Back Pain Chiropractor
Affordable Chiropractic Killeen has a team of chiropractors dedicated to addressing your back pain and other concerns. We are a trusted provider in Bell County for injury care, and that includes managing and relieving your back pain. Affordable Chiropractic in Killeen has provided trusted chiropractic care to the areas of Killeen, Temple, Belton, and greater Bell County for over 25 years
Back Pain Chiropractors
Millions of people suffer from back pain every year in the United States. Chiropractic care provides an all-natural solution to treatment and pain relief. People seek out chiropractic care for its therapeutic approach that addresses the body’s functioning from head to toe and doesn’t rely on strong pain medications with uncomfortable side effects. In fact, chiropractors take a drug-free approach to treating your pain by helping your body fight off infections, heal from injuries, and manage pain naturally. Chiropractors specialize in treating the spine and issues, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Whether your back pain is caused by a recent injury, a health condition, or general wear and tear on the body, chiropractors at Affordable Chiropractic Killeen are here to help.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can be dull and aching to sharp and stabbing. Some people are more likely to experience back pain, like those who sit at a desk or are on their feet for long hours of the day. When you stay in one position for a long period of time, it can compress the spine and put significant pressure on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support your back. Here are some examples of what might be causing your back pain and how a chiropractor can help:
The spine is made up of a series of vertebrae that are stacked one on top of the other from the base of your skull through your lower back. Each vertebra is a joint that provides flexibility and support to your back. If one of these vertebrae becomes misaligned, it can cause discomfort, put pressure on nearby nerves, and even disrupt communication from the brain to the nerves in your body. A properly aligned spine is key to the healthy functioning of your nervous system and the rest of your body. Poor posture, wear and tear on the body, and a sudden injury can all cause spinal misalignments.
Sprains and Strains
The muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues that support your spine and back can also become strained or sprained. Damage or tears to soft tissue can compromise the support your back needs to function properly. Muscle strains can make certain movements painful and uncomfortable. Sprains and strains can develop over time with repeated movements that continue to put stress on the back or from a sudden awkward motion that can cause damage.
Spinal Disc Issues
Each vertebra in the spine is separated by a spinal disc. These spinal discs provide support and shock absorption so that the joints can move without grinding against one another. Spinal discs have a tough outer shell and a softer material inside that can bulge or even rupture, which can cause back pain. A bulging or ruptured disc can put pressure on nearby nerves and cause stabbing, shooting pains, tingling, and numbness that can radiate into other parts of the body.
Arthritis is a common cause of back pain. There are many types of arthritis, though the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is most common in the lower back and can cause back pain, stiffness, and a limited range of motion. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation around the joints. This type of arthritis can affect the spine, especially the neck. Another health condition that can cause back pain is spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column. Spinal stenosis can also put pressure on nearby nerves and cause painful symptoms.
How Chiropractors Provide Back Pain Relief
Whether you experience back pain that comes and goes or back pain that is persistent, chiropractic care can help. You shouldn’t have to live with back pain that keeps you from going about your day and doing the things you enjoy. Chiropractors use safe, gentle, and effective approaches to provide back pain relief. Chiropractors aim to alleviate your pain while also helping you return to optimum health. Chiropractic techniques for back pain treatment include manual therapy, spinal decompression therapy, and active rehab.
Manual chiropractic therapy includes providing chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massage to the affected areas. Chiropractic adjustments help resolve misalignments in the spine and joints that are contributing to your pain. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help improve your posture by realigning your spine and teaching your muscles how to provide better support and stability for your back. Therapeutic massage can help restore healthy blood flow with oxygen and nutrients to the affected area and also stimulate healing in muscles and other soft tissues.
Spinal decompression therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatments to help provide relief for your back pain. This type of therapy is beneficial for injury or degeneration that affects your spinal discs. Active rehab also helps promote healing and pain relief by improving your strength and mobility. Stretching your muscles and strengthening your joints will help you in the healing process while also improving your mobility and functioning.
Diagnosing Back Pain
In order to diagnose your back pain, your chiropractor will first perform a physical assessment of your back and spine. Back pain chiropractors may use diagnostic tools like X-rays to help identify the root cause of your pain. At Affordable Chiropractic in Killeen, our chiropractors have access to X-rays on-site so that you don’t have to go all over town to get the help you need. X-rays provide your chiropractor with detailed images of the spine so they can identify any problem areas and diagnose your back pain. X-rays can also help inform the next steps for your back pain treatment. Our team at Affordable Chiropractic Killeen can take X-rays and review them all in one convenient location so you can get the comprehensive care you deserve.
Back Pain Treatment at Affordable Chiropractic
Once your chiropractor has identified the cause of your back pain, they can develop a treatment plan that works best for you. Our chiropractors at Affordable Chiropractic Killeen create personalized treatment plans for each person because we understand that no two experiences of back pain are exactly alike. Chiropractic treatment for your back pain will involve gently adjusting the spine to correct any spinal misalignments that may be contributing to your pain. Supporting your spine and bringing it into proper alignment will also help restore healthy functioning and communication of your nervous system.
People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic treatment for back pain, including children, adults, and the elderly. If you are experiencing back pain, then visit us at Affordable Chiropractic Killeen and seek treatment and relief for your back pain. Our walk-in chiropractors are spine specialists who will work with you one-on-one to address the root cause of your pain and help you experience lasting back pain relief. Book an appointment online or visit us to get started on chiropractic treatment for your back pain with our team at Affordable Chiropractic Killeen