Back pain is a common injury that can cause great pain and interfere with the daily functions of your life. Prior to the sudden onset of a back injury, there is generally a pre-existing weakness within the internal structure of the spine. This weakness will then become vulnerable, triggering pain by lifting a heavy object, a sudden, quick movement or sitting in one position for a long period. Some causes for back pain include:
- Bulging and/or herniated discs
- Muscle spasm
- Subluxations of the vertebrae
- Strain and/or injury to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back
- Small fractures to the spine from osteoporosis
After a thorough hands-on assessment, your chiropractor can then treat your back injury in a number of ways. Depending on the injury location, your chiropractor may perform a chiropractic adjustment to improve functionality, reduce nerve inflammation and restore range of motion in the back. Other techniques that can be used include mobilization of the area, physical therapy modalities, exercises, and patient education to provide a comprehensive treatment approach.
If you suffer from back pain, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide the best treatment options available to you.