Most people don’t think of their backs as being particularly complex systems—but they are. From the disks and bones that make up your spine to the muscles and ligaments that allow your back to stay flexible enough for you to move about comfortably, there are numerous parts of your back that are vulnerable to pain. When those parts do not move right the muscles will spasm and put pressure on nerves causing pain. These spasms can be reduced or eliminated with chiropractic adjustments. If you have more severe issues, like a herniated disc/bulging disc, then chiropractic is still able to reduce the pressure caused by the disc. This is done by resetting the joint complex that is not moving properly and resetting how hard the body’s muscles are squeezing. This takes pressure off of nerves and allows pain to subside. Once normal motion is restored to the spine then even a herniated disc can show some pain relief. For more information call for a free consult or look here
That’s why there are so many possible causes of back pain and lower back pain, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated or bulging spinal discs
- Muscle spasms or tension
- Back injuries
When to See a Specialist for Back Pain
If you have pain that you would rate as more than a 3 out of 10 then it is time to see someone. Issues at this level can be repaired quickly and more easily than if you wait for it to get worse. If you have pain that is in more than one place, like sciatica that goes down the leg, or pain in the neck that goes into the head or down an arm. Also if you feel tight for more than a few days it is important to get that looked at so that it does not become problematic.
Depending on your particular issue it might be as easy as an adjustment and a massage. However, if your problem is more complex it might require imaging like a MRI to determine more severe issues. If you have a herniated disc then a spinal decompression protocol is needed. If the problem is allowed to get critical then injections and surgery can be required. The professionals at Chalmers Wellness can help navigate through these issues with you.
If you suffer from back pain, you’re far from alone: Back pain is an ailment that happens to almost everybody. Fortunately, there are treatments that work. Every person’s back pain is different, so an effective program will require an individualized approach. At Chalmers Wellness, we specialize in providing non-invasive treatments for a wide array of common and severe issues, including helping people to find back pain relief.