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Back Pain: Causes and Treatments

Your spine is your body’s central pillar. It helps you walk, sit, stand, twist, and bend. The spinal system includes vertebrae, discs, nerves, and the spinal cord. The discs that cushion vertebrae can compress with age or injury, leading to back injuries and back pain.

Regular body check-ups help maintain the body structure. In addition, a visit to a chiropractor is vital for your spinal health.

At Southmetro Chiropractic Center in Jonesboro, GA, we serve the Atlanta area with several convenient locations and are equipped to effectively take care of your back pain. Together with our staff, our chiropractic doctor will restore your spine using the most modern and effective techniques.

Causes of Back Pain

Conditions commonly linked to back pain include:

  • Muscle Strain: Lifting heavy objects repeatedly or sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.
  • Muscle Tension: Poor physical conditions make you strain, causing painful muscle spasms.
  • Auto injuries or fractures: An auto injury can make your body spring between the seat and seat belt. A car accident injury can cause strains, sprains, and whiplash.

Symptoms of Back Pain

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), back pain is one of the leading causes of disability. Significant symptoms can range from muscle aching to burning or a stabbing sensation.

While home treatment can sometimes improve your pain, it is essential to seek medical help if your pain is:

  • severe and doesn’t improve after rest
  • persistent for a long time
  • causes weakness and numbness in your legs
  • accompanied by unexplained weight loss

Consider a Non-Invasive Solution for Your Back Pain

Instead of medications that can sometimes cause severe side effects, a chiropractor can teach you exercises to increase your flexibility, strengthen your back, and improve posture.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can keep your back aligned and prevent future back pain. We offer spinal decompression to reduce pressure on the affected area, easing the pain and facilitating recovery.

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