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Back Pain Is Common; And Should Be Taken Seriously.
Although back pain is common, it still needs to be taken seriously—especially if it is severe or interferes with your daily life.
We’re focused on the root cause of the problem and the factors that led to the back pain-along with preventing those factors altogether in the future.
Chiropractic care goes beyond simply alleviating your back pain and addresses the root cause in order to help you live your best life.
Our noninvasive treatments for your pain and overall health utilize your body’s natural healing process for quicker and longer lasting relief. Whether you are experiencing back pain or are looking to increase your wellness, chiropractic care is the natural alternative to surgery and pain medication.
Our spines support us as we move throughout our day, so there’s a lot riding on our spinal columns. It’s our body’s core structural support. The spine runs from the bottom of our seat to the top of our necks. Our spines must be stable enough to support us standing upright but flexible enough for continuous movement.
Back pain can be brought on by things you do or don’t do in your life daily:
Don’t underestimate the power of your mind on your body. Stress can lead to muscle tension in the back, and depression and anxiety may intensify pain to an unbearable level.
Back pain treatment does not need to involve surgery or narcotics. If it’s given the chance, your body may heal itself. At Achieve Balance, our team can help you improve your natural health.
Ensuring peace, happiness, and a lower stress response should be a part of our daily lives. In addition to the daily hustle and bustle, we have higher demands on our lives and productivity pressures due to the amount of technology around us. This technology takes a direct physical and emotional toll on our bodies and minds. Back pain treatment starts from our innermost selves. We love working with our patients to establish sustainable habits for a more healthy lifestyle.
Around 85% of Americans will experience back pain or chronic back pain at some point in their lives. While this includes most of us and our friends, there is normalcy in long-term discomfort. When we feel pain, it’s our body telling us that something is wrong. Back pain side effects include a lower standard of living by missing out on what matters most to us, our friends, and our families.
Upper Back Pain: Upper back pain runs across your shoulders, neck, and uppermost part of your back. This pain is often the result of poor posture, overuse, strain, or injury.
Middle Back Pain: Middle back pain is between the rib cage and the base of the neck and is often caused by overuse or strain. Those who overextend on the weekends without constant activity during the week are more prone to back pain.
Lower Back Pain: When we hear about lower back pain, it’s often described as a shooting or stabbing sensation or a dull ache. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability. Lower back strains can also be a cause of your pain and are caused by muscles being overworked. Weight gain and overly vigorous exercise can strain your lower back muscles.
Sciatica: Sciatica is caused by problems with the sciatic nerve, usually created when a herniated disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. This large nerve runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. Pain usually begins in the lower back and radiates down the back of the leg. Sciatica typically affects one side of the body. The symptoms tend to appear suddenly and last for a few days up to weeks.
Back Sprain: A back sprain is an injury to a muscle or a tendon. To properly heal, activity needs to be limited for a few days to a week until full mobility returns.
Nighttime Back Pain: Losing sleep can increase stress and other health issues. Sleeping on one’s side with the knees drawn up in a fetal position can help open up joints in the spine and relieve pressure by reducing the curvature of the spine. Try to sleep on a firm surface to support your spine.