While back pain can be troubling, you don’t have to live with it for the rest of your life. With the help of chiropractic treatment, your back pain can go away without relying on pain medication. At Apps Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we prioritize the need to help our patients attain effective and safe back pain relief naturally. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive about back pain.

What causes back pain?

When your back structures are swollen or damaged, the resulting impinged nerve roots cause back pain. You can either have acute or chronic back pain. Some of the causes include:

  • Strain and sprain
  • Degenerative disc diseases like age
  • Ruptured or herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Medical conditions like osteoporosis, kidney stones, endometriosis, and tumors
  • Pregnancy
  • Soft tissue bruising
  • Incorrect posture

What are the symptoms of back pain?

The symptoms of back pain vary from one person to another. The symptoms depend on the area affected and the underlying cause of the pain. Some common symptoms include:

  • Joint dysfunction
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Aching and a dull sensation
  • Numbness in your legs
  • Difficulty standing for long hours
  • Difficulty standing straight without pain

How is back pain diagnosed?

We diagnose back pain through a comprehensive assessment. First, we go through your medical history, questions about your symptoms, physical examination, and conduct imaging tests like MRI and X-rays. All this will help our chiropractor conclude the nature of your back pain and the treatment method that should be applied.

How do chiropractors help with back pain?

Chiropractors offer various non-invasive techniques to alleviate both chronic and acute back pain. Some of the effective techniques for your back pain may include:

  • Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment
  • Exercise and rehabilitation
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Massage therapy

When should I seek a chiropractor’s treatment for my back pain?

Your spine is a crucial element of the body. Immediately after back pain strikes and the symptoms persist for days, seek chiropractic care to avoid chronic issues. Within a session or two, you may feel relief, but you may require different treatments for full-lasting results. Our chiropractor will advise you on the number of sessions required.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Back Pain Treatment in Wauwatosa and Elm Grove, WI

Call Apps Chiropractic & Wellness Center today at (414) 755-0016 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.