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What Is Causing My Back Pain?
Hearing someone complain about back pain is a fairly common occurrence. You may even be the one doing the bulk of the complaining. The fact that back pain is a health problem many of us are familiar with speaks to how easily the issue develops.
For many people, back discomfort is an unfortunate byproduct of the work they do. That would likely be the case for you if your job involves plenty of manual labor. Of course, office workers are not exempt from this type of pain either. Those who have a habit of slouching or hunching over while working are highly susceptible to developing chronic back pain.
Unsurprisingly, back pain is also symptomatic of certain traumatic injuries. If you sustained a slipped disc from a car or work accident, your back will let you know that something is wrong. Using improper technique while lifting heavy weights could also explain why your back is hurting. While lifting, you may have pulled a ligament in your back, and that is likely the cause of your discomfort.
Back pain is also an issue that may worsen over time. People with osteoarthritis are more likely to experience significant back discomfort later in life.
Don’t forget that certain habits like smoking, poor nutrition, and neglecting exercise can also make you more susceptible to back issues.
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How Can a Chiropractor Help with My Back Pain?
Back issues should never be ignored. You need to do something about your discomfort. Consulting an experienced chiropractor will definitely help.
Before administering treatment, Dr. Atkinson will ask questions and run tests to identify the specific cause of your back pain. Going through that process allows your chiropractor to determine the best course of treatment.
Your treatment may begin with chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments are meant to correct misalignments in your body that may be related to years of bad habits. They can take pressure off your joints and grant immediate relief.
Massage therapy is another tool in the chiropractor’s arsenal. Our office uses trigger point release to work out areas of tightness in the muscles and connective tissues.
Following treatment, your chiropractor can also give you diet and exercise tips. Those tips should help prevent your back issues from flaring up again.
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