Chiropractors may solve the back pain
It is known that back pain is one of the main reasons people pursue out the assistance of a chiropractor. While the symptoms may be caused by many different factors, from a herniated disc to an injury, back pain can affect quality of life, and result in reduced mobility and lost time at work.
A chiropractor seeks out the source of the back pain, rather than treating the symptoms, and their treatments have been proves to have affected results in many cases.
A lot of people go through long-term low back distress. Lower back aches can be triggered when we overuse muscular areas, strain muscles, or hurt the muscles, ligaments or discs in your backside. The pain commonly causes us to walk differently in order to avoid the distress. Nevertheless, once we do this, we are creating lower back discomfort as the spine is not ranged correctly. When there is pressure around the nerve origins that cause you severe pain, you will be diagnosed with a herniated disc, arthritis or perhaps backbone stenosis. Mostly it can be due to age that some people go through back pain.
If the jelly-like element inside a disc leaks out from its normal location, it will cause pressure on the highly subtle nerve root resulting in discomfort which range from slight, constant lower back pain to sharp, pinching pains which can be related to sciatic nerve.
Symptoms of low back pain depend on the cause.
Back sprain or strain
Symptoms typically include:
- Muscle spasms, cramping, and stiffness.
- Pain in the back and sometimes in the buttock. It may come on quickly or gradually. It most often occurs in episodes. Certain movements make it worse, and doing light activities such as walking makes it feel better. The worst pain usually lasts 48 to 72 hours and may be followed by days or weeks of less severe pain.
Symptoms typically include:
- Leg pain. If pain extends below the knee, it is more likely to be due to pressure on a nerve than to a muscle problem. Most commonly, it's a pain that starts in the buttock and travels down the back of the leg as far as the ankle or foot. This pain pattern is known as sciatica (say "sy-AT-ih-kuh"). For more information, see the topic Sciatica.
- Nerve-related problems, such as tingling, numbness, or weakness in one leg or in the foot, lower leg, or both legs. Tingling may begin in the buttock and extend to the ankle or foot. Weakness or numbness in both legs, or loss of bladder and/or bowel control, are symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, which requires immediate medical attention.
Arthritis of the spine
Osteoarthritis of the spine usually causes pain that:
- Is worse in the back and hip region.
- Starts gradually, gets worse over time, and lasts longer than 3 to 6 months.
- Is generally worse in the morning or after prolonged periods of inactivity. Arthritis pain gets better when you move around.
Symptoms of diseases that affect the spine depend on the disease. They may include:
- Pain that is worse in the affected part of the spine (for instance, if there is a compression fracture, tumor, or infection).
- Pain that starts gradually, is constant, and may be sharp or a dull ache. Bed rest doesn't help and may make it worse (for example, tumors on the spine often cause night pain). The pain lasts longer than 2 to 3 weeks.
- Sensitivity of the spine to touch and pressure.
- Pain that wakes you up from sleep.