Pain in the upper, mid, or lower back can make it hard to do basic movements, including sitting, bending, and lying down. This can prevent you from enjoying your day-to-day activities, Jacobs Chiropractic provides chiropractic care for back pain that occurs due to injuries, illnesses, or wear and tear.
Back Pain Q & A
Have questions about back pain? Here are some of the most common questions we get with some quick answers.
Can back pain cause different symptoms in different patients?
You might experience a persistent ache that’s usually mild. This pain can affect one side of your back or both sides, and it can become more severe when you get out of bed or stand up after sitting for a while.
You might have back pain that comes and goes. This type of pain is normally more sudden and severe, such as a stabbing feeling that flares up and subsides. This pain can get worse when you lean down, cough, sneeze, or stand up.
Back pain can also limit your range of motion.
What are the causes of back pain?
Back pain occurs due to different causes. You might develop back pain from spinal disc problems, such as a herniated or bulging disc. Other possible causes include:
- Strained muscles and ligaments in your back
- Compression fractures
- Osteoarthritis and other conditions causing joint inflammation
If you have certain risk factors, such as being overweight or having a sedentary lifestyle, you’re more likely to have back pain. Let Jacobs Chiropractic help you find out what’s causing your back pain and make it go away.
What does a back pain diagnosis involve?
Jacobs Chiropractic conducts a physical exam to find out what might be causing back pain. In some cases, exams don’t reveal enough information.
When additional information is needed / required, you can expect to have imaging tests done. These tests show detailed images of your back, which shows where pain originates, how extensive the damage is, and whether or not it affects any other areas.
Exams and imaging tests, such as X-rays, allow for an accurate diagnosis, so you can receive a treatment plan.
What are chiropractic treatments for back pain?
Chiropractic care for back pain involves doing spinal adjustments to properly align your spinal discs. When these discs are out of position, this puts too much pressure on your nerves, resulting in pain. Chiropractic adjustments alleviate pressure on your nerves, which eases back pain. Jacobs Chiropractic offers effective chiropractic adjustments to relieve your symptoms.