Back Pain Relief in Chicago
Back pain isn’t just one of the most common musculoskeletal aches experienced worldwide; it’s also a leading cause of disability. If you’ve ever experienced severe back pain, then you know how debilitating and immobilizing this kind of pain is. Chronic back pain can diminish the quality of your life and render movement and physical work impossible.
Several symptoms signal that there might be something wrong with your back. These include:
- Shooting pain that gets worse when you engage in physical movement such as walking
- Pain that radiates or moves through your leg
- Pain that gets better when you sit down or recline
If you experience any of these signs, without resolution over a couple of weeks, it’s time to call our chiropractor in Chicago.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain may occur as a result of injuries, due to a fall, heavy lifting or a blow to the back. In such cases, your back pain is acute and may resolve within six weeks or so. If your back pain continues for three months and beyond, it qualifies as chronic pain.
Causes of acute and chronic back pain include:
- Ligament strain, mainly if your daily activities include heavy lifting
- Ruptured or herniated discs
- Osteoporosis may lead to a fracturing of your spinal vertebrae
Visiting Kindred Chiropractic will help you get a proper diagnosis for your back pain, after which you can embark on a non-invasive treatment path.
Back Pain Chiropractic Treatment
The most common treatment for back pain is what’s known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments focus heavily on spinal manipulation. During spinal manipulation, the chiropractor’s goal is to correct any abnormalities in the vertebrae through manual repositioning. This manipulation restores the functionality of the spine, as well as improving the flexibility and range of motion.
The chiropractor may also utilize low-velocity manipulation, which is a calmer version of the chiropractic adjustments but one that shares in the same goal of improving functionality and restoring the range of motion.
If you’ve been experiencing chronic back pain, you can get relief today by making a call to Kindred Chiropractic. After a few sessions with our chiropractor in Chicago, you’ll start to feel like your old self again.