Back Pain FAQs with Our Glen Burnie Chiropractic Team
At Life Force Chiropractic in Glen Burnie, MD, our chiropractic staff gets asked a lot about back pain, like what causes it, how can you avoid it, and how you can find back pain relief. Keep reading to learn more and find out how our chiropractors, Dr. Brandon Hollenberg and Dr. Jordan Dusold, can help you or your loved one.
What Conditions Cause Back Pain?
Common conditions that can present with back pain include:
- spinal muscle strains
- herniated disc or bulging disc
- degenerative disc disease (which is similar to osteoarthritis in the spine) and other types of spinal joint dysfunction
It's also possible to have back pain even if there is no clear underlying cause. This is called "idiopathic" back pain. Even idiopathic back pain can benefit from treatments offered by our Glen Burnie chiropractic team!
What Are the Risk Factors for Back Pain?
Common risk factors for back pain include advancing age, a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, trauma or accidents, obesity, stress, and even smoking.
Back pain is very common, with up to 80% of people worldwide experiencing this type of pain during their lifetime.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Back Pain?
Back pain often leads to sharp, shooting, burning, aching, dull, or throbbing pain in the lower spine. It can also come with additional symptoms, including:
- stiffness in the back
- weakness and dysfunction of the pelvic floor and core muscles
- groin pain and hip pain
- pain, numbness, and tingling in one or both legs
- decreased activity tolerance
- reduced range of motion in the shoulders and/or hips
How Can a Chiropractor Treat Back Pain?
A chiropractor treats back pain first by using examination techniques, X-rays, and other tests to determine a diagnosis or rule out other underlying conditions. Based on our findings, our Glen Burnie chiropractors can then provide treatments shown to reduce back pain without drugs or surgery, including:
- chiropractic adjustments
- massage therapy
- core strengthening exercises and stretches
- modalities like cold laser therapy and dry needling
- posture training and lifestyle guidance
How Can I Prevent Back Pain?
You can reduce your risk of back pain by staying physically active, not smoking, learning how to improve your posture in a variety of situations, managing your stress, using good body mechanics when lifting or carrying heavy objects, getting good sleep, and maintaining a healthy diet.
Routine visits with a chiropractor can also help by ensuring your spinal health and alignment is optimal.
Are You Bothered by Back Pain?
If you're looking for a Glen Burnie, MD, chiropractor who can help you find relief from your back pain, contact Life Force Chiropractic at (410) 760-4141 to schedule an appointment today.