Back pain comes on quickly and often without an obvious reason. Medical professionals often hear stories of how otherwise healthy—and even very fit—individuals wind up with severe back pain that seems to result from an act as simple as stepping off a ladder or getting out of the car. You may think back injuries occur from only strenuous activity, such as workouts that involve heavy weights. While this is often the case, back injuries occur just as regularly during everyday routines as well.
Some may wonder if they should seek chiropractic care to find relief after sustaining an injury that leaves them in pain and with reduced mobility. Let’s consider why and when to see a chiropractor for back pain.
The Cause Of Back Pain Can Determine The Course Of Action
Most back injuries and pain are the result of a condition in the spine. The lower back—or lumbar spine—is especially susceptible to injury without an obvious trauma as we age. A common cause of pain in this region is a herniated disc. The disks in between the spinal vertebrae have a soft center encased in a tough exterior. A herniated disk is when the exterior does not hold the disc as the vertebrae are expanded and it slips out of place. Once the disk is herniated, patients may experience pain, inflammation, numbness, or weakness in the limbs. These symptoms are especially common following a herniated disk if the slipped disc is compressing a nerve.
Chiropractic Care Provides A Natural Route For Relief
Rather than jumping to surgery or trying injections to numb the pain temporarily, chiropractic treatments provide a natural treatment without the need for an invasive procedure and addictive pharmaceuticals. Through care that includes spinal adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, or laser therapy patients who suffer from back pain often experience long-term relief with just a few treatments. Some gentle pressure is often enough to provide spinal manipulation that realigns the spine.
Whatever the reason for your back pain, the professional team at Caron Chiropractic is well educated and experienced in providing relief for people just like you. Many times, the turnaround patients experience following a chiropractic protocol leads them to continuing treatment as a precautionary measure in order to avoid reinjury. Call Caron Chiropractic at 651-255-9999 or schedule an appointment online and experience relief from your back pain today!