Back Pain Treatment in Calgary

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

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, it can be challenging to live with it. If you live with chronic back pain, then chiropractic care in Calgary might be a good treatment option. This article aims to help you understand what causes lower back pain and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health.


BACK PAIN IN CALGARY

The back is a broad term covering a large body area-made of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, locating and addressing the source of the pain can be difficult. 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 article is a general guideline to help you search for effective treatment. Still, we highly recommend that you seek a professional opinion to diagnose these issues properly.


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 damage causes the jelly-like center to bulge or push out. Disc injuries are a surprisingly common issue, and it is often, but not always, excruciating. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of the pain depend on the herniation's type and position. If the damaged disc irritates a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain and weakness in the legs is often severe.

This issue must be recognized and promptly treated to avoid further damage. A chiropractor in Calgary will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the problem and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation and provide relief from the associated pain.


SUBLUXATIONS

Subluxations, a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column, are among the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. There are various causes, including physical stress, emotional trauma, and toxins. Chiropractors 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 are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting or stretching past one's limits are common causes of 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 spine's alignment 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. Back pain results from tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The pressure will often accumulate as trigger points. These trigger points can be harrowing and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points. They deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may keep your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.

If you have questions about how our Chiropractic Center for Health team can help you, please schedule a consultation today.

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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Chiropractic Center for Health

768-500 Country Hills Boulevard NE
Calgary, AB T3K 4Y7

403-226-4433