Back Pain Treatment in Dallas
If you are suffering from recurring back pain in Dallas, chiropractic treatment at Blackwell Chiropractic could be the right solution for you. Back pain usually affects everyone at some point in their life whether it be on a large or small scale. No matter the level of pain your back is causing you, it would be better to live without pain. Sometimes this back pain is unbearable and can affect the day to day tasks of a person. The goal of this article is to provide insight regarding the origin of lower back pain and the approach a chiropractor will take in order to ensure your back is once again strong and healthy. Our Dallas chiropractor can help with back pain symptoms.
Back Pain in Dallas
When referring to the back, you are referencing a large area of the human body containing many tendons, muscles, bones, and discs. A large understanding of these body parts paired with experience makes it easier to pinpoint the source of pain. Below are a few symptoms for common conditions along with the way in which chiropractic care can benefit you. We advise those suffering from back pain to come into our office to receive care and a more accurate diagnosis from an experienced professional.
Disc Bulges and Herniation
A disc bulge or herniation stems from the outer edges of the discs that are located in between the vertebrae. These outer edges become damaged which leads to a gelatin-like mass squeezing out and creating a bulge. This often painful issue is more common than most people think. Despite this, it can often go undetected as some patients feel no pain. The pain is determined by the size and location of the herniation within the back. The damaged disc can potentially irritate nerves around it which can cause a stabbing or shooting pain sensation and even issues within the legs.
It is essential this condition is found as soon as possible as the risk of further damage is possible with this issue. Blackwell Chiropractic will completely and carefully examine your back in order to understand the intensity of your condition along with creating a customized treatment plan to stop the potentially worsening effects of a herniation and relieve the pain associated with it.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
There are numerous reasons for feeling pain in your lower back, and one of the most frequent causes is muscle or ligament strain. Acute back pain can result from:
- Using unsafe lifting techniques
- Having poor posture
- Making repetitive movements
- Exceeding current fitness levels
- Moving awkwardly or suddenly
Other causes for lower back pain can include:
- Falls and accidents
- Ruptured or bulging spinal discs
- Scoliosis (curved spine)
- Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
Strains and injury damage may heal without long-term effects, but degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, can cause chronic or permanent back pain.
How Can I Prevent Back Pain?
The fitter and stronger your body is, and the more aware you are of how to move and lift things correctly, the less likely you’ll be to suffer from lower back pain. You can also help prevent lower back pain by:
- Practicing core-strengthening exercises
- Stretching and exercising your hips and pelvis
- Losing weight if you're carrying too much
- Avoiding slouching and slumping your shoulders
- Using an ergonomic office chair
- Moving frequently if your work is sedentary
- Avoiding lifting heavy objects
- Using safe lifting techniques
- Avoiding standing for prolonged periods of time
Regular exercise is essential. Dr. Graham can give you advice on the best forms of exercise in your case.
How Is Lower Back Pain Treated?
Effective home treatments for mild, acute lower back pain include:
- Avoiding strenuous activity
- Gentle exercise
- Applying heat
Bed rest isn’t advisable. It’s much better to keep moving. If your pain isn’t getting better, visit Dr. Graham for an assessment. He can see what might be causing the problem and recommend the most appropriate treatment.
Dr. Graham specializes in three forms of chiropractic treatment:
- The diversified technique, which involves a series of quick thrusting motions.
- The Thompson Technique, which involves manual manipulation on a drop table
- Activator Method, which involves using an instrument that makes thrusting motions
If you have lower back pain and want relief, just come on to Blackwell Chiropractic. You can also book an appointment online or over the phone.
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