What Causes Back Pain and How to Help It?
At Denton Chiropractic Center in Denton, TX, we see a lot of clients with back pain. It’s a common problem that most people experience at some point in their lives. In minor cases, back pain is a mild discomfort that goes away over time, however often it will reoccur and increase in severity with each occurrence. If it reoccurs, or if your pain is severe, you may need professional treatment.
What causes back pain?
Low and upper back pain can be caused by a wide variety of issues including:
- Poor posture
- Repetitive motions
- An injury
- Auto Accident
- Sleeping in a Bad Position
If your pain is something you don’t want to “live with”, it’s time to consider professional chiropractic care. The chiropractor can not only diagnose and treat your back pain, but they can also help you prevent it in the future.
Causes of low back pain
Low back pain is extremely common. It can affect both people who are active or sedentary, and it is often caused by a sprained ligament, strain on your muscles, bulging or herniated disc, joint inflammation, degeneration, or arthritis. Poor posture will often lead to weak back muscles. Couple that, or one of the other conditions with a sudden movement or lifting a heavy object and you may feel sharp, intense lower back pain.
What are other causes of chronic low back pain? A herniated disc will compress the nerves in your spine and can cause extreme pain that will put you out of work for a long time. Joint inflammation will also cause pain if it’s not treated promptly. Degeneration or osteoarthritis can lead to serious back issues that often eventually can end up in surgery. One of the chiropractor’s goals is to help you prevent this outcome.
Causes of upper back pain
Upper back pain can be a hindrance to many activities and even work. It most frequently affects people who live a more sedentary lifestyle. People who work on a computer are particularly susceptible to upper back pain, especially if they have poor posture. Teachers, dentists, nurses, truck drivers, or any profession that look down, bend over, or sit for a long period of time are victims of upper back pain. If this is you, there are a number of devices and techniques that your chiropractor can advise you on to reduce or prevent pain.
Other common causes of upper back pain include arthritis, a “smoker’s cough,” and improperly lifting heavy objects. If you’ve had a car accident, you might also be suffering from whiplash that is resulting in upper back pain.
Where to get help with your back pain
If your back pain is severe or you are ready to live without it, it’s time to contact a professional chiropractor. Come by Denton Chiropractic Center at 1432 Underwood St in Denton, TX. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality customer service. Our experienced professionals can help you relieve and prevent your back pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can call us at 940-566-3232!