One of the most common reasons people miss work or visit their doctor is back pain. It is also a leading cause of worldwide disability. The good news, though, is there are various treatments available that are non-invasive and do not involve surgery that you can take advantage of to help heal your back pain.
We provide various techniques here at Dodd Chiropractic Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, to tackle your back pain once and for all.
Causes and Symptoms
Sometimes back pain comes along out of nowhere, and you’re not sure why. Our chiropractors will be able to determine the cause of your pain using different imaging tests.
Certain conditions linked to back pain include:
- Ligament or muscle strain: If you lift many heavy objects often, you can develop back pain, especially if you don’t use proper lifting techniques. Awkward, sudden movements can also put a strain on back muscles and ligaments in the spine.
- Ruptured or bulging discs: It is possible to have a ruptured or bulging disc without any back pain. It is normally not noticeable until an x-ray of your spine is taken for another reason.
- Arthritis: The lower back can have pain that stems from osteoarthritis.
- Osteoporosis: Painful fractures can develop within the spine’s vertebrae if the bones become brittle.
Symptoms of back pain can range from a simple ache in the muscles to a stabbing, burning, or even shooting pain. The pain may even travel down the leg or worsen when you lift, twist, bend, walk, or stand.
It is recommended you see a doctor if your pain does not improve with rest or is severe. You should also see a doctor right away if your pain is accompanied by unexplained weight loss.
Chiropractic care for back pain focuses on alignment and spinal manipulation to stimulate the body’s self-healing capabilities. Our chiropractor will provide realignment of your spine to help decrease pressure on the central nervous system. Our chiropractor may also recommend nutritional supplements to take along with changes in your diet. Hot and cold packs may be helpful as well in reducing your back pain. Chiropractors may also recommend electrical stimulation and provide you with exercises you can do at home.
Call Us Today!
If you live in Jacksonville, FL, or the surrounding area and have suffered from a back injury, or have some other type of condition that has resulted in back pain, give Dodd Chiropractic Clinic a call today at (904) 388-1811 to schedule an appointment.