Back Pain


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Back pain can be debilitating to the point that it interferes with your ability to perform normal everyday tasks such as sitting in a chair, sleeping, and exercising. Back pain can be experienced by anyone at any given time, and can be caused by auto accidents, sports injuries, and countless other factors. Chiropractors can treat and relieve your back pain by identifying the root cause of your pain and using natural, non-invasive techniques that work to restore proper alignment.

Underlying factors that may contribute to back pain include poor posture, whiplash, poor ergonomics, and herniated or bulging discs. For instance, whiplash causes pain and tenderness in the spine that can radiate throughout the upper back. Poor ergonomics that are practiced over an extended period of time can lead to spine misalignment, which leads to strain and muscle pain in your back. Other health conditions that may cause back pain are scoliosis, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease.

Back pain can be treated using regular chiropractic treatments involving spinal manipulation and alignment. These techniques help reduce back pain and headaches, reduce pressure on your central nervous system, and stimulate your body’s healing abilities. Chiropractic care for back pain may also involve nutritional and supplement support, exercise therapy, hot and cold packs, and electrical stimulation.

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The physical source of back pain isn’t always obvious, since nearby areas that are injured may trigger back pain. Common symptoms of back pain are the sudden onset of pain and difficulty with sitting, standing, or walking. Cramps, muscle spasms, and sensitivity to touch in the back are other common back pain symptoms.

Back pain can often be prevented or reduced by practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors. Demonstrating good posture, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight are all behaviors that help prevent back pain. Not smoking and eating a healthy diet of anti-inflammatory whole foods like fruits and vegetables are other ways to reduce the risk of back pain.

Frequently asked questions about back pain

What are the benefits of chiropractic care for back pain?

A chiropractor can reduce pain and discomfort in your back, and improve your flexibility and range of motion. Reduced inflammation and increased muscle strength are other benefits of seeing a chiropractor. Chiropractors treat back pain using a whole-person approach that addresses the root cause of your pain so you no longer experience discomfort or hardship with performing everyday tasks.

What are signs I should see a chiropractor for back pain?

Visit a chiropractor immediately if you were recently in an auto accident or experienced a trauma like a bad fall. Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the legs or buttocks, or loss of bowel and bladder control or other signs you may need chiropractic treatment. If your back pain is constant and continues to grow worse, a chiropractor can identify the source of your pain and immediately start treatment.

How do chiropractors diagnose back pain?

Your chiropractor will perform a thorough examination to identify the root cause of your back pain. Exams will be physical and neurological in nature, and may require you to perform a series of movements and activities so your doctor can evaluate your posture and spinal alignment. Following your exam, your doctor can diagnose your back pain and work with you on developing an individualized treatment plan.

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