No one needs to tell you how debilitating back pain can be. In addition to the discomfort, which can range from unpleasant to excruciating, it also limits the amount you can do in your everyday life. Whether you are experiencing acute back pain from a recent injury, or chronic pain that’s been with you for months or years, a regular chiropractic routine can help. We here at Relief & Rehab Center of Atlanta are here to help.
Different Types of Back Pain in Atlanta
The upper portion of your spine is known as the cervical region. This includes the neck and the top several vertebrae below it. Pain in this region is usually associated with the neck itself, and may also radiate down the arms and up into the skull. It’s not uncommon for neck pain to be associated with shoulder pain, migraines, and headaches.
Pain in the middle portion of your spine affects what’s known as the thoracic region. This part of your back is usually less affected by injury and discomfort, since it is supported by the ribs, and therefore less susceptible to injury than the upper and lower regions.
The lower back is known as your lumbar spine – hence why you’ll often hear the phrase “lumbar support” in reference to pillows and accessories used at the base of your chair. Pain in this region can be tricky to heal, since you can’t help but use it in everyday life, no matter how careful you are. That’s where chiropractic care comes in. But first, let’s take a quick look at the causes.
Causes of Back Pain
A huge range of back pain causes exist. As a long structure that supports your heavy head as well as connects to your limbs, this isn’t surprising. Some of the main causes, however, can be categorized into:
- Poor Form and Posture - Slouching and failing to use your core when you lift
- Chronic Use - Sitting, standing, driving, bending and other habitual movements
- Active Lifestyle - Running, biking, hiking, team sports and other impact sports
- Bulging Disc - A herniated disc that can be healed with the relief of pressure on the region
- Muscle Strain - Strains as a result of accident or chronic use
- Congenital Condition - Scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, and other congenital conditions
- Chronic Pain - Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
These are not the only causes of back pain, and when you see a chiropractor, they will help you form a more specific diagnosis – or, if you already have one, treat it as quickly and effectively as possible.
Treating Back Pain with Chiropractic Care in Atlanta
It’s time for pain relief. When you call us, our friendly team will get you in as soon as possible, and our knowledgeable chiropractor will examine you and walk you through your treatment options, including manual adjustments, spinal decompression, exercises and lifestyle advice, and more.
Are you ready to address your back pain and start down the road to greater health today? We’re ready to help. Give us a call at (404) 766-0676 or request an appointment through our website.