Back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain and can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. When your back hurts, it's hard to do everything from focus at work to stay active with your family. At the Winchester Chiropractic Center, our chiropractor and the rest of our staff have the tools and training necessary to help relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to repair itself.
Why is Back Pain So Common?
Modern life puts a lot of stress on the structures in our spines. Sitting in chairs and slouching over phones can compress discs and joints, reduce circulation to spinal tissues, and lead to muscle-length imbalances or core weakness that ultimately exacerbate back pain conditions. In addition to sitting excessively and poor posture, other common risk factors for back pain include:
- Physical inactivity
- Poor body mechanics during physical tasks, especially while lifting, bending, twisting, or operating heavy machinery
- Trauma such as a car accident or sports injury
- Family history
Having an episode of back pain just once can increase your likelihood of having back pain again in the future. Seeking professional care for your symptoms early on is the best way to enhance your spinal health in the future.
How Our Winchester Chiropractor Treats Back Pain
As a chiropractor with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Brian Sullivan has helped many Winchester residents find lasting back pain relief. When you come in for an initial examination, we will take the time to learn about your symptoms. Common back pain symptoms include a stiff back, decreased mobility in the shoulders or hips, headaches, joint pain, decreased energy, and poor sleep. You may also experience numbness, tingling, and weakness in one or both arms and legs.
Our chiropractor will also assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Potential sources of back pain include muscle strain, vertebral subluxation, disc herniation or bulge, degenerative disc disease, or nerve compression. Once the root cause of your discomfort has been determined, we will create a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. From spinal adjustments to acupuncture and corrective exercises, our chiropractic adjustment supports whole-body health, restores balance to your nervous system, improves core stability, strength, and endurance, and helps your body heal itself.
Contact Our Chiropractor for Back Pain Treatment in Winchester
For more information on back pain treatment or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Winchester Chiropractic Center today at (540) 667-0220.