WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN

WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN

Oh my aching back! It is a refrain heard daily. While back pain seems to be a fixture in a sedentary society like ours, with hours spent hunched over big and small screens, it is well to remember that it should not be considered a fact of life, but rather an effect of life, and like all effects, it must have a cause. A visit to our chiropractic office in Redding, CA is a good first step in determining its origin. In the unlikely case treatment by our licensed and experienced chiropractors, or massage therapy, cannot address your pain, we can advise you what type of specialist may be able to.

Muscle and ligament injuries are among the most common causes of back pain. Digging in the garden or moving furniture can overstretch muscles and ligaments, resulting in sprains.

Disc degradation, resulting from Osteoarthritis, causes the joints in the spine to rub against each other As a result, the back feels stiff or pain after standing or walking.

Spinal degenerative conditions also cause back pain.

  • Herniated discs compromise the natural shock-absorbing properties of the discs.
  • Stenosis, in which the space between the bones surrounding the spinal cord narrows, puts pressure on the nerves.
  • Spondylolisthesis, a condition where the ligaments and joints that keep the bones of the spine lined up loosen, allows the bones to slip or rub against each other.

All three of these conditions place pressure on sensitive nerves of the spinal cord, and a ruptured disc can cause sciatica, a shooting pain from the spine downwards into the legs.

Our Chiropractic Care Does Not Exist in a Vacuum

When you visit our practice, you will receive a spinal and postural screening and you will also learn about our other wellness services. You see, we view massage therapy, corrective exercises, and lifestyle advice, as going hand-in-hand with chiropractic adjustments. Contact us for an appointment at (530) 221-4991. Churn Creek Chiropractic is located in Shasta County, and serve the surrounding communities of Redding, Centerville, Bella Vista, Anderson, and Happy Valley, CA.

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