Finding lasting relief for back pain is essential to maintaining your quality of life and ongoing mobility. Lower back pain can be especially difficult to treat at times. At Winchester Chiropractic Center, serving Winchester and the surrounding areas, Dr. Sullivan can help with pain management that works with your life.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain can be caused by many different factors. Let's look at some of the most common causes of lower back pain.
Spinal misalignment - When the vertebra of the spine is out of alignment, it can cause many different types of health issues. Most notably, you may notice pain in your back. Other issues that can arise include issues with your nervous system, lack of energy, and even sleeping problems. Keeping your spine properly aligned is crucial to your overall health and wellness.
Disc injuries - Another common cause of back pain can be a disc injury. The spinal discs are soft gel-like pads between each disc. These pads keep the bones from rubbing against each other. If a disc shifts out of place, it can cause a great deal of pain. In serious injuries, the disc will rupture.
Nerve pain - Nerve pain can also be a culprit of lower back pain. The spinal column is located in the back and contains many nerves. If the nerves are damaged or restricted, it will cause pain.
How A Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractic care is a great way to resolve back pain without medication. Many people wish to avoid taking pain killers for their back pain issues. Most pain killers have harsh side effects and can have addictive properties as well. Finding natural ways to deal with your back pain is essential to long-term health and wellness.
Our chiropractor has many techniques available to help with back pain. Let's look at some of the most common types of treatment.
Spinal Adjustment - Spinal adjustment is a foundational type of treatment used for back pain and spinal health. During a spinal adjustment, our chiropractor will apply gentle pressure to shift the vertebra of the spine back into the proper place.
Spinal Decompression - If you have a disc injury, spinal decompression can give the disc a chance to heal. This type of treatment will relieve the pressure on the vertebra so that the disc can receive better oxygen and blood flow.
Massage Therapy - In addition to these types of treatments, massage therapy can also be very helpful in treating back pain.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Winchester, VA
If you would like to learn more about our back pain relief treatments, contact Winchester Chiropractic Center. Call our team today at (540) 667-0220 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sullivan.