Back Pain Treatment and Relief
Back pain is one of the leading reasons that patients seek chiropractic treatment. Over ¾ of adult Americans, at some point, has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. The back is a complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain.
Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Larry Dahl can help you by improving the alignment of your back and help manage existing pain. He applies spinal manipulation techniques to return your bones and joints to their proper places. As the alignment of your spine improves, recurring back pain will lessen. It is important to find the source of your back pain. This is why Dr. Dahl will take time to ask questions and feel around your back before determining the appropriate treatment.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective back pain treatment. It is proven to be the most effective treatment for back pain and it is more effective, cheaper, and has better long-term outcomes than any other treatment. This is because chiropractic care is the only treatment that serves to reestablishes normal vertebral motion and position in the spine. Other treatments decrease the symptoms of the problem but do not correct the source of the problem.
The common causes of back pain are:
- The over use of, or injury to your ligaments, muscles, or joints.
- Pressure on nerve roots in the spinal canal.
- A herniated disc, often brought on by repeated vibration or motion (as during machine use or sport activity, or when lifting improperly)
- Osteoarthritis (also known as joint degeneration), typically develops with age.
- Defects in the vertebra can allow a vertebra to slide over another which can be caused by certain activities.
- Spinal stenosis, also known as a narrowing of your spinal canal, may develop as we get older.
- Fractures of the vertebrae caused by significant force, such as from a auto accident, a direct blow to the spine, or compressing the spine by falling on your backside or head.
- Spinal deformities, including curvature problems such as severe scoliosis or kyphosis.