Sometimes back pain appears suddenly, especially if you've recently been in an auto accident or received a sports injury. Other times, the discomfort comes on so gradually that it's hard to pinpoint when it actually started. No matter how it starts or what causes it, back pain is a common and bothersome complaint. More than four out of five people experience some type of back pain during their lifetimes. If you're experiencing discomfort related to your back, chiropractic care is one of your best options for relieving it.
Types of Back Pain We Treat
Back pain is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Acute pain starts suddenly and eventually goes away by itself. Most of the time, acute pain doesn't last longer than three months. If your discomfort has persisted for more than three months, it's known as chronic pain. This type of discomfort can last for many months or even years. We can help you with both acute and chronic pain at our clinic.
Common Causes of Acute and Chronic Back Pain
Back pain is just a symptom, not a disease in and of itself. There are many different reasons your back might hurt, from injuries to structural problems with your spine. Some of the most common causes of pain in the back include:
- Injury, including a sports injury or auto accident injury
- Conditions that involve a pinched nerve, such as sciatica
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
It can be difficult to self-diagnose your discomfort accurately. If you don't know why your back hurts, we recommend making an appointment with us for a comprehensive back exam.
How Our Marysville Chiropractor Treats Back Pain
We take a multi-pronged approach to treating your back pain at Health First Chiropractic. First, our chiropractor will take a look at your back to rule out a spinal condition and discover where the problem lies. After that, we may recommend one or more of the following treatment options:
- Chiropractic adjustments to correct misalignments of the vertebrae
- The Blair Upper Cervical technique
- Massage therapy
- Corrective exercise
Visit Health First Chiropractic for Back Pain Relief
Back pain can haunt you for a lifetime if you don't take action to solve the problem. Don't let discomfort overshadow your life. Contact us at Health First Chiropractic instead. Pick up the phone and call us at 360-658-1987 today to make your first appointment, or contact us online through the form on our website. We hope we can serve your family soon.