Back Pain Treatment at Back to Basics
Millions of people worldwide experience back pain, ranging from uncomfortable to debilitating, which can signify many underlying disorders. You might be experiencing it for several reasons, and at Back to Basics in Atlanta, we're here to help you understand the root cause.
The Spinal System
Your spinal system consists of a complex network of bones, tissues, and nerves. The spinal column runs from the base of the skull to the tailbone, and the spine is made up of 33 individual vertebrae that are separated by discs and held together by ligaments and muscles. Your spinal cord resides in the center of the spinal column and is a vital part of the central nervous system, carrying messages from the brain to the rest of the body.
The spinal system is crucial in maintaining your body's balance and posture. When it functions properly, it supports your entire body, but when issues arise, it can be painful and affect your whole musculoskeletal system. Therefore, if you're suffering from back pain, you need to seek chiropractic treatment to understand why.
Why Do I Have Back Pain?
This is a difficult question to answer because there are several reasons. You might have poor posture, muscle strain, degenerative conditions, and more. Sometimes pain occurs due to overuse, while other times it is related to an injury.
What Conditions Cause Back Pain?
Several conditions can cause back pain. Sometimes it stems from a personal injury, such as falling down stairs, lifting something heavy without supporting your back, or a car accident. In other cases, it can indicate arthritis, poor alignment, and other conditions that disrupt your spinal system's position.
Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from your lower back down to your legs and feet. When it becomes inflamed or irritated, it causes pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness, starting in the lower back and traveling down the legs and feet.
A herniated disc occurs when there is a problem with the spinal discs, which are cushion-like structures that sit between the vertebrae in the spine. When one of them becomes damaged, it can bulge or rupture, causing pressure on the nerves in your spine.
Contact Back to Basics in Atlanta, GA
Chiropractic treatment, such as adjustments, is a holistic, non-surgical approach to resolving your back pain for good. Our chiropractors serve the Atlanta community, and we offer various treatment options to realign your spine and ensure it functions correctly moving forward. These steps will help alleviate your pain, improve your range of motion, enhance your posture, reduce stress, and more. To schedule a chiropractic adjustment with our chiropractors, call (404) 351-1800.