Chiropractic Care for Pain and Discomfort in the Back Area
What Is Back Pain?
“Low back pain causes more global disability than any other condition”
The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Jun;73(6):968-74. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-204428. Epub 2014 Mar 24.
Common Back Pain Symptoms
While each person will experience symptoms differently, any of the following could indicate a back pain:
- Localized back pain
- Shooting pains
- Stiffness and achy
- Radiating pain into the legs and feet
- Numbness in the legs and feet
- Weakness in the legs and feet
Common Causes of Back Pain
Spinal Discopathy (Protrutions/Herniations)
Abnormal loading of the disc as a result of abnormal spinal alignment causes nuclei pulposi to shift creating a concentrated focal pressure to eventually break down the annulus fibers. Decrease motion of the spinal joints as a result of improper spinal alignment causes dehydrates and weakening of the spinal disc. This causes irritation to the nerves resulting in localized and radiating back pain
Abnormal Spinal Alignment
Back pain can be caused by a loss of the healthy normal curvatures in your back from the side view and the straight alignment from the front view. The curves function like shock absorbers and properly distributes the force that is being placed upon the spinal structures. When the spine not in proper alignment it put abnormal stress on the discs, muscle, ligaments. bones, fascia, and nerves resulting in inflammation of the nerves causing back pain.
Degeneration of Spinal
Years of abnormal posture and abnormal spinal alignment causes weakening and breakdown of the spinal structures joints, discs, muscles, fascia, and ligaments resulting in nerve roots becoming compressed or irritated resulting in back pain.