The majority of people have or will experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is the number one reason for physician visits in the United States and 80% of people will experience it, unfortunately. If you’re having back pain, know that it’s common and that our chiropractic doctors are highly successful at treating and managing back pain.
What are the Common Causes of Back Pain?
Back pain can have many causes, but in the majority of cases, back pain is resulting from a problem with the bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, muscles, and other connective tissue in and around the spine. In a small number of cases, back pain may not be from these structures and there may be a different reason why you’re having back pain.
When back pain is rooted in the musculoskeletal structures in and around the spine, chiropractic care should be your first choice in treating it. With a detailed consultation and exam, our chiropractors will make a detailed diagnosis of the cause of your discomfort, discuss with you how and why it’s happening, and explain the best course of treatment.
What Type of Back Pain Do Chiropractors Treat?
If you’ve already been seen by another provider and received a formal diagnosis as to why you’re having back pain, below is a list of some of the back pain conditions that our chiropractic office has experience in treating effectively.
Many patients consult a chiropractor as their initial provider when they have back pain. In this case, you may not be sure what’s causing your back pain, but be assured, our providers have the knowledge and tools to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your back pain.
- Spinal joint dysfunction (poorly moving and functioning spinal joints)
- Hip and pelvis joint dysfunction (poorly moving and functioning hips or pelvis)
- Mid-back pain and stiffness
- Acute low back pain (acute lumbago)
- Chronic low back pain (acute lumbago)
- Radiculopathy, radiating pain, referred pain, or sciatica (commonly called a pinched nerve)
- Lumbar disc bulges, disc herniations, and degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Back muscle strains and back joint sprains
- Joint and tissue inflammation
- Back spasms
- Tailbone or coccyx pain
- Osteoarthritis and other arthritic conditions of the spine (degenerative joint disease)
- Sacroiliitis (SIJ joint pain and inflammation)
While this is not a complete list, it covers most of the conditions that cause back pain and respond well to chiropractic treatments. If you have a back-related condition or diagnosis that is not listed, feel free to call our Cary chiropractic office and ask one of our chiropractic physicians if they can help.