Back pain is not something you just have to live with. Many forms of back pain can be treated with chiropractic care. Our team at A Family Practice & Wellness Center in Cartersville has gathered a few of the questions that we run into from our patients regarding back pain.
What are some of the common causes of back pain?
Muscle overuse and strain, accidental injuries, and poor posture over an extended period are all common causes of back pain. Degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis can cause deterioration of the spinal discs, resulting in pain. Chronic conditions like sciatica and scoliosis as well as herniated and bulging discs also cause back pain due to the compression of the spinal nerves. Pregnancy and obesity can also cause back pain due to the excess pressure that the weight puts on the muscles and joints.
What areas of the back can be afflicted by pain?
Your spine can be divided into three sections; your cervical spine (neck and shoulder area), thoracic spine (mid-back), and your lumbar spine (lower back). All of these sections are susceptible to injuries and pain. Your back pain may start in your lower back and extend into your hips and down your leg. This pain is usually caused by the discs or bones putting pressure on your sciatic nerve. The pain may be accompanied by numbness in your leg or foot.
How is back pain diagnosed?
Our chiropractors in Cartersville will review your medical history, record your symptoms, and administer a thorough examination to determine the source and severity of your pain. We will examine your spinal alignment, mobility, range of motion, and flexibility. If necessary, we will have x-rays taken to make an accurate diagnosis. This gives us a better idea of how to create your treatment plan.
How does chiropractic care provide back pain relief?
Our treatments focus on spinal health and function. If your pain is caused by misalignments in your spine, we will use chiropractic adjustments to shift the misaligned structures back into their proper positions. This takes the pressure off of the muscles, joints, and nerves to reduce pain and restore spinal movement.
Soft tissue therapies like massage and cold laser therapy may also be used to relieve muscle tension and pain and promote natural healing. Massage soothes the soft tissues and improves blood flow to the afflicted areas for quicker healing of musculoskeletal injuries. Lastly, we will recommend physical therapy exercises to strengthen your core muscles and restore mobility.
Contact Our Chiropractors for Back Pain Relief in Cartersville, GA
If you are suffering from back pain due to an injury, degenerative disease, or chronic condition, contact A Family Practice & Wellness Center to learn more about our back pain treatment therapies. Call our team today at (770) 386-526 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.