Back Pain Treatment in Groton
If you are living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care in Groton might be a good treatment option. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it. In the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it. This article aims to help you to understand what causes lower back pain, and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.
Back Pain in Groton
The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. The following explains some of the most common issues and their identifying features. It also explains how chiropractic medicine can help to resolve them. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment, but we highly recommend that you seek a professional opinion to properly diagnose these issues.
At Advanced Back and Neck Care Center our name says it all. We are your center for back and neck care in Groton. Chronic sciatica, back or neck pain can be difficult to live with, and can affect your ability to enjoy life to its fullest. Our chiropractic care is a natural approach to relieving pain without surgery or prescription medications. We focus on treating the underlying cause of your pain, which maximizes relief and prevents pain from returning.
A frequent cause of lower back pain is sciatica. Sciatica occurs when a disc in the lumbar spine herniates or bulges out, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve and causing lower back pain which may radiate into the legs. A sports-related injury or work-related injury that causes a misalignment in the spine or damages the supporting muscles may result in pain in the back . Many patients sprain or strain their back through improper lifting or overexertion. Some patients experience back pain as the result of being overweight and need help with a healthy weight management program.
Disc Bulges and Herniations
Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.
It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. A chiropractor in Groton will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.
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Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.
Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains
Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.
Stress and Back Pain
Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.
Our professional care team consists of four chiropractic physicians with a variety of skills in hands-on manipulation and adjustment, soothing massage therapy, rehabilitative physiotherapy, weight loss management, and sports injury care. Each Groton chiropractor on our team will assess the pain in your neck and back, consider your overall health situation, and develop a treatment plan to provide maximum relief.
Hands-on spinal manipulations and adjustments can treat subluxations and herniations by bringing the spinal column back into proper alignment. Traction may be recommended to relieve the pain of whiplash or sciatica by stretching the spinal column. Massage therapy is used to relieve stress in aching muscles and promote the healing flow of oxygen throughout the body. If you have suffered some type of sports injury or work-related injury we may recommend physiotherapy treatments such as corrective exercises, muscle and neural stimulation, or heat and cold therapy to help rehabilitate injured ligaