Back Pain Treatment With Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free way to relieve upper or lower back pain as well as neck pain. Our board-certified chiropractor, Dr. Clayton Clark, can evaluate you to decide if chiropractic adjustments and natural rehabilitative therapies are right for you. Patients treated at Aloha Wellness can continue to receive routine adjustments to lower the risk of recurring pain.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Pain more commonly affects the lower back (lumbar spine) because it is flexible and supports a wide range of movement compared to the robust and stable upper back. Backache or pain is more likely to occur due to the following:
- Accident Injuries: For example, a blow to the back from a fall or car crash, spinal injuries, misalignment, or ruptured disc. These injuries can pinch or compress the nerve leading to inflammation and pain.
- Repetitive Use: Muscles strains or sprains from repeated bending, twisting, or lifting.
- Lifestyle Factors: Includes poor posture, obesity, pregnancy, prolonged sitting, or bed rest, and not positioning the body properly when lifting heavy objects.
- Degenerative Conditions: Such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal osteoarthritis, and facet syndrome.
Typical Symptoms and Signs
The pain can range from a dull ache or burning sensation to an overwhelming pain that is hard to ignore. Other typical signs include neck pain referred from the upper back, muscle or joint stiffness, and pain when you move, sit, stand, or lay down. Pinched nerves and sciatica typically cause numbness, tingling, a pins-and-needle sensation, or weakness. These symptoms appear in the upper extremities or the lower extremities such as in patients with sciatica.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Back Pain in San Antonio, TX
Chiropractic adjustments are used to mobilize joints that moved out of alignment. In the case of pain affecting the back, our chiropractor may elect to perform spinal adjustments. Adjustment is done by applying gentle thrusts to the spine which helps to correct misalignment and musculoskeletal imbalances. The non-invasive technique also relieves pain and inflammation by taking pressure off the disc, nerve, and soft tissue.
As your joints and muscles heal, you should be able to move and flex the back without feeling pain. Your chiropractic care plan will likely include corrective exercises and stretches to heal the muscles and strengthen the joints. Sometimes Dr. Clark recommends eating healthy foods as a natural way to reduce inflammation, improve immunity, and slow spinal aging.
Call Us Today To Set Up an Appointment
Getting chiropractic care at Aloha Wellness be a decision you will not regret. Following treatment, you may no longer need to take habit-forming painkillers or risk invasive back surgery. Call 210-377-3379 to schedule your visit with our chiropractor in San Antonio, TX.