Have you ever experienced back pain? Know you are not alone. Back pain is a common health issue in the United States and worldwide. With many physically demanding activities and an increase in sedentary life, cases of back pain have continued to be on the rise.
Whether back pain is acute or chronic, it can reduce your quality of life and even cause disability if left unattended. We here at Generation Chiropractic and Wellness Center, in Bluffton, SC, understand that back pain is a crucial topic and has prepared everything you need to know.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain often results from spinal joints, discs, muscles, or nerve root problems. Causes of back pain may include:
- Slipped or herniated disc
- Sprains and strains
- Accidents or injuries
- Lifestyle triggers such as being overweight, lifting heavy objects, and lack of exercises
- Degenerative disc disease
- Structural problems
- Sciatica due to a pinched nerve
Symptoms of Back Pain
Back pain can have a variety of symptoms. Some can be mild and others severe. Depending on the cause of the pain, symptoms may be:
- Dull or achy pain on the lower back
- Burning, stinging pain that can move down the leg to your foot
- Muscle tightness and spasms in the pelvis, hips, and lower back
- Reduced range of motion
- Difficult standing upright without pain
- Pain after prolonged standing or sitting
- Tingling, weakness, or numbness feeling in your legs
Back Pain Treatment
Back pain should not slow your life down because it's treatable using chiropractic care. Our chiropractor may use a variety of tools to diagnose your back pain accurately and develop a back pain treatment plan for you.
After proper diagnosis, the treatment methods may include:
Hot or cold therapy: Cold or hot packs may help reduce pain and ease your symptoms.
Spinal manipulation: Spinal manipulation is one of the most used methods by our chiropractor in treating back pain. The our chiropractor then applies hand pressure on the misaligned joints to remove restrictions.
Massage therapy: Massage therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option to help relieve back pain. Massage therapy eases the muscle tension lessening the pain and allowing you to perform your usual activities.
Spinal decompression: We may use a specialized table to align your back to remove pressure on pressed or pinched nerves.
Contact Us for More Information
Back pain can be debilitating and lower your quality of life. Thankfully, our chiropractor can treat you and advise you on ways of preventing future back pain. At Generation Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we treat patients from Bluffton, SC, and its surrounding areas using natural remedies.