BACK PAIN IS LEADING CAUSE OF DISABILITY
Eight out of ten adults experiencing back pain or backaches at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work and a leading cause of disability worldwide.The main symptom of back pain is an ache or pain anywhere on the back, and sometimes goes all the way down to the buttocks and legs. Some back troubles can cause pain in other parts of the body, depending on the nerves affected.
Even though back pain can affect people of all ages, it is especially more common among adults aged 35 to 55. Back pain is associated with the way our bones, muscles and ligaments in our backs work and connect together.
BACK PAIN CAUSES
Your back is made of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks and bones. Problems with any of these components can lead to back pain. Here are key reasons:
Strains are the most common causes of back pain: strained muscles, strained ligaments or a muscle spasm. These are often a result of lifting something heavy or improperly, or from an abrupt or awkward movement.
Structural problems may also result in back pain from ruptured disks, herniated or bulging disks, sciatica, arthritis, abnormal curvature of the spine or osteoporosis.
Everyday activities or poor posture can cause back pain from straining the neck forward, computer use, driving, bending awkwardly, pushing, pulling, carrying, twisting, coughing, sneezing, muscle tension, and over stretching.
SCIATICA AFFECTS 3 MILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR
WHAT IS SCIATICA?
Many people confuse sciatica with general back pain. However, sciatica is not just limited to the back. Sciatica pain originates in the spine and radiates along the sciatic nerve, which starts at the lower back and runs down one or both legs. The pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or severe pain. LEARN MORE ABOUT SCIATICA AND TREATMENT.
Chiropractic Treatment is Very Effective for Back Pain.
BACK PAIN TREATMENT
Chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective methods for the treatment of back pain. Dr. Chris Hummel has helped many patients recover from back pain. Hummel Chiropractic provides adjustments and many chiropractic services that help manipulate the spine and relieve muscle stress around the spine, increase range of motion, and improve muscle strength. Our goal is to help you recover from injuries and conditions more quickly. For a free consult and evaluation, call us at 314-838-8780.
Hummel Chiropractic’s goal is to help our patients’ lead healthy and pain-free lives with comprehensive and personalized chiropractic services. Dr. Chris Hummel, a chiropractic physician, helps patients recover from sciatica, back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, auto injuries, personal injuries, whiplash, repetitive motion injuries, and sports injuries. Our practice focuses on creating a personalized treatment and rehabilitation plan for every patient.