Back Pain Treatment in Burlington
If you are living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care in Burlington might be a good treatment option. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it. In the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it. This article aims to help you to understand what causes lower back pain, and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.
Back Pain in Burlington
The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. The following explains some of the most common issues and their identifying features. It also explains how chiropractic medicine can help to resolve them. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment, but we highly recommend that you seek a professional opinion to properly diagnose these issues.
Disc Bulges and Herniations
Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.
It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. A chiropractor in Burlington will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.
Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.
Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains
Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.
Stress and Back Pain
Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.
Other Issues that Cause Back Pain
Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to cause symptoms of lower back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. Burlington chiropractic doctors are trained to identify these issues and support you in getting the appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in spinal misalignments and respond well to chiropractic adjustments.
If you have questions about how our team at Burlington Chiropractic can help you, please schedule a consultation today.
Back Pain Treatment
Back pain doesn’t have to interrupt your life.
You don’t have to be frightened of the next excruciating episode of severe back pain stealing your health and happiness.
You might not be healthy again if you don’t get the cause fixed quickly.
Events you use to take for granted like family movie nights, dinner dates with your spouse, and fishing with your friends are grueling when debilitating back pain takes your breath away.
Something’s definitely wrong and you need to get it taken care of before it’s too late. Read on to find out how we helped Larry reduce his lower back pain…
“When I started chiropractic care in May, I had severe pain in the left side of my lower back that radiated down my hips in my leg. I also have Cerebral Palsy, so I have loud cracking in my back and legs. Since I’ve been seeing Dr. Galgano, my pain had been reduced by at least 60 to 70% and the cracking has stopped. Before, I couldn’t walk 15 feet without having a lot of pain, now I can walk a city block and back with my young daughter, Haley, when I could never do so before. Dr. Galgano has done me real good!”
- Larry P.
Thomas had a wonderful experience in our office as well:
"I had injured my back on 3 occasions and each time I was out of commission totally for 2 weeks. After the third occasion under the advice of a friend I came to your office, what a WONDERFUL experience. Not only did you correct my injured back, I was back in business in 2 days!!! NO PILLS, NO SURGERY…"
The more you want to ignore the pain, the worse it gets.Let’s face it, you know it won’t heal by itself. You want relief but no one can figure out the problem.
A private exam and custom therapy session may be the best answer to finally figure out your problem and appreciate a youthful active lifestyle once again. Medicine can leave you foggy headed and only give temporary relief while the root cause of the injury deteriorates with every passing day.
Surgery is risky and delicate and may be unnecessary when a gentle chiropractic back pain treatment may be all you need.
Chiropractic therapy is gentle and safe and can end your pain once and for all.
At Burlington Chiropractic, Dr. Galgano will help zero in on the source of the injury and design the best therapy to get you healthy again.
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