When it comes to reasons to visit the doctor, back pain is actually the second-most common reason – only upper respiratory infections are more common. Over half the adult population in the United States is affected by lower back pain, and 10% experience chronic bouts of pain. The reason for this is simple: the lower back and neck give us a great range of motion, but because of this, they are unstable and vulnerable. Once health falters, they experience pain after even the simplest tasks.
Doctors used to think that back pain would heal on its own, but now we know better. At Warrington Chiropractic, we know the latest research, and we know how to use chiropractic services to put you back on the road to good health.
There is a huge range of potential causes for lower back pain, ranging from sprained ligaments and muscles to medical conditions like arthritis, obesity stress, and kidney problems. Treating your back pain requires pinpointing the exact cause, and for that, you’ll need a chiropractor. Dr. James W. Yenzer can help you to find the cause and provide you the treatment you need.
Here are some of the common causes of back pain that we treat:
Subluxations: A subluxation is a rupture or misalignment in the normal position, movement, or function of the vertebrae. They are highly treatable, and patients often find a significant reduction in pain almost immediately after treatment.
Disc Herniations: These can be a source of debilitating pain, and a herniated disc can cause pain not just in the spine, but in different parts of the body. It’s rare for a herniated disc to completely heal, but a talented chiropractor can help you manage the condition and avoid further damage.
Sprains, Strains, and Spasms: Because many of us are inactive during the week but push ourselves on the weekends, we’re vulnerable to injuring ourselves through muscle sprains and strains. Dr. Yenzer can help.
Stress: Because of the body’s response to stress, including increased blood pressure, heart rate, and tightened muscles, chronic stress can cause chronic muscle tension and pain. We can help you find relaxation exercises, deep breathing, and body movement to help you through the stress.