Do You Have Back Pain?
Back pain in Littleton is something that many people are likely to experience over the course of their life, often more than once. For some, back pain is something that only comes when something drastic happens, like an injury. For others, back pain is a chronic, regular, unwelcome presence, always ready to add more pain and discomfort to daily life.
So how does it happen? What can you do about it? Here are some of the more common causes in Littleton, for what is, unfortunately, a common condition.
Your backbone is made up of individual bones, or vertebrae, and in between these bones is a spongy muscle mass called a disc. This disc acts as a “shock absorber” of sorts, ensuring that as you move around over the course of the day, your backbone doesn’t suffer from undue forces or pressure.
A bulging disc occurs when one of these discs between bones develops a bump or bulge that squeezes it beyond the bones it “sandwiches” and makes contact with the spinal cord and/or other parts of the back. This causes a specific discomfort that is experienced as back pain.
If a bulging disc problem becomes more severe, it may not just bulge, but actually tear. When the problem becomes this severe, it is classified as a herniated disc, and can lead to even longer and more intense pain and discomfort.
The bones of your back are supposed to follow a smooth, continuous line. When some of those bones start moving “out of place,” this misalignment in your spine, or vertebral column can cause discomfort and even pain.
There are many different reasons for subluxation to occur. Anything from prolonged stress to an abnormally high amount of toxins, to plain old injury can cause it to happen. It’s also, unfortunately, a cause that is often overlooked when people are trying to diagnose the cause of a back pain.
Spraining the Muscle, Ligament or Tendon
This is probably one of the most common causes of backache and can happen to anyone in almost any activity. Spraining a muscle, ligament or tendon just means you’ve put more force on that part of your body than it can normally tolerate and becomes unnaturally stretched or injured as a result.
Typical examples of this are people overdoing it lifting heavy objects while moving. Getting caught up in an athletic activity and performing a high-stakes move that pushes your muscles beyond their limits, or even just getting older and not acknowledging that you’re not as strong or flexible as you used to be.
Stress & Medical Conditions
Stress can be a prime cause of back pain in Littleton. Stress can lead to hypertension in muscles, where you are tightening them without even realizing it for prolonged periods of time. Stress also releases hormones that can cause muscle spasms that lead to back pain.
Other medical conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and even obesity can have back pain as secondary effects. A combination of hormonal changes or weight changes can put both chemical and/or physical stresses on your body that result in the pain.
You Don’t Have To Live With It
Fortunately, our qualified chiropractor at Littleton Chiropractic has many different non-invasive approaches that can lead towards both temporary and long-term relief of back pain. If you’re suffering from back pain, but aren’t quite sure what the cause is, explore it together with an experienced chiropractor to narrow down the factors. You can find out what caused it, and quickly address it with the right techniques.
Call our team at Littleton Chiropractic in Littleton for an appointment today!
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