Back pain can be difficult to deal with, especially when the pain doesn't go away. A person is considered to have chronic back pain if the pain continues for three months or more. At Reno Chiropractic Center, P.C. in Sterling Heights, we can determine what is causing your back pain and develop a customized care plan that meets your needs.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Not only is the back complex, but it's frequently in use, making it vulnerable to irritation and injury. Many factors can trigger back pain, but some of the common sources of pain include:
- Strained muscles and ligaments: If the muscles in your back are stretched too far, it can cause a tear, leading to lasting pain. Moving quickly, lifting heavy objects, or playing sports can all cause these types of injuries.
- Slipped discs: The spine consists of a series of bones known as vertebrae. These vertebrae are cushioned by discs that absorb shock and keep the spine flexible. If one of these discs ruptures or slips out of place, it can lead to pain and restricted movement.
- Arthritis: Joints throughout the body can become inflamed, including the facet joints in the spine. Joints can wear down with age, which is why arthritis back pain is more common in older adults.
- General habits: Many daily habits, including poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, and high-stress levels, can trigger back pain. Sleeping positions and unsupportive shoes are other factors that may strain the back.
How Chiropractic Care Can Provide Relief
It's common for back pain treatment to focus on the symptoms rather than the underlying cause. Visiting a chiropractor is the best way to determine the source of your chronic back pain. Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders and can find the best way to treat your back pain.
There are many techniques and therapies used to treat back pain. Spinal manipulation can improve spinal alignment and relieve pressure on your compressed nerves. Mobilization can stretch the muscles and joints in the spine, improving their function. Other techniques, like soft tissue therapy, can reduce inflammation and ease pain.
In addition to these treatments, chiropractors may recommend stretches and exercises to improve your range of motion and build muscle strength in the back. Certain lifestyle changes, such as regular exercises or improvements in posture, can also help prevent back pain.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Sterling Heights, MI
If you've been struggling with a stiff or aching back, don't wait to get treatment. At Reno Chiropractic Center, P.C., we can help you manage your chronic back pain. Call us today at (586) 264-4700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reno.