In today’s digital world, most of us have 9-5 jobs where we sit behind a screen, unknowingly hurting our posture. If you find yourself as an active individual, but still experiencing back pain, it’s time to get professional help that can restore your mobility.
- Do you feel a dull ache between your shoulder blades? Do you have radiating pain from your neck down your arm? Is your lower back sore all the time? Back pain can appear in many forms. Identify the pain in your back so you can have it treated.
- If you’re stressed out for a long period of time, your back may bear the brunt of that tension. Back pain can become chronic if you don’t have it treated. So, whether you feel a twinge, tightness, or stabbing pain, find out how to treat it.
The pain in your back is treatable – get the right help today to provide you with intramuscular stimulation that can enhance your posture and diminish your symptoms!
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is one of the main reasons people miss work and there are many possible reasons for your back pain. Some of these are serious, while others can be treated more easily. Some causes of back pain include:
- Muscle strain: Heavy lifting can cause muscle strain or even muscle tears, sleeping on a mattress that does not support your back can cause muscle strain, and bad back alignment or even sitting hunched over at your desk can cause your muscles to strain and cause pain in your back.
- Spinal deformation: Scoliosis causes a change in the shape of the spine and, if a nerve is pinched in the process, chronic back pain occurs. Another spinal deformity that may be causing you pain is ‘flatback syndrome’ when the back loses its natural curve. It can be caused by spinal degeneration from old age or fracture or an excessive curvature in the spine, or kyphosis. Flatback syndrome causes the head to bend forward too much and makes it difficult to lift the head up.
- Herniated disk: A herniated disk is likely to cause pain because it protrudes and irritates the nerves. The spinal disk has a soft center and when this center comes out of its hard shell, it results in a herniated disk. More than 3 million people in the U.S. have a herniated disc, making this condition extremely common amongst Americans.
- Injury: Two types of back injuries can cause back pain which include spondylolisthesis and cervical radiculopathy. Spondylolisthesis is when a bone in the lower back slips out of place causing severe pain in the back and may even cause shocking sensations to the leg. Cervical radiculopathy is when a nerve root becomes damaged and symptoms include numbness, altered reflexes, and pain radiating into the neck, shoulder, or arms.
- Arthritis: Arthritis is the inflammation of joints in the spine which often causes lower back pain that may extend to the pelvis or the thighs. It is usually caused by osteoarthritis, which causes tendons to wear down.
Types of Back Pain
Our dedicated team will review your symptoms and develop a treatment plan. Your pain may have various causes — stress, an injury, or medical conditions are the most common reasons. Other types of back pain include:
- Upper back pain is often due to bad long-term habits like poor posture, using improper lifting techniques, or a past injury that has flared up from a car accident. This specialized pain can be reduced, or in some cases eliminated, with proper treatment.
- Middle back pain occurs in the thoracic spine area from the T1 to T12 vertebrae. Contributors to middle back pain are obesity, muscle sprains/strains, herniated discs, osteoarthritis, fractures, and aging.
- Lower back pain. If you’ve wondered how to get rid of lower back pain, the answer depends on the cause. Some causes are a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, facet joint dysfunction, and weakened abdominal muscles. Lower back pain treatment is possible at ReBalance.
- Lower right back pain is severe because it can indicate kidney issues. If you have an infection in your right kidney, it manifests itself through fever, inflammation, or tenderness in the area.
- Pinched nerve. When the bone or soft tissue around a nerve in your spine pinches it, the contact causes pain either directly at the pinched nerve site or in another area of your body that’s affected by that nerve.
- Sciatica is pain that travels along your sciatic nerve running down one of your legs. While the pain may become chronic if not treated, sciatica relief is available. In the meantime, you can help yourself by applying heat and ice to the area, walking for up to 30 minutes four times a week, and improving your posture.
- Sacroiliitis. Sacroiliitis is an inflammation in one or both of your sacroiliac joints. This pain requires professional treatment.
No matter what kind of pain you have, call ReBalance for relief!
How to Relieve Back Pain?
There are many types of back pain treatment. Which one you need depends on your specific injury or ailment. Chronic back pain relief is now available through the latest medical science and technology. At ReBalance, our doctors have comprehensive rehabilitation plans to give you the pain relief you’ve been searching for.
If you are experiencing any back pain, you can try the following natural treatments for quick relief:
- Exercise. Stretching, light lifting, and aerobic exercises all produce healthy results.
- Alternating temperatures. Apply ice to reduce swelling and heat to accelerate healing.
- Reduce your physical stress. Try relaxation techniques and refrain from any abrupt movement.
- Massage therapy. Professional massage treatments relax your body and your mind.
- Chiropractic treatments. Chiropractic manipulation is an effective upper and lower back pain treatment.
- Trigger point dry needling. Dry needling is a natural way to provide upper back pain relief, at least temporarily.
- Platelet-rich plasma injections. Platelet-rich plasma comes from your own blood. Injected at the site of pain, it is remarkably effective.
- Stem cell therapy. Using stem cells taken from your body, the treatment is effective in alleviating chronic and mild back pain.