What You Need to Know About Back Pain
Back pain is a common problem, and affects most people at some point in life. However, there’s good news. The quality care provided by any one of our chiropractors here at Nichols Chiropractic in Manhattan, KS, can put your back pain to rest for good.
Common Causes of Back Pain
- Strains - Strained muscles lead to back pain. A strain usually occurs when you lift hefty objects with improper form or when you make abrupt, awkward movements. Strains can also be caused by over-activity.
- Structural Issues - The vertebrae of the human spine fit together securely. They are arranged on top of each other and form the structure of the spine. The areas of tissue that bolster the space between each vertebra are known as discs. Injuries to these disks are often responsible for a person’s back pain.
When these disks are injured they may protrude or even rupture. In either case, the nearby nerves can be squeezed, causing back pain.
There are numerous other causes of back pain. However, not all of them are as common as those we have listed here. Ensure you see your doctor of chiropractic if you experience frequent back pain that never goes away.
After eliminating the most usual back pain causes, your chiropractor will run tests to ascertain the exact cause of your back pain, so that you can receive a targeted treatment for your condition that will work.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Back Pain?
Our chiropractors treat back pain with a variety of different techniques and methods. A big part of what we do falls under the umbrella of natural, physical techniques used to promote alignment and healing throughout a person’s body. This includes chiropractic adjustments and manipulations to the back and spine, as well as spinal decompression. While both of these therapies can be used in conjunction with one another, they accomplish different goals. Spinal and other manual manipulations work to realign the structures of a person’s body, allowing it to heal and function properly. Spinal misalignments are the cause of many pains and dysfunctions throughout the body, and our chiropractors can treat them effectively. Spinal decompression is done to relieve pressure the vertebrae place on spinal disks. When this pressure is relieved, damaged disks are better able to receive vital nutrients and heal. We also practice functional medicine and provide nutritional counseling to patients. The goal of both of these therapies is to optimize a person’s overall health, thereby eliminating the stresses that cause pain. Are You Struggling with Back Pain?