If you're like most people, you have or will probably experience back pain at some point in your life. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. While back pain can be caused by various things, such as injury or illness, sometimes it's simply the result of poor posture or improper lifting technique. Fortunately, at Chiropractic USA in Oro Valley, AZ, we have plenty of chiropractic treatments that can help relieve back pain and help keep it from coming back. Read on to learn more!
Symptoms of Back Pain
If you are suffering from back pain, you are likely to experience symptoms such as:
- Pain in the back, either gradual or sudden
- Difficulty moving or bending
- Aching or stiffness in the back
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
- Muscle spasms
Causes of Back Pain
There are many different causes of back pain, and it can be challenging to identify the specific cause in some cases. Some of the most common causes include:
Sitting or standing in the wrong position for long periods can cause back pain.
Lifting heavy objects without using the proper techniques can cause back pain.
Eating a poor diet can lead to obesity, a significant risk factor for back pain.
Age-Related Wear and Tear
As we age, our bones and muscles tend to weaken, leading to back pain.
Arthritis can cause inflammation in the joints, leading to back pain.
The body undergoes several changes during pregnancy that can lead to back pain.
Stress can cause the muscles in the back to tense up, leading to pain.
Sleep disorders can cause the back to become misaligned, leading to pain.
Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain
There are many different chiropractic treatments for back pain, depending on the cause. Some of the most common chiropractic treatments include:
A chiropractic adjustment is a chiropractic treatment that involves gentle manipulation of the spine and joints to relieve pain and restore mobility in the back.
Massage therapy is a treatment where our chiropractor uses pressure and massage to relieve tension and pain in the muscles.
Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment that uses high-frequency sound waves to reduce inflammation and pain in the muscles and joints.
Exercises and Stretches
Many exercises and stretches can help relieve back pain. Some of the most common exercises and stretches include the pelvic tilt, the cat-cow stretch, the hamstring stretch, and the gluteus stretch.
Schedule an Appointment for Help with Back Pain from Our Chiropractor
If you are experiencing back pain, please call (520) 818-7788 to schedule an appointment with us at Chiropractic USA in Oro Valley, AZ. Our chiropractor will help you identify the cause of your back pain and will help recommend the best chiropractic treatment for you.