Back pain is considered a common condition since 8 out of 10 Americans will experience at least one episode in their lifetime. Chiropractic care is a popular option for back pain treatment. At West Lake Chiropractic in Denver, NC, we offer treatments that can provide the relief you are seeking.
Chiropractors have numerous ways to assist with back pain. The first is through spinal adjustments. There are various types of spinal adjustments, and your chiropractor will use different types based on the patient, injury, and situation. Some are more vigorous, while others are gentle enough for babies and pregnant women. Spinal decompression can help with disc-related back pain. For muscle pain, electrical muscle stimulation helps relieve the soft tissue pains caused by overuse in the back. Cold laser therapy can help with inflammation and pain caused by arthritis.
Exercise is a great way to alleviate back pain. Stretching, in particular, is useful for relieving pain resulting from posture issues and back strains. It also helps maintain the benefits provided by other therapies.
Common causes of back pain include poor posture, improper lifting techniques, injuries from falls or auto accidents, and age-related degeneration. Not exercising at all and having a weak core, or over-exercising and straining the back, are both causes of back pain. Learning to exercise correctly and doing it in moderation will provide benefits without the pain.
Falls or auto accidents can both cause issues with the vertebrae in the back. Discs between the vertebrae act as cushions between the bones, and misaligned or compressed vertebrae may press on the nerves running through the spine. Osteoarthritis can cause bone spurs that lead to back pain.
Spinal decompression is a treatment that gently stretches the spine, slightly increasing the distance between the vertebrae. This movement allows a bulged or herniated disc, which may have moved outside its usual position between the vertebrae, to move back and relieve pressure on the nerve. Thus, spinal decompression can significantly help with back pain.
For chiropractic back pain treatment, you can rely on West Lake Chiropractic. We are welcoming new patients and look forward to hearing from you. Call our office at (704) 489-1999 to schedule your visit.
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