Pinpointing the cause of lower back pain is essential to creating a treatment plan that can really work. At Dixie Injury & Rehab, serving Shively, KY, Dixie, KY, and the surrounding areas, we provide diagnostics and treatment that can get down to the root of your back pain issues. Let's dive into some frequently asked lower back pain questions.
Is Back Pain a Sign of an Injury?
Low back pain is tricky because it can be a sign of serious spinal injury or it could just be caused by strained muscles. This is why it is important to have proper diagnostics performed before you start any kind of treatment plan. This is especially important before you start any type of medication for back pain. Most back pain medications have harsh side effects and addictive properties. Although pain medications can benefit some patients for a short amount of time, it is crucial to first determine if medication is even necessary.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain can be caused by many different things. One of the most common causes of back pain is usually strained under conditioned muscles. When muscles are not strong or flexible, they are more prone to injury. When muscles are worked hard without being properly conditioned, they will often "pull." This results in a great deal of pain. This type of problem can easily be resolved with strengthening exercises and stretching.
Another cause of back pain can be a misalignment of the spine. The vertebra of the spine needs to be properly aligned with one another in order to function properly. When the spine is misaligned it can cause a host of physical problems as well as problems with your nervous system.
Another, more serious, cause of back pain is a damaged spinal disc. The spinal discs are soft pads that lie in between each vertebra of the spine. These pads are there to cushion the bones of the spine. If one of these pads is damaged or is shifted out of place, it can start to cause pain.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
If you are experiencing back pain, our chiropractor can help. Chiropractic care is focused on accurate diagnosis and all-natural treatment plans. Our chiropractor will never simply treat your symptoms, but will rather get down to the root of the pain issues so that an accurate treatment plan can be created to help relieve your pain and speed healing.
To learn more about our services, contact us at Dixie Injury & Rehab, serving Shively, KY, Dixie, KY, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (502)-447-9554.