Perhaps the most common reason that patients seek treatment from our chiropractic experts is because they are experiencing back pain. The specific location where you are feeling pain can often reveal the underlying cause of your back pain.
Many patients experience their discomfort in their lower back. If you are a younger adult, between the ages of about 30 and 60, lower back pain usually occurs because of the discs (spaces between your vertebrae), such as degenerative disc disease or lumbar disc herniation. Younger adults might also experience lower back pain because of a muscle strain. Older adults typically experience lower back pain because of joint degeneration or because of a compression fracture.
Upper and middle back pain can be caused by a number of different factors, such as injury to the area, muscle strain, overuse, pressure on the nerves from a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, poor posture, and more. Neck pain also results from similar reasons, such as poor posture, degenerative disorders, straining the muscles, and more.
If you are experiencing pain anywhere in your neck or back, it is likely that chiropractic services can help you achieve better pain management and work to resolve your symptoms over time.