When Should I Be Worried About Back Pain?
Dealing with chronic or recurring back pain? Here at Bee Caves Scoliosis and Chiropractic Center in Austin, TX, I like to find the root cause of your symptoms and stabilize the structures.
What could be causing my back pain?
This is the first thing we’re going to determine when you come into our office. After all, what’s causing your back pain is going to determine how we treat it. Some of the common causes of back pain that our Austin, TX, chiropractors see include:
- Poor posture
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
Factors such as sitting at your desk all day or improper movement patters can also cause back pain.
How can a chiropractor help my back pain?
There are various chiropractic solutions that can ease your back pain such as:
Neurological Stimulation With neural stimulation the posterior spinal chain is activated. This activation allows the muscles that are tight and guarding to relax and the posterior spinal chain to re-engage and protect the spine and surrounding soft tissues. This is usually the treatment people think of when they think of chiropractors.
Massage therapy If you find yourself dealing with spasms of localized pain in your back, our chiropractic team may recommend massage therapy, which applies pressure to certain areas of the body to alleviate pain and inflammation. Some massage therapy techniques are hands-on while others use instruments to stimulate blood flow to promote faster healing of damaged and inflamed tissue.
Foundation Training If your back pain is due to improper lifting technique, weak core or back muscles, or poor posture, these are things that we can correct through specialized exercises geared to your needs. By performing these corrective and therapeutic exercises on your own and in our office, you can continue to retrain and strengthen the muscles of your back to improve back pain.