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Back pain is one of the most common reasons why chiropractic care is sought – and something that everyone will likely experience at some point in life. An ailing back can happen for all sorts of reasons. And, when it does, it can cause so much disruption in life making it tough just to get through daily tasks. It can also have a negative impact on your quality of life. 

How can chiropractors relieve back pain and help you get back on with life?

Causes of Back Pain

Back pain has many causes – everything from doing too much strenuous movement to not doing enough movement can cause it. Below is a list of the most common reasons for this pain. 

Disc Problems. It is common for back pain to occur as the result of something being off with the spine. This could involve discs, muscles, joints, nerves, and so forth. For instance, herniated or slipped discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, and inflammation may be the culprits. 

Accidents and Injuries. Whenever there is a jolt or a sudden traumatic movement, such as with a fall or car accident, injury can occur, including spine/vertebral fractures, sprains, strains, and spasms. 

Everyday Movements. Lifestyles and habits can have an impact on your back. For instance, regularly lifting heavy objects, slouching at your desk, being overweight, not exercising – or doing too much strenuous exercise, etc.

A few other causes that are common culprits for back pain include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia

How Chiropractors Relieve Back Pain

A trip to the chiropractor can help you find relief from your back pain and determine the root cause of it. From there, a treatment plan can be developed to begin treatment. This may include one of the three most common treatment techniques below – 

Manual (Manipulative) Therapy. A hands-on approach to applying movement to specific targets, such as joints. Pressure is placed on muscle tissue and joints are manipulated to help decrease the pain, relieving pressure from joints and reducing inflammation. As the spine realigns, everything can begin to function normally again.  

Soft Tissue Therapy. Consider soft tissue therapy to be a targeted massage. It helps to manipulate the soft tissues, such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons releasing tension and stress and bringing a sense of balance back into the body. 

Physical Therapy. Through a series of exercises that you will do in the office and at home, physical therapy can help ease an aching back. The McKenzie method is a popular choice for centralizing your back pain and then working to heal it. There are many other types of exercises and treatments that involve strengthening and stretching that will make you feel better, too.  

Remember, a chiropractor usually has a whole team of professionals who work together to provide you with access to many different types of treatment – so you always know you will find something effective to bring you the relief you are seeking. 

Find Back Pain Relief at Elite Performance Chiropractic

The team at Elite Performance Chiropractic offers many different avenues for back pain relief, including chiropractic services, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Trying to make it through your day while in pain can impact your life in so many negative ways. Find healing and relief from your pain. 

Contact us today at 312-573-1800 to schedule an appointment. Or book an appointment online.