Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care at Natural Health & Wellness in Carbondale. It is also the most common reason why people miss work and it is one of the leading causes of disability. The good news is there are things you can do that may help to prevent or relieve most episodes of back pain. For instance, visiting your chiropractor at the first sign of a problem with your back may provide you with an early diagnosis and proper treatment for pain relief. Read on to learn more about common causes of back pain and how we can help you manage them.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain is often caused by something that your chiropractor can easily identify with a test, imaging, and an assessment of your medical history. Some of the most common conditions that may cause back pain include:
- Arthritis: One of the most common causes of back pain is osteoarthritis, which can affect your lower back. In some situations, arthritis of the spine may cause the space around the spinal cord to narrow, which is known as spinal stenosis.
- Osteoporosis: This condition occurs when the vertebrae in your spine develop fractures. Osteoporosis can be very painful, but pain relief is possible with proper chiropractic care.
- Ligament or muscle strains: Sudden awkward movements or constant heavy lifting may strain the muscles in your back muscles and the ligaments in your spine. If you are in poor physical condition, having a constant strain on your back may lead to discomfort and painful muscle spasms in your back.
- Bulging or ruptured disc: The vertebrae in your spine have cushions between them known as discs. If the soft material inside of a disc begins to bulge, it may press on a nerve. It is also possible to have a ruptured or bulging disk and not experience back pain. In this situation, disc disease is often found when your chiropractor does an X-ray for another reason.
When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to identify the root cause of your back pain before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it. Rather than masking your pain with prescription medication or performing invasive surgery, our chiropractor will treat your discomfort and immobility at its source. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Back Pain Relief in Carbondale
Call Natural Health & Wellness today at (618) 351-9364 for more information on chiropractic care for back pain or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.