has helped my back pain so much. I’ve had back pain on and off for the past two years. I’ve done countless sessions of physical therapy with little no relief. Working with Dr. Ryan has changed my life. His knowledge along with his skills have not only relieved my back pain, but he has helped me become pain free 99% of the time. He gave me a home remedy of stretching to do daily. Those stretches, along with his adjustments, have made a world of difference for me. Dr. Ryan is very knowledgeable, and is always willing to answer questions, provide feedback, and has excellent bed side manner. I would recommend him 10/10. He’s a fantastic chiropractor, and a wonderful person.” - Amanda // Midland, MI


“Dr. Madigan changed my life within a handful of visits. He treats you like a friend from the second he meets you and is a straight-shooter. I tell everyone who will listen about what he has done for me. You should give him a shot - the only thing you have to lose is your discomfort!” - Derek // Freeland, MI