Many people don’t seek treatment for back pain since it is such a common ailment. When left unchecked, however, your condition and symptoms could worsen. If you are experiencing acute or chronic back pain and you live in or around Worcester, contact our team at Back to Health Chiropractic to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, we have gathered some of the questions that we often run into regarding back pain.
How common is back pain?
Studies show that approximately 80 percent of the population in the United States suffers from back pain at some point in their life due to an injury or chronic condition.
What causes back pain?
Back pain can be caused by an injury, muscle overuse, poor posture, or poor ergonomics over the years. A herniated or slipped disc can result in back pain and discomfort as well. Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica may start in your lower back and extend down your buttocks and leg. Back pain can also be caused by degenerative discs, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, and other chronic conditions.
How does chiropractic care provide low back pain relief?
Chiropractic care deals with spinal alignment and function to relieve pain and restore body functions. Our chiropractors use adjustments to realign the spinal muscles and joints that are out of balance and pressing on the spinal nerves. Realigning your spine helps reduce pain and inflammation and puts your body in a position to heal properly.
The combination of chiropractic techniques with massage and physical therapy can help expedite your recovery. Massage soothes the soft tissues for pain relief and improves blood circulation for faster healing. Rehab exercises strengthen the supporting muscles to improve range of motion and mobility.
Why should I see a chiropractor for lower back pain?
With chiropractic care, you can benefit from natural, non-invasive low back pain treatments that do not rely on surgery or prescription medication to produce results. Chiropractic care not only treats your pain but its source, to help you get back on your feet quicker. Our goal is to help you find optimal health, wellness, and mobility in both the short term and throughout your life.
What can I do to avoid back pain?
Although not all back pain can be prevented, there are measures you can take to reduce your risk. These measures include:
- Maintaining good posture when standing or sitting
- Using ergonomic office furniture
- Lifting objects safely to avoid back strain
- Not overdoing it when it comes to heavy lifting
Visit Our Chiropractors in Worcester, MA
Do you need help with back pain diagnosis and treatment? Contact Back to Health Chiropractic to learn more about our chiropractic services or to schedule an appointment. Call our team today at (508) 752-7521 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.