What are Typical Back Pain Symptoms?
Many people feel a dull backache which sometimes radiates to the pelvis and hips and is often accompanied by muscle spasms. Sometimes the pain is sharp and tingling, a pins-and-needles sensation. Pain often worsens when people sit for long periods because sitting puts added pressure on the discs. Many patients say their back pain is the worst first thing in the morning, but better after they get up and move around.
How Do Back Injuries Occur?
Most often, people injure their backs by pulling a muscle or straining a ligament. Sports injuries and auto accidents are very common causes of back injuries. A pulled back muscle can occur quickly, perhaps from lifting something too heavy or twisting too fast.
Is My Chronic Back Pain Caused by a Condition?
Chronic back pain could be the results of a variety of conditions. Back pain is often due to development of arthritis, where the vertebrae impede range of motion and press on nerves. Sciatica is another condition that affects the lower back and legs, caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. Sometimes a slipped or herniated disc is causing the pain.
Why Does My Back Hurt When I Sit?
Poor posture often causes issues with the spine. Because of its curved structure and location, the spine can be injured over time by poor posture. If you sit all day at work, it’s important to be aware of posture and to make sure to stretch or walk around periodically during the day.
How Can I Get Relief for Back Pain?
Heat and ice therapy usually works, and you can take over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications. However, these options are temporary, and you’ll need a better longer-term option.
Chiropractic care is non-invasive and non-surgical care for your back pain. Our treatment is designed to correct the underlying spinal problem that is causing your pain. It begins by evaluating your spine and performing a chiropractic adjustment to align vertebrae and discs to promote healing and ease the pain.
Contact our Milwaukie Chiropractor for Back Pain Relief
Come see us at Eastside Spine & Injury or call us at (503) 654-7400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sims, our experienced Milwaukie chiropractor. We are here for you and ready to provide back pain relief.