Back Pain Treatments

The reality is that over time, anyone can face back pain that impairs life’s simplest of tasks or pleasures. In fact, according to Dr. Phillip Nutter of We Care Chiropractic Center in Pittsburgh, PA, back pain is recognized to be one of the most common reasons for people needing medical assistance or being forced to miss work.

What are the common reasons for back pain?

Back pain may manifest due to years of standing with poor posture or from sudden injuries. It can emanate from an injury or disorder that affects any of the tissues making up the spinal column, but some are more common than others -

  • Arthritis Osteoarthritis is a breakdown of cartilage that can impact any joint, including the lower back. Another common form of arthritis is spinal stenosis, which refers to a condition in which there is a narrowing of the spinal canal.
  • Strained Muscles/Sprained Ligaments An unanticipated, awkward movement or repetitive lifting can overstretch or fray the spine's ligaments and the surrounding back muscles – especially if you have overused your back.
  • Bulging/Ruptured Discs The discs that exist between vertebrae cushion your spine’s movement; however, for several reasons, including age, they can rupture or bulge, causing pressure on a nerve.
  • Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is when your bones (including spinal vertebrae) become porous, making them susceptible to fracture.

What are the common symptoms of back pain?

Typical symptoms associated with back pain include one or more of the following -

  • Sharp pain.
  • Dull aches.
  • Muscle spasms that cause sore/tender muscles.
  • Joint stiffness.
  • Limited range of motion.
  • Radiating pain or tingling down the legs or arms.
  • Numbness/weakness in muscles in the legs or lower back.
  • Difficulty standing up straight.
  • Pain when walking at your normal stride or pace.

If back pain symptoms are a recurring problem for you, seek a chiropractic evaluation.

Chiropractic Treatments for Back Pain

Treatment for back pain varies based on its cause. X-rays are done to the area or areas of complaint. The most common chiropractic treatment options offered by Dr. Nutter of We Care Chiropractic Center include the following -

  • Spinal Adjustments.
  • Trigger Point Therapy.
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation Therapy.
  • Therapeutic Exercise.
  • Spinal Decompression Traction.
  • The Pierce Technique.

Contact a Leading Pittsburgh, PA, for Back Pain Relief

If you would like additional information regarding various noninvasive treatment options for back pain relief, contact Dr. Nutter or a staff member of We Care Chiropractic Center at 412-795-2900 or online.  

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