Back Pain

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

If you are living with chronic back pain or you have an acute episode, Chiropractic care in Phoenixville might be a good treatment option. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. While back pain may be very common, it is certainly not normal. The pain may range from slightly irritating to completely crippling. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it. In the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it.

Generally speaking, the back, is a broad term that covers a large area of the body from the base of your neck to the hips and pelvis. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be complicated to locate and address the source of the pain.

This article aims to help you to understand the many intricate parts of the back and some common causes and issues of back pain as well as their identifying features. It also explains how chiropractic care can help to resolve and manage conditions related to the back and help you achieve lasting back health so that you can continue enjoying the active lifestyle that you enjoy.


DISC BULGES AND HERNIATIONS

Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality, intensity and pattern of pain, for those who experience it, depends on the type and position of the bulge or herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness, numbness or tingling in the legs can often be severe.

It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further continued damage. Chiropractic care is often the most beneficial and cost-effective intervention. Chiropractic care for disc bulges and herniations can not only provide the relief from the associated pain, but also aids in the healing and prevention of the bulge or herniation becoming worse.


SUBLUXATIONS

Subluxation is the term used to describe the misalignment or abnormal position or movement of vertebral segments. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and daily life activities. Subluxations can be completely asymptomatic or can quite painful and disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are the only providers who look for, identify and treatment subluxations.


MUSCLE AND TENDON STRAINS / LIGAMENT SPRAINS

Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident or injury. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and overall movement.


STRESS AND BACK PAIN

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and result in abnormal movement patterns leading to more progressive problems.


OTHER ISSUES THAT CAUSE BACK PAIN

Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to cause symptoms of lower back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. It is important to identify what specific issues are contributing to the back pain to determine the most appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in musculoskeletal structures and respond well to chiropractic adjustments.

If you have questions about how Chiropractic care could possibly help you, call Phoenixville Chiropractic to schedule and initial visit today.

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Phoenixville Chiropractic
1220 Valley Forge Road Suite 5
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: (484) 924-8548
Fax: (484) 924-9748