Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Acute back pain typically lasts less than six weeks and is often the result of muscle strains or overuse injuries in the soft tissues. You may be prone to acute back pain if you have poor posture, don’t exercise enough, or engage in sports or other strenuous physical activities.

Chronic back pain describes pain that lasts for six months or longer. This type of back pain generally develops from conditions like:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease

Your risk for developing issues that cause chronic back pain increases as you get older, if you work in a manual labor job, or if you have a family history of degenerative diseases.

Without treatment, back pain can worsen and become debilitating. Integrated Spine & Disc offers chiropractic care services to address the underlying cause of your back pain so that you can maintain your mobility.

How does chiropractic care treat back pain?

Many people experience back pain because of pressure that misaligned or damaged vertebrae put on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. This pressure irritates the nerves and causes inflammation that contributes to persistent pain.

Using advanced chiropractic techniques, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can move vertebrae into the proper position to ease pressure on the nerves. Relieving the pressure allows the nerve to heal and reduce inflammation and pain.

In addition to manual adjustments of your spine, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can also recommend stretching and other exercises you can do on your own to strengthen your spine and keep it flexible. These exercises can also support soft tissue healing by improving your blood circulation.

How many chiropractic treatments do I need to treat back pain?

Integrated Spine & Disc offers individual chiropractic treatment plans based on your individual needs and the root cause of your pain.

During your initial evaluation, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc review your medical history, any X-rays or other diagnostic images that you have, and your current health. Based on the results of your evaluation, he determines which chiropractic adjustments you need and how often.

You may notice some pain relief after your first chiropractic adjustment. However, it may take a series of adjustments before you can see the benefits of treatment.

The chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can also recommend routine chiropractic adjustments to keep your spine healthy and properly aligned, even when your pain resolves.

To schedule a consultation for back pain, call Integrated Spine & Disc or book an appointment online today.