Back Pain FAQs
Those suffering from back pain experience problems performing activities and often miss out on significant parts of daily life. For example, severe back pain can make sitting, standing, and walking uncomfortable and feel near impossible to do. When back pain starts negatively impacting your life, it is time to call Allied Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Whole Health Center in Plainville for professional chiropractic care. Here are some frequently asked questions about back pain and how we can help.
What causes back pain?
Several things can cause back pain, including muscle strain, back injuries, and trauma to the spine. We often see patients suffering from back pain caused by auto accidents, being overweight, poor posture, and disc degeneration from age or untreated scoliosis. Those who smoke, have poor eating habits, do not exercise, and seniors are more likely to experience back pain.
How is back pain diagnosed?
Our chiropractor can help diagnose your back pain by determining what the root cause is. We will start off by asking questions about your lifestyle and current symptoms. Additionally, our chiropractor will ask questions about an accident or injury history that could be causing your back pain. We may also require imaging tests, such as x-rays, MRI, or CT scans, for a complete understanding of the cause and severity of your back pain.
What is causing my back pain?
Back pain is very common, but the causes of back pain vary among patients and their lifestyles and medical histories. Common causes of back pain include:
- Spinal degeneration
- Herniated discs
- Muscle strain
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerves
How is back pain treated?
Once we have diagnosed your back pain, our chiropractor can create a treatment plan to help alleviate your pain and improve strength and flexibility in your back. If your back pain is due to a misalignment in the musculoskeletal system, we will recommend chiropractic adjustments or spinal decompression to help realign the affected joints. Massage therapy can help reduce muscle tension and promote blood flow throughout the back for a faster recovery time. We may also recommend lifestyle advice and corrective exercises to prevent your back pain from returning.
Visit Our Chiropractor for Back Pain Treatment in Plainville, MA
If you struggle with persistent back pain, call our chiropractic clinic to learn how our holistic treatment options can benefit you. Our chiropractor at Allied Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Whole Health Center in Plainville is trained and experienced in helping patients get back to living healthy, pain-free lives. Contact us today to learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit you.