Which injuries commonly cause back pain?
Back pain happens to most people at some point in their lives, often related to acute injuries, chronic injuries, or general aging. There are many injuries that could be the source of your back pain and might benefit from chiropractic care and rehabilitation, including:
- Disc degeneration
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Myofascial pain
When you visit Spine Chiropractic & Rehab Centers with back pain and associated symptoms like stiffness, Dr. Kelly performs a careful review of your health. He might evaluate your back with imaging tests and other strategies that help diagnose or rule out underlying injuries and conditions.
How does chiropractic care improve back pain?
Spine Chiropractic & Rehab Centers offers individualized and conservative care for back pain. By entrusting a chiropractor to conduct your treatment and rehabilitation, you can minimize your need for medications and likely avoid surgery.
Chiropractic care can involve spinal adjustments to restore balance to your spine and entire body, which may remove pressure from compressed nerves in your back causing back pain. Your care plan might also involve:
- Posture training
- Trigger point therapy
- Active stretching
- Strengthening exercises
You can work toward multiple goals in chiropractic care including regaining strength, improving your posture, or reducing pain.
Can back pain be prevented?
If you’ve previously recovered from back pain or if you want to prevent it, Dr. Kelly can offer helpful tips.
To prevent back pain, optimize your posture. Your posture refers to your spinal alignment when you sit, stand, and walk. Your spine has natural curvature, and good posture maintains it without over- or under-exaggerating the natural curves.
It’s also helpful to practice healthy habits if you want to minimize or prevent back pain. Consider adopting a balanced diet, minimizing stress, and exercising regularly to maintain your strength.
To find out what’s causing your back pain and explore options for chiropractic care, call Spine Chiropractic & Rehab Centers or schedule an appointment online today.