Back pain can be especially hard because it disrupts all areas of your life. We don’t realize just how much we use our back until it is injured. Back injuries that cause pain can take time and tests to diagnose. The best way to treat the cause and not just the pain is to visit a chiropractic center. At Southwest Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing lasting relief. While this article should not serve as a diagnosis, we do have insight on a few common causes of back pain.
Muscle or Ligament Strain
Lifting a heavy object or a sudden awkward movement can cause a muscle or ligament strain. If you are not used to conducting manual labor, then help a friend move heavy furniture out of the blue, you could end up with an injury. This can also happen due to a fall or trip that causes a sudden jerk or awkward movement. Constant strain on the back can cause problems as well.
Bulging or Ruptured Discs
The disks between the vertebrae in the spine act as cushions. This is soft material between the bone that acts as a type of shock absorbent. This material can bulge or even rupture. This can then cause problems with the nerves. The experience can be extremely painful, while other people have very few symptoms.
Bone Issues Can Cause Back Pain
There are several bone issues that can cause pain in all areas of the back. Arthritis is one of the most common bone problems that affects the lower back. Arthritis can even cause spinal stenosis. This is when the space around the spinal cord narrows. Skeletal irregularities can lead to pain as well. Scoliosis is one of the most common problems and it can happen in varying degrees. Back pain can also be an indication of osteoporosis. This is a condition that happens with the bones become porous and brittle. When the vertebrae in the spine develop osteoporosis compression fractures can happen.
Seek Chiropractic Care
When you have back pain, you want answers right away. At Southwest Chiropractic, we treat the problem causing the pain so you experience true relief. Dr. Fred Aguayo, DC is passionate about providing his clients with overall wellness. Treating back pain is about much more than just prescribing pain meds. Contact us today for more information. If your pain is severe we also offer same day appointments.
Chronic pain can be debilitating and when it gets in the way of you completing everyday tasks and spending time with the people who matter most, it’s time for a change. Chiropractic care is an effective form of chronic pain treatment. Our chiropractors at Southwest Chiropractic can help you find the relief you need. The first step in finding pain relief is to diagnose and understand the issue causing your chronic pain.
What Can Cause Chronic Pain?
There are a number of issues, diseases, and chronic ailments that can cause chronic pain. These include:
Chiropractic care can be used as chronic pain treatment for a number of the issues listed above. A chiropractor will be able to help you find the right chronic pain treatment based on the issues you are experiencing, the amount of pain you are in, and your physical needs.
What Kind of Chiropractic Care Will I Receive?
Like we mentioned above, the kind of care you receive will depend on your situation. Chiropractors essentially work to manipulate the spine, which can help your nerves and relieve pain caused by many of the above issues. They are also trained to use chiropractic techniques to help with bulging discs, injuries, and nerve damage. The chronic pain treatment you receive can help you forge the path to less pain and better healing. Schedule an appointment with our chiropractor today!
Scoliosis of the spine, often simply referred to as scoliosis, happens when the spine curves to the side, rather than straight up your back. Scoliosis can be painful and affect your life in many ways. At Southwest Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to helping our patients overcome scoliosis and take back their lives.
What Causes Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is often caused by muscle dystrophy, birth defects, and cerebral palsy. Other complications, such as tumors, infections, and Marfan or down syndrome can cause it as well. Many people first learn they have scoliosis when they are pre-teens or in their early teen years. Scoliosis may develop at any point in your life, from infancy to old age, but is more prominent when you are a teen. However, you may develop degenerative scoliosis later on in life as your bones begin to degrade.
There are two main kinds of scoliosis you may have; structural and nonstructural. Nonstructural scoliosis is typically caused by inflammation, muscle spasms, and even when you have one leg that is longer than the other. Structural scoliosis typically results from birth defects and certain health conditions. The main difference between the two is with nonstructural scoliosis, the spine functions normally even with a curve and with structural scoliosis, your spine is rigid. The best way to combat this is to receive scoliosis treatment.
