Back Pain Relief Q & A
by Ram Parikh, D.C.
What causes back pain?
Back pain, particularly low back pain, is one of the top reasons people visit the doctor. It is also the leading contributor to disability around the world. Getting appropriate back pain relief can make the difference in your continuing your daily activities and functioning optimally.
A range of factors can influence your back pain such as muscle strain, ruptured discs, arthritis, and even spinal irregularities. Dr. Parikh believes that the primary reason people suffer from back pain is due to vertebral subluxation of the spine. Misalignment in this area results in tingling, numbness, and pain in the back and in other areas of the body. Correcting alignment can greatly reduce pain and lead to improved mobility.
What are the symptoms of back pain?
Back pain may show up as a muscle ache, radiating pain down the leg, sharp or shooting pain, or decreased mobility in the back. Back pain may go away with at-home care and rest. However, if it persists, you should see your doctor.
Back pain can happen to anyone at any time. Still, it is more common as people age. Other risk factors include having a family history of this condition; working in jobs that require constant pushing, pulling or twisting; leading a sedentary lifestyle; being overweight; being a smoker; and having certain medical conditions like arthritis.
How can I achieve back pain relief with chiropractic care?
A key factor in back pain relief is locating the vertebral subluxation that is contributing to pain. Once the misalignment has been identified, your chiropractor may perform adjustments and gentle manipulation of the back in order to correct nerve interference. In addition, your chiropractor may suggest heat and cold therapy, rest, stretching, and other lifestyle changes for long-term back pain relief. Contact Discover Wellness Center to find out how you can enjoy long-lasting relief from your back pain with chiropractic care. We also use cold laser therapy to increase circulation, decrease pain and regrow cartilage. Trigenics can be used to lengthen and strengthen muscles to improving range of motion in the hips or lower back may also help reduce the strain that is placed on the knees that contributes to discomfort.