Are you tired of feeling like you can’t perform your best because of chronic back pain? Are you passing up opportunities to do what you love because you’re afraid the pain will get worse or hold you back from having fun?

By addressing the root cause of the problem, and understanding how chiropractic care can help you get there faster, you can reach your goals and finally beat the pain that’s been holding you back, often without medication or surgery.

Keep reading to learn more about the root causes of chronic back pain and the benefits of utilizing chiropractic care as a way to relieve your pain and do more of what you love!

Causes of Chronic Back Pain

There’s more than just one possible culprit when it comes to the cause of chronic back pain. Understanding the underlying issue is the first step to getting you back to your normal life, so let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for the pain you’re experiencing.

Muscle Strains and Sprains

Muscle strains are especially common, especially among athletes; and they’re also one of the main reasons why so many people experience back pain. Overstretching your muscles can lead to minor injuries, but more serious pain and injury may be caused by a tear in the tissues.

Now, when it comes to sprains in your back, these refer to an overstretched or torn ligament, not a muscle or tendon like a strain. You’ll notice symptoms like pain, swelling, and changes to the range of motion in your lower back.

How do you strain or sprain your back? Well, strains and sprains can sometimes be caused by overuse from repetitive motions during sports or at work. They can also be a result of lifting something heavy without the proper technique. The best way to identify if you’ve had a sprain or strain is to talk to a professional, like your chiropractor.

Spinal Conditions 

Conditions that affect your spine play a major role in chronic back pain. Here are some examples of spinal conditions that can could be contributing to your back pain:

Bulging Discs - The discs in your spine act like cushions between your vertebrae. Degenerative changes happen from the natural aging process, but an injury from something as simple as lifting a heavy object improperly can also cause your discs to bulge, putting more pressure on the nerves in your back and contributing to chronic back pain.

Spondylolisthesis - Spondylolisthesis is when one of your vertebrae shifts forward, which can cause instability and pressure on your spinal nerves and contribute to chronic back pain. Young athletes have a higher risk for this condition, especially those performing repetitive movements that force the back to arch, also called hyperextension movements.

Structural Conditions - Conditions like arthritis, which is characterized by the gradual thinning of the cartilage inside your spine, and spinal stenosis, where the spinal canal narrows and puts extra pressure on the nerves inside, are both common. Both of these conditions can affect the movement of your spine and contribute to chronic back pain.

Other conditions such as fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, and muscular weakness can all be contributing factors to chronic back pain as well, and those with these challenges can get relief through chiropractic treatments.

It’s important to remember that back pain can be a result of multiple factors, so working with a knowledgeable chiropractic specialist to figure out and address the cause of your pain is vital for lasting results.

The Role of Chiropractic Care in Managing Chronic Back Pain 

Chiropractic care for chronic back pain can help you start living life on your terms again, but how? Using a variety of techniques and a focus on spinal health, chiropractors promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Here are a few key treatments used:

  • Spinal Adjustments

Manual manipulations of the spine aim to gently correct any misalignments, which alleviates pressure on your nerves and allows them to function better. These targeted adjustments can provide immediate relief from chronic back pain and improve the overall health of your spine.

  • Soft Tissue Therapies

Chiropractic care for chronic back pain includes techniques such as stretching, myofascial release, and massage to improve flexibility, relieve tight muscles, and get your blood flowing. All of these can help your body heal and let you feel better in the meantime.

  • Holistic Approach to Care

Chiropractors look at the big picture to design a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. When you work with a chiropractor for your chronic back pain, you’ll get a personalized care plan that meets you where you are and is built to get you to your goals in a way that works for you.

Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

 Taking advantage of chiropractic care as a treatment option for your chronic back pain has many benefits beyond pain relief. Whether you’re navigating life with a chronic spinal condition like arthritis, or recovering from an injury you got on the field, regular chiropractic adjustments will help you finally see meaningful results.

Want to avoid surgery and the rough recovery that follows? Chiropractic treatments offer a non-invasive approach to care. Treating the underlying cause of your back pain can help your body heal naturally, instead of relying on surgery or medications to feel better and manage your pain.

Regular chiropractic visits can improve the flexibility and mobility in your spine. With a spine that feels good, you can get back to the activities you’ve been avoiding, without the fear of pain or injury.

Addressing the root cause of your chronic back pain means you’ll see progress that lasts. Chiropractic care is more than just a quick-fix, it’s a way to get the long-term pain relief you’ve been hoping for through sustainable, personalized treatments.

If you’re looking for a natural way to beat your chronic back pain and get back in the game, chiropractic treatments are just what you need!

Key Takeaways 

Getting relief from chronic back pain will help you get back to your favorite activities, improve your athletic performance, and benefit your overall health and well-being. Here are some key points to keep in mind:

  • Understanding the cause of your chronic back pain is the first step toward healing and recovery.
  • Muscle strains and sprains, spinal conditions, and some chronic health conditions are the most common causes of chronic back pain.
  • Chiropractic care focuses on finding and treating the root of the problem, instead of just treating the symptoms.
  • Chiropractic treatments are a non-invasive, natural, and personalized way to feel better long-term.

Chronic back can be a big challenge to live with, but it doesn’t have to be! Schedule a free discovery visit today via our online form here and see how our expert team at Strive2Move can help you feel better than ever!

Dr. Justin Rabinowitz

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