We've all experienced pain at some point in our lives. Pain is natural in the fact that it is a normal response of our bodies when something is wrong. The unnatural part comes in because the body is not designed to constantly live in pain; it is not a natural state in which to thrive. Thus, to keep the body from constantly being in pain, we have to find out what the problem is in order to decide how to fix it. This is especially true when it comes to back pain.
This is where Dr. Pettet and the team at Back & Neck Care Chiropractic & Sports Massage comes in. As a Vancouver chiropractor
, Dr. Pettet strives to help his patients understand the root of their back pain in order to make treatment effective and to prevent future back pain.
Common Causes of Back Pain and Associated Pain Management Techniques
Muscle strain is one of the most common causes of back pain in our patients. This usually happens when bending, lifting, pulling or during any type of physical activity. A few patients have even reported muscle strain from sleeping or sitting the wrong way. Incredibly common, we often treat this pain type with general chiropractic care. Massage therapy, heat therapy or ice therapy may also be recommended.
Herniated discs are another common cause of pain. This usually happens when spinal nerves become compressed near the area in which they exit the spinal column. Again, adjustment and other physiotherapy options may be helpful for the patient. Sciatica problems and spinal misalignment can also lead to chronic back pain.
Back pain can also be caused by lifting objects that are too heavy, auto accidents or personal injury accidents. In fact, back pain can happen in just about every lifestyle scenario possible!
Bottom line: pain should always be addressed by a health professional. Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment
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