Common Causes of Back Pain
We offer various chiropractic treatments at West Buffalo Chiropractic in Buffalo, NY, to relieve back pain and other common issues. Back pain can have multiple causes that can be treated with chiropractic care. One of the most common causes of back pain is strains and sprains. These can occur due to improper lifting, and sudden or repetitive movements. In addition, degenerative disc disease, bulging, or herniated discs can also lead to back pain.
Scoliosis occurs when the spine curves to one side. The spine should curve inward and back out. When you have scoliosis, the spine also curves to one side. This can cause irritation and pressure in the spine's nerves, leading to pain, numbness, or tingling. Other than scoliosis, there are a few more conditions that cause back pain:
- Arthritis - This condition is another potential cause of back pain. Arthritis occurs when inflammation develops, which can lead to stiffness and pain.
- Personal Injury - Also referred to as a sports injury, it can trigger back pain. This can occur due to whiplash, muscle strain, overuse, or fractures.
- Sciatica - Pain in the largest never of the body is another potential cause of back pain. It occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated, triggering pain, tingling, or numbness in your back or legs.
Chiropractic Treatments for Back Pain
We offer many treatments for back pain, to meet the unique needs of our patients. Read below to discover several methods we use to assist you.
During a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor will use gentle thrusts to correct misalignments in the spine. This can relieve pain, improve range of motion, and speed healing.
Spinal decompression is often used to treat bulging or herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. A specialized table is used to stretch the spine and create negative pressure. This can allow discs to return to their natural position, relieving pain and aiding healing.
Therapeutic exercises are often recommended as part of your chiropractic treatment. Your chiropractor will decide which exercises benefit your situation, and teach you how to do them in their office.
Then, you can continue doing the exercises in your home. This can help relieve pain, maintain proper alignment, improve strength, and increase flexibility.
Hydro-massage is a great compliment to chiropractic care. First, you'll lay in our hydro-massage bed. Then, the bed will use heat, water, and massage to relieve muscle relaxation and stress.
Hydro-massage can help relieve pain from many conditions, including personal injury, sports injury, sprains, strains, arthritis, and chronic back pain.
Back Pain Treatment at West Buffalo Chiropractic
Contact us at West Buffalo Chiropractic in Buffalo, NY, for professional chiropractic care. We offer diagnosis and treatment of back pain, including chiropractic adjustment, spinal decompression, and hydro-massage. Call our office at (716) 248-2825 to schedule an appointment.