Many structures in your back can cause pain if they are injured or irritated. Common locations of back pain include your:
Nerves located between each vertebrae
Muscles that support your spine and rib cage
Injuries and irritation to these areas can cause a range of sensations, including popping, cracking, throbbing, aching, sharp pain, shooting pain, and an inability to move without pain. If your back is injured, it can limit your ability to lie down, sit comfortably, stand, and walk.
What Causes Back Pain? If you’re experiencing back pain, your provider will ask about the location of your pain and what you’re feeling to better determine the cause. Common causes include:
Sprains and strains
Degenerative Disc Disease
Intersegmental Joint Dysfunction
Traumatic injuries, wear and tear, and sudden movements can cause back pain. In some cases, you may even wake up with pain or stand up from a seated position and feel pain.
How is Back Pain Diagnosed?
The cause of your back pain is diagnosed based on your medical history, symptoms, and a comprehensive physical exam. Your provider will ask when your pain started, what may have preceded it, and things you do that may make the pain better or worse. Your provider will then perform a physical exam. They will assess your flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength, and movements that may irritate or improve your back pain. If your provider suspects arthritis or a herniated disc, they may order X-rays or an MRI. Based on the results of your examination, your provider will diagnose the cause of your back pain and provide recommendations for treatment.
How is Back Pain Treated?
Your provider will provide treatment recommendations based on the cause of your back pain. In many cases, a combination of chiropractic care and rehab will restore your range of motion, decrease your pain, and strengthen your back. If you’re suffering from back pain, get relief from the team at Modern Concepts by scheduling a visit online or over the phone today.
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"I appreciate the time and sincere effort the doctors and staff provide for my care. The holistic approach to care is refreshing. I was facing a potential surgical correction for my pain, but with the combination of chiropractic care and therapeutic exercises, I am managing pain, have not had surgery, and feel so much better! Thank you! -Stefanie M.
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