Human spine is a column of 30 or more bones that are held together by tendons, muscles and ligaments which are then cushioned by shock absorbing disks. Problem in any one part of the spine can cause back pain. Back pain for some could be annoyance but for some it is much more than just annoyance, for them, it could be excruciating and disabling.
Common Causes for Back Pain
- Ankylosing Spondylitis – It is an inflammatory disease that results in the fusing of some of the vertebrae. The fusing causes the spine to be less flexible ultimately causing a hunched-forward posture.
- Fibromyalgia – This disorder leads to widespread musculoskeletal pain along with sleep, fatigue, sleep and even mood/memory issues. Research shows that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations in the back.
- Herniated Disk – It refers to a problem that happens with either of the rubbery cushions/disks that are stacked between the individual vertebrae bones of the spine leading to back pain.
- Kidney Infection – Pyelonephritis is a specific kind of urinary tract infection which generally begins in the urethra or the bladder and then travels up to the kidneys. It is also associated closely with back pain
- Osteoporosis – This disorder causes the bones to become brittle and weak, so brittle, that even a fall or coughing can lead to a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures commonly take place in the spine, hips or wrist.
Chiropractic for Back Pain
A chiropractor first takes account of the entire medical history of patient. He then undertakes physical examination of the patient, and then may order diagnostic imaging to determine whether this treatment is suitable or not.
Once the treatment commences, it may involve more than one manual adjustments of the joints which the doctor manipulates using a controlled force to improve the range as well as the quality of motion. Chiropractors may also incorporate an additional nutritional counseling and exercise/rehabilitation the treatment plan to restore function.
Symptoms of Back Pain are:
- Persistent aches or stiffness anywhere along the spine.
- A sharp and localized pain anywhere in the neck.
- Chronic pain in the lower or middle back.
- Back pain that traverses from lower back down till the calf muscle.
- Any sort of numbness or weakness in arms and legs.
- Inability to stand without having spasms in lower back.
We, at Redefined Health, strive to provide the best chiropractic care for back pain in Edmonton.