Back pain can be debilitating. When the pain is severe, simple things like getting up out of a chair and walking around can be difficult. Some back pain isn't injury-related and can be due to poor posture or poor work ergonomics. However, personal injuries and medical conditions can also cause back pain. Fortunately, these conditions and the pain associated with them can be treated by the professionals at Living Well Chiropractic in Gilbert.
Arthritis causes inflammation of one or more joints. Arthritis can cause pain and stiffness in the affected joints, worsening with age. Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis affecting the lower back. It can cause severe back pain that can make simple tasks difficult. In severe cases, arthritis in the spine can cause the space around the spinal cord to narrow, causing a condition called spinal stenosis.
Your body is constantly absorbing and replacing bone tissue. When new bone creation doesn't keep up with the old bone removal, the bones weaken and become brittle. This causes a condition called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis in the spine's vertebrae can cause painful fractures when the bone becomes weak and brittle. These small breaks can cause back pain that can be debilitating.
Muscle or Ligament Strain
Back muscle or ligament strain can be painful. The most common causes of these injuries include repeated heavy lifting and sudden awkward movement, which can occur at work while doing chores around the house, lifting heavy boxes during a move, and working out. Any activity that has you using your back muscles too much can cause a back muscle or ligament strain. In addition, if you are in poor physical condition, any constant strain on your back can cause muscle pain and muscle spasms that can affect your quality of life.
Bulging or Ruptured Disks
Bulging or ruptured disks often occur gradually and can be age-related. The disks are cushions located between the bones of the spine. They are also made of a soft material, which can rupture or bulge. When this happens, it can press on a nerve. In some cases, this can cause severe back pain; however, some people don't feel any pain at all. This condition can be diagnosed using imaging scans, such as an x-ray, MRI, and CT scans.
How Is Back Pain Treated?
If you are looking for an effective method of pain relief for your back pain, chiropractic care is a great option. A chiropractor can create a treatment plan that could include spinal manipulation, heat and cold therapy, ultrasound, or a combination of treatment methods for pain management.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Back Pain Treatment in Gilbert
If you are dealing with chronic back pain, Dr. Campbell from Living Well Chiropractic in Gilbert. Dr. Campbell can perform an exam, review any X-rays or imaging tests you have had, and create a treatment plan to provide you with some pain relief. Call us today at (480) 539-2774 for more information on back pain management or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.