If you've noticed increasing pain and stiffness while performing your job, or perhaps an accident left you with sudden, acute pain in your upper or lower back, don’t worry. Whatever kind of back condition is responsible for your debilitated state, you'll be relieved to learn that surgery most likely isn't necessary to correct it. Our chiropractor at Eastland Chiropractic in Twin Falls can address many back pain issues at their sources through conservative methods, such as chiropractic adjustment.
Back Pain Explained
There's a difference between experiencing an isolated incident of back pain and having the proverbial "bad back." Anyone can suffer an injury to the spinal column or back tissues if they're subjected to an auto accident, work injury, or sports injury. High-impact collisions can force the vertebrae out of alignment, cause the discs between those vertebrae to become painfully herniated, and/or create acute muscular strain. These problems usually require treatment to set things right and assist the healing process, but once your injury has healed, the back pain should subside.
Chronic pain can linger for months or even haunt you for life. Sometimes, the simple act of growing older is enough to initiate problems such as bulging discs, spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis, and other kinds of chronic spinal degeneration. These issues alter your spinal alignment, impair mobility, and can cause painful nerve impingement or joint damage. Obesity, pregnancy, incorrect spinal alignment, postural problems, or weak back muscles can all contribute to nagging back pain.
A Variety of Non-Invasive Solutions from Our Chiropractor
Our chiropractor can diagnose your back issues by studying your medical or accident history, stance, gait, spinal alignment, weight, and other factors. Digital x-rays may also reveal osteoarthritis, stenosis, pinched nerves, or other issues that need fixing. Instead of operating on your spine, however, we can ease your pain through such safe and gentle strategies as:
- Chiropractic adjustments that restore normal spinal alignment and relieve pinched nerves
- Ultrasound and laser therapy to relieve back strain and help with tissue healing
- Lifestyle changes and physical therapy to strengthen your back muscles and promote proper posture
Fight Back Against Back Pain by Calling Eastland Chiropractic
Back pain is bad news for your quality of life, but there's a brighter outlook awaiting you at Eastland Chiropractic. Call our Twin Falls clinic today at (208) 734-7077.