Aching Back? Consult a Chiropractor
Has a fall, an auto accident or other injury left you with an aching
back? Have you always had a problem back that goes out on you seemingly
without provocation? Is standing up from your desk after a day's work a
less than enjoyable experience? Austin back pain
can have many causes, from acute injuries to a degenerative illness.
But most of the time, whatever the contributing issues, at the root of
your pain lies one common factor -- your spine is not lining up
properly, and the soft tissues attached to it are malfunctioning (and
protesting) as a result.
Imagine your back as scaffolding, supporting the weight of your
entire body. If that structure shifts to one side, so does everything
attached to it. Muscles and ligaments undergo unnatural strain, leading
to tears, sprains, and chronic pain or stiffness. To make matters worse,
the delicate vertebral discs between your vertebrae are no longer
receiving equal pressure, and one or more of them may bulge or herniate.
Pressure on the spinal nerves or nerve roots can cause a pinched nerve,
creating pain, numbness, tingling or loss of strength in the muscles
that those nerves communicate to. For example, a lower back injury such
as a slipped disc can lead to shooting pains down the sciatic nerve in
the leg, a condition known as sciatica. Any section of the spine can be
prone to such problems.
Help is Available in Austin
Fortunately for Austin back pain sufferers, relief
awaits here at Whitehead Chiropractic. We use advanced methods as the
Gonstead Technique, which allows us to spot the exact point along your
spinal column in need of correction. We can then apply highly precise
chiropractic adjustments to those areas. The nerves will then function
normally again, muscles and ligaments can heal, and pain and
inflammation will recede. We also prescribe strengthening exercises to
help your back remain on the straight and narrow.