Frequently Asked Questions About Back Pain
The back, just like any other part of the body, can be used incorrectly or become strained, overused, or even abused. Strained areas in the back may lead to injuries and inflammation. The inflammation could remain constant or flare-up periodically due to stress, further damage, or strained movement. It is essential to take this pain seriously and seek appropriate care through chiropractic adjustments when necessary. Dr. Boser at Family Wellness Chiropractic in Westbrook, ME, treats a variety of health conditions, including back pain. Let’s take a look at some of the questions that we run into from our patients regarding back pain.
What Causes Ongoing Back Pain?
Back pain is a common, reoccurring problem for many people. It can range from a mild ache to debilitating pain that limits your mobility and reduces your quality of life. The reasons behind it are diverse but most often stem from poor posture or sitting habits while at work or home. Poor ergonomics, overdoing it at the gym, getting a little too animated while cleaning the garage, stress, and sleeping on the wrong mattress can also result in back pain.
What If There’s Only Slight Back Pain?
Indications of back pain that haven't yet manifested can be felt in other places first. If a person only has slight pain, there is a good chance they are experiencing some of the other symptoms like sharp pain in the legs, tense shoulder blades, neck stiffness, headaches, migraines, and even a numbing or tingling sensation in their toes or fingers. People experience these additional symptoms due to the large nerve bundles sitting between each vertebra in the spine, which lead to other extremities. Issues manifesting elsewhere in the body could indicate back problems.
Why is Chiropractic Care Good for Back Pain?
Chiropractic care puts the body back into alignment. Once the body is in proper alignment with the spine, the pain is reduced. Chiropractors help reduce the discomfort caused by alignment issues, herniated discs, pinched nerves, arthritis in the joints, muscle spasms, and more.
Won't Cracking My Back Cause More Pain?
The cracking noises that people hear are pockets of gas being released from between the neck and spine. Modern-day chiropractic care includes far more gentle manipulations than in decades past. Today, you can enjoy gentle spinal stretching, decompression, massage therapy, lifestyle counseling, and targeted exercises in addition to the spinal manipulations.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Westbrook, ME
Our trusted team at Family Wellness Chiropractic has helped Westbrook residents reduce their back pain for years. If you have any questions about back pain and how chiropractic care can help, call our team today at (207) 383-5024 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.