Do You Have a Back Pain?
Planck Chiropractic & Rehab is the right option for you if you are experiencing acute or chronic back pain. Most people experience back pain at one point in their lives, this can range from mild intermittent cases to constant chronic discomfort.
In both cases, it can affect a person’s ability to live a normal life. Through this article, we want to familiarize you with chiropractic treatment and Back Pain Stallings NC. This article will help you understand the importance chiropractic care has in helping people to recover from back pain.
Back Pain Stallings NC
Our back is of core importance to our body, it consists of many bones, muscles, tendons, discs and ligaments. Prior to detecting and treating the root cause of the pain, it is essential to understand all these spinal structures.
Below are a few of the most common problems that can arise in these spinal structures that lead to back pain.
The misalignment in the vertebral column is known as subluxation. There are many causes of this such as physical stress, trauma and even toxins. This is the most common cause of back pain that is directly related to the spine. Subluxations cause inflammation around the spinal joints and, over time, can even affect the spinal nerves.
Disc Bulges and Herniations
A disc bulge occurs when the soft cushion-like material between the bones pushes out and causes pressure on the surrounding nerves. Disc bulging is very common, however it only causes discomfort if the the bulge is compressing the nerve. Often times, people have disc bulges with no associated pain.
A more severe disc injury is known as a disc herniation. This occurs when the outer rings of the disc are damaged causing the internal disc material to extrude beyond the disc wall creating pressure on the nerves exiting the spinal canal. This typically creates more pain and radiation than a disc bulge.
Stress and Back Pain
Back pain can be a result of chronic stress. When stress hormones are released it can cause back pain and tension in the spine. The tension often isolates at certain points along the spine which are called trigger points. These trigger points can cause localized pain and even referred pain. Some of the most common type of referred pain would be pain radiating from the shoulders into the neck region or even causing headaches.
Muscular Strains and Tendon Sprains
Sprains and strains occur when the bodies muscles and ligaments are stretched beyond their normal range. This excessive stretch causes micro tearing of the muscle walls. These types of injuries are usually associated with accidents or sports injuries and need to be addressed and treated to ensure scar tissue formation does not occur which would cause future limitations in range of motion of the affected joint(s).
Treatments for Back Pain Stallings NC
We offer a broad variety of therapies and medical massage at Planck Chiropractic & Rehab. The first step is to perform a thorough examination of the area causing pain. This will allow our physicians to create a proper treatment protocol for your specific needs.
Chiropractic adjustments are at the core of most of our spinal rehabilitation programs. Although soft tissue therapies are often necessary to alleviate back and neck pain, without proper spinal alignment, total recovery may not be achievable.
Massage therapy is utilized to reduce muscle tension and adhesions that often come with chronic or acute spinal pain. This type of therapy breaks up trigger points and promote healthy circulation to damaged and inflamed tissues.
Types of massages available at Planck Chiropractic & Rehab:
- Medical Massage
- Deep Tissue
- Sports Cupping
- Pregnancy Massage
- Pin and Stretching (often used on shoulders and hips).
- IASTM (Instrument assisted massage or often called scraping)
- Hot stone massage (relaxation technique) and more.
After completing a structured treatment protocol, patients may want to consider an ongoing Wellness treatment protocol. This maintenance, much like dental checkups, is essential to help patients keep their body functioning at its peak performance. Every day stresses such as sitting in front of a computer or having a job that requires repetitive motion can cause micro-traumas to the spine. Keeping regular interval chiropractic treatments can help prevent spinal pain from returning. Depending on your physical stress, you and your physician can decide what frequency chiropractic adjustments may be beneficial.
Our staff and physicians are always here to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on the way to a pay free lifestyle.
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