People experience back pain in both their upper and lower backs. The pain can be acute (sudden onset, generally lasting a few days) or chronic (lasting for longer than three months). Back pain is the most common reason patients seek chiropractic care. At Family Wellness Chiropractic Inc., we have been providing residents of Westbrook, ME with natural and effective chiropractic care for many years.
Several Causes of Back Pain
Pain in the different parts of the back results from the spine being out of proper alignment, muscles that are overcompensating for another injured or affected part of the body, stress, and injury. Everyday things like picking up groceries or working at a computer can even trigger pain.
Lower back pain is often caused by a muscle strain or sprain, while upper back pain may come from poor posture or the result of an injury to one of the nerves in your spinal cord. All the causes of lower back pain have one thing in common: they cause irritation that leads to irritation and swelling, which can then lead to stiffness and soreness. For example, if you sit at a desk for hours on end without taking breaks to stretch out your legs and feet, you might find yourself with throbbing pain later on down south when you get home from work.
Most cases of upper back pain are caused by poor posture. Over time, the aberrant position of one's head or shoulders becomes more and more exaggerated until it eventually causes muscles to weaken. Anyone can develop this condition if they practice poor posture for long enough.
When to See Our Westbrook Chiropractor
If you experience any of these symptoms, consider reaching out to our chiropractor:
- Inability to stand or walk without back pain
- Inability to bend over
- Pain when lifting objects that are less than 20 pounds in weight
- Pain radiating down the leg after sitting or standing for long periods
- Back when waking up
- Tingling or numbness in your fingers, toes, or numbness
Contact Our Trusted Westbrook Chiropractor
If you are looking for back pain treatment in Westbrook, ME, contact Family Wellness Chiropractic Inc. today. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your pain and immobility before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us today at (207) 383-5024.