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Back Pain Relief in McKinney and Albuquerque

person with low back painBesides the dangerous side effects of pain drugs, back pain is one of the leading reasons people visit emergency rooms yearly.

Back pain is a painful condition that affects adults of all ages. People suffering may find difficulty performing everyday tasks. Things like sitting, sleeping and engaging in physical activities become impossible as untreated pain gets worse. According to the American Chiropractic Association, an estimated 31 million Americans experience lower back pain. However, most people never take proactive measures to guard against it reoccurring.

Managing your back pain with chiropractic care can help alleviate back pain and restore quality of life. We help patients manage their back pain naturally. Our goal is to avoid surgery or dangerous medications.

Symptoms of Back Pain

Some of the most common symptoms we see in the practice often include:

  • Pain affects the back area and does not radiate to the leg
  • Difficulty standing, walking or sitting
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cramps
  • Pain is felt suddenly
  • Back is sore to the touch
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Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

We perform spinal adjustments to help patients manage back pain. Adjustments realign the vertebrae, resulting in reduced pressure on the spine. This technique improves communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Adjustments address the pain at its source while providing relief at the same time.

  • Comprehensive Exam: Your chiropractor will examine your back and entire spine to determine the best approach for your back pain. During the exam, we will check your posture and identify the areas of restricted movement.
  • Individualized Treatment Plan: We will assemble a comprehensive and individualized chiropractic plan. Resulting in a decrease in painful symptoms.
  • Spinal Adjustments: Spinal adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system. These adjustments provide relief from back pain.

Causes of Back Pain

Muscles, ligaments and tendons get strained when they are pulled or torn. This results in damaged fibers and pain. Additionally, if left untreated, it can lead to arthritis of the joints in the spine. This pain is more common in people who sit for long hours. Back pain is also related to long hours at a computer or bent over a smartphone. Finally, it is common among athletes who engage in physically demanding activities. However, if your spine is out of alignment, you can still suffer from a pulled muscle while doing simple things like bending over to pick up something.

When you are stressed, you become tense. Besides causing your blood pressure and heart rate to rise, stress also causes your muscles to tighten. Constant stress causes your muscles to become sore and weak. Therefore, leading to inflammation and pain. The beautiful thing about chiropractic care is it improves your body’s ability to adapt to stress.

A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of 1 or more of your backbones, called vertebrae. This spinal problem can potentially interrupt proper nerve function in your body. Therefore, these backbones can impact every aspect of your health.

A herniated disc results when the rubbery cushions located between vertebrae are damaged. Think of your discs as jelly doughnuts. If you push on one side of the doughnut, the jelly in the middle will push out of the other side. Your spinal discs work the same way. When one of these discs is out of alignment or develops a crack in its outer wall, problems start. Besides the inner disc material being pushed into your spinal nerves, it can also stop the joint from moving properly. Therefore, the irritated nerves cause pain, weakness, or numbness.

We’re Here to Help

To learn more about chiropractic care for back pain, schedule an appointment at Illumin8 Chiropractic. We can’t wait to help you get your health back!



Back Pain Relief McKinney TX, Albuquerque NM | (505) 407-3084