If you are suffering from recurring back pain, chiropractic treatment at Thomson Chiropractic Center could be the right solution for you. Back pain usually affects everyone at some point in their lives whether it be on a large or small scale. No matter the level of pain your back is causing you, it would be better to live without pain. Sometimes this back pain is unbearable and can affect a person's ability to perform their daily activities. The goal of this article is to provide insight regarding the origin of lower back pain and the approach a chiropractor will take in order to ensure your back is once again strong and healthy.
When referring to the back, you are referencing a large area of the human body containing many tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, bones, and discs. A large understanding of these body parts paired with experience makes it easier to pinpoint the source of pain. Below are a few symptoms for common conditions along with the way in which chiropractic care can benefit you. We advise those suffering from back pain to come into our office to receive care and a more accurate diagnosis from an experienced professional.
DISC BULGES AND HERNIATION
A disc bulge or herniation stems from damage to the discs that are located in between the vertebrae. The outer edges and center become damaged which leads to a gelatin-like mass building out or squeezing out of the outer edges. This often painful issue is more common than most people think. Despite this, it can often go undetected as some patients feel no pain or discomfort. The pain is determined by the size and location of the bulge or herniation within the back. The damaged disc can potentially irritate nerves around it which can cause a stabbing or shooting pain sensation and even issues within the legs.
It is essential this condition is found as soon as possible as the risk of further damage is possible with this issue. Thomson Chiropractic Center will completely and carefully examine your back in order to understand the intensity of your condition along with creating a customized treatment plan to manage the effects of a herniation with the intent of relieving the pain associated with it by ensuring proper spinal alignment.
A chiropractic subluxation occurs when a vertebrae has misaligned from its normal position with the vertebrae above or below to a degree that interference at that level is caused as a result. Stress, whether physical, medical or environmental can be responsible for the misalignment. Generally speaking, subluxations are very painful and have the potential to affect the lifestyle and daily movements of an individual. Despite subluxations being one of the most overlooked back pain issues, a chiropractor is taught to use specific and effective methods and adjustment techniques in order to locate and precisely correct a misalignment.
MUSCULAR SPRAINS AND TENDON OR LIGAMENT STRAINS
A strain or sprain usually originates during a task or activity that our body is not used to doing. Accidents are also capable of causing this condition. The back is particularly susceptible to these strains or sprains as stretching farther than normal, attempting to push, pull, or lift suddenly, whiplash, and more cause this issue. If this does occur, varying levels of pain and swelling and, if severe, bruising is expected. The good news is that these strains and sprains usually resolve themselves with proper realignment of the spine is important so these tissues will heal as correctly as possible. In most cases, a chiropractic visit is an appropriate treatment for this condition.
STRESS AND BACK PAIN
Recurring stress can have very harmful effects on the human body and is capable of producing back pain and lead to hypertension as well. As stress hormones are released throughout the body, back pain can arise as the hormones produce tension and muscle spasms. The tension generally accumulates in areas known as trigger points. Professional assistance is needed to work with these trigger points as they can produce excruciating pain. We can help to locate and reduce these trigger points.