Oftentimes, people with scoliosis notice no symptoms, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have it treated. As scoliosis worsens, symptoms can become severe and even debilitating. Symptoms include:
Available Scoliosis Treatment
While the symptoms may be minimal, scoliosis is definitely something you want to treat. One of the best ways to treat scoliosis is through chiropractic care. During chiropractic care, you may undergo deep massages and physical therapy to ensure your body, especially the brain, joints, and muscles, are in working order after each treatment. One thing to note about scoliosis is that it’s usually an ongoing, recurring issue—so your scoliosis treatment will be too. While this may seem like a hassle, the relief you’ll feel afterward will be worth it.
The kind of treatment you receive will depend on different things, including your age—such as whether you’re receiving treatment as a preteen or elderly person—and the kind of scoliosis you have.
Southwest Chiropractic Can Help!
If you need scoliosis treatment, Southwest Chiropractic is here to help. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Neck pain often ranges from uncomfortable to an issue that prevents us from doing daily activities. There are various factors that contribute to neck pain, and thankfully, some are avoidable!
Usually neck pain subsides on its own, but if it persists it could be a sign of an underlying issue. Usually in these cases it’s best to seek treatment early. Some common neck pain instances include:
What Causes Neck Pain?
Often, it’s everyday activities that can cause persistent neck pain. Sprains and strains are the most common causes. Strains happen when a muscle or tendon has been irritated by over-extension or overuse, and a sprain is essentially the same thing but on a ligament.
Common causes of sprains and strains include:
Chiropractic Care Can Pinpoint the Cause and Solution
At Southwest Chiropractic, we understand that neck pain is at best a nuisance and at worst debilitating. Regardless of your degree of pain, we are passionate about helping you feel better and live a full healthy life. Contact us today and we’d be happy to schedule you a consultation create a wellness plan and get you on the mend in no time.
Your body’s natural response to stress is actually healthy. When you react to a stressor, your body will perceive it in one of three different ways: environmental, bodily, or emotional. Your body reacts in specific ways in order to help you with the fight or flight process. However, when you have constant stressors in your life, you may become overstressed. This can lead to adverse health issues. Stress management treatment is a great way to correct the problem and get your body back to feeling its best.
Back pain can be extremely stressful because of the persistent discomfort. It can also be disheartening not knowing what is causing the pain. Fear of medications and surgery often loom overhead. However, visiting a chiropractor is a great way to find relief without heavy medication and surgery.
Honest Diagnosis to Treat the Problem, Not Just the Symptoms
At our wellness clinic, the first thing Dr. Aguayo will do is conduct an interview and exam to find the cause of the pain. Whether you have a herniated disc, strained back muscles and ligaments, compression, or any other problem, he’ll determine the course of your treatment. Instead of just treating the pain, he will address the cause of the pain. Not only that, with ongoing treatment, he will help you experience lasting relief. Visiting a chiropractor and sticking to a long-term treatment plan is a great, healthy alternative to using pain meds or undergoing surgery.
When people consider seeing a chiropractor for care, the first thing they think of is receiving spinal adjustments. The truth of the matter is that seeking medical care from a chiropractor entails much more than that. The first step will more than likely include a spinal adjustment to get the joints functioning properly and to alleviate some of the pain. However, the treatment will also extend into corrective care which can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. This ongoing chiropractic treatment will help the condition and help prevent any further injuries. Dr. Aguayo always seeks to provide overall wellness.
With ongoing care, you will also experience a rehabilitation plan that is determined by your specific needs. There is no blanket answer for recovery when it comes to back pain. Every condition is different and each patient deserves unique, thorough care. Through rehabilitation, the chiropractor will teach you specific exercises to conduct on a regular basis to improve your recovery time. He will use special tools and strategies to ensure you get the care you need.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing back pain, you don’t need to rely on pain medications or surgery for relief. Our chiropractor can give you the treatment you need to experience a relief and recovery. Contact us today. We offer same day appointments.
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