Do You Have Back Pain?
One out of three people are suffering from back pain right now. Are you one of them?
Do you frequently experience back pain, stiffness or soreness? Have you been diagnosed with non-specific or musculoskeletal lower back pain in Roseville (LBP)? Do your back muscles ever spasm so much that you’re afraid to move?
Back Pain in Roseville
Have you ever avoided an activity because of your “bad back”?
What if your back isn’t ‘bad’? What if the pain in your back is simply trying to tell you that your body needs some positive attention - and fast?
When your back hurts, any small movement can cause excruciating pain. Many of us “tough it out” until the pain goes away, or we take pain medications to mask the symptoms of a “bad back”.
Sometimes those back pains are stubborn: the pain can linger for weeks, causing many people to visit their doctors to seek relief. In fact, back pain is the third most common reason that patients cite for visits to their general practice physician.
Your pain may indicate pressure on specific nerves that are being pinched by collapsed or misaligned vertebrae. In many cases, back pain results from early disc degeneration that is exacerbated from overuse, bad posture, and even a lack of essential nutrition. In certain cases, back pain may indicate other medical issues, like kidney stones, pancreatitis, or even cancer.
Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Subluxation is a medical term used to basically describe a vertebra in our spine that is out of position. When these subluxations occur, normal movement is disrupted, and a cascade of events (including pain) can occur. Subluxations can occur anywhere in the spine and there are almost an unlimited amount of factors that can cause them. Causes of subluxations range from physical trauma, stress, and toxins. Just as stress can contribute to the formation of an ulcer in the gut, it can also cause physiological changes in the body that result in the vertebrae in our back becoming out of position. The time frame to correct subluxations varies by the individual, but our chiropractors at Bandana Chiropractic and Wellness Center are one of the few professionals trained in their correction.
Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains
Strains and sprains can occur in anyone, but they typically occur in people who begin tasks and work these structures in ways they are not used too. For example, a person who attempts to run a marathon during their first outing in the summer is likely to overwork these structures causing damage. Ligament sprains are typically caused by stretching the involved ligament past its limits, creating tears. Muscular strains are commonly caused by lifting too heavy of an object and twisting motions. Strains and sprains of the ligaments and muscles in the back can be extremely painful and is often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains are intimately intertwined with the spine and therefore, typically respond well to chiropractic care. Our Bandana Chiropractic and Wellness Center is fully equipped to provide comprehensive treatment of these injuries.
Stress and Back Pain
People who are chronically under stress have a very different physiological profile then those who are not. When our bodies are under intense stress, it releases various stress hormones to adapt to the situation. Some of the adaptive mechanisms include; an elevated heart rate, an increased blood pressure, an altered immune system, decreased bone density, and decreased muscle mass. If this response is prolonged, elevated stress levels have been shown to contribute to the development of heart disease, digestive issues, depression, obesity, and back pain. All of the tension produced by the stress hormones causes a contraction of muscle tissue that produces “trigger points”. These trigger points can be extremely painful, but thankfully they are treated with a high success rate at our Bandana Chiropractic and Wellness Center.
Can Chiropractic Help my Back Pain?
When health care professionals, such as chiropractors, treat the cause of back pain rather than the symptoms, the treatment of back pain becomes less complicated. All of the above stated causes of back pain have one factor in common, misalignments of the vertebrae in the spine. Luckily, our doctors at Bandana Chiropractic and Wellness Center are specially trained in their treatment. That is why multiple studies have shown chiropractic care to be the most effective form of treatment for the various causes of back pain. As with any condition, it is recommended to take a conservative, effective, and non-invasive approach to the treatment of back pain first. If you are suffering from back pain or have any further questions, please contact our Roseville chiropractic office today to schedule a consultation.
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