Back Pain is a Common Issue We See Here. We Can Help You.
When some people think about chiropractic care, they immediately think about back pain. Of course, chiropractors take care of the whole body, but chiropractic care can certainly relieve back pain, especially when you make time for routine adjustments.
Symptoms of Back Pain
There are many different ways that back pain might present itself. You might notice the following:
- Muscle aches
- Radiating pain
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Worsening pain when you stand, lift, bend, or walk
- Improvement in the pain level when you lie down
If you notice symptoms like these, you should consider discussing your pain with your chiropractor. But what’s behind the pain? What causes the symptoms you feel?
Causes of Back Pain
There are several different conditions that can lead to back pain or discomfort. These include:
Muscle strain— Whether pull something after repetitive lifting or you just move the wrong way, muscle or ligament strain can be incredibly uncomfortable.
Arthritis— When you live with osteoarthritis, it can impact your lower back. In fact, osteoarthritis in your spine can even result in gradual narrowing of the space that surrounds your spinal cord. This condition is also known as spinal stenosis.
Osteoporosis— As we age, our bones can become porous and brittle. This causes your spinal vertebrae to develop small, painful compression fractures.
Bulging or ruptured discs– Every spinal vertebra has a disc that acts as a cushion, separating each one from the next. If the disc’s soft material bulges or ruptures, it might press a nerve, which can cause pain.
Skeletal irregularities— spinal curvature, also known as scoliosis, can cause back pain. This typically manifests in middle age.
Whether you’re experiencing mechanical back pain (aka strain from day-to-day living or strenuous activity), disk derangement, or joint compression, your chiropractor can help you get relief from your pain and give you a plan to keep you on the path to wellness.