Find out what could be causing all your back problems and how your Brunswick, GA chiropractor can help.
It’s important to note that back pain isn’t a diagnosis, but a symptom of a health problem. Because it can be challenging to know the root cause of your pain, you’ll want to turn to your Brunswick, GA chiropractor Dr. Trek Smith to find out what is going on and what you can do to treat it:
When we talk about mechanical problems we are talking about the way your spine moves. One of the common causes of back pain is a disorder known as disc degeneration, in which the discs between the spinal vertebrae begin to break down. This is a common issue that occurs more frequently as we age. As the discs deteriorate back pain can set in due to the stress being placed on these regions of the spine. Muscle tension, spasms and ruptured/herniated discs are also mechanical causes of back pain.
A sprain or a fracture to your spine can cause both acute and chronic back pain. When you sprain your back it causes tears in the ligaments of the spine. If you have osteoporosis then you are at an increased risk of developing a fractured spine. While not as common, accidents can also cause serious spinal injuries that produce back pain.
Many disorders could be contributing to your back pain. From scoliosis (an abnormal curvature in the spine) to several different types of arthritis (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis) to spinal stenosis (a condition that causes the spinal column to narrow so much that it puts pressure on the spine), there are countless medical conditions that could be responsible for your back pain.
Of course kidney infections, fibromyalgia, pregnancy and endometriosis can also be responsible for back pain.
If you are dealing with persistent back pain it’s time you did something about it. Turn to the spinal experts in Brunswick, GA at Back to Health Chiropractic to get you back on track.