Back pain can manifest as mildly uncomfortable, or for some it can create debilitating pain. The variations in back pain are due to the fact that there are many potential causes. If back pain continues to disrupt your daily routine, Dr. Aaron Beck at Beck Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Gardner, KS, can help you find relief from acute or chronic back pain.
Back Pain Causes
Although they vary by patient and situation, the more common causes of back pain include –
A strained back muscle or ligament can cause pain and stiffness, often leading to limited mobility. You can strain a ligament or muscle by improperly lifting heavy objects, overusing your back, or moving suddenly or awkwardly.
Spinal discs, which provide a cushion between the spine's vertebrae, can bulge or become herniated, which can cause back pain. In addition, degenerative disc disease may contribute to back pain.
Stenosis refers to a narrowing; in this instance, it would be the spinal canal that constricts and puts pressure on the spinal cord's nerves, causing back pain and related symptoms.
This degenerative joint disease can afflict the spine (and other joints), resulting in pain, stiffness, and a reduced range of motion/mobility.
This medical condition is when bones become brittle and weak, making them vulnerable to fractures. In this case, the spine becomes susceptible to compression fractures.
Certain medical conditions may create an abnormal spinal curvature which may radiate pain. An example would include scoliosis.
Simply developing poor posture can lead to you straining ligaments or muscles in your back.
Carrying excessive weight, especially for those with a BMI >30, can cause the back's joints and muscles to become strained or overused - leading to pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic Treatments Used to Relieve Back Pain
Back pain does not have to disrupt your life or routine. The chiropractors at Beck Chiropractic & Acupuncture can help offer relief using these noninvasive, effective chiropractic techniques -
- Chiropractic Adjustments/Manipulations
- Decompression Therapy
- Rehabilitative Exercises, to name a few.
Back Pain Relief is Available
You don't have to give up the things you enjoy in life due to back pain. Contact Beck Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Gardner, KS, for a consultation or appointment today. A member of our professional staff can be reached online or by telephone at 913-605-1223.
We look forward to creating your personalized plan to help reduce or eliminate your back pain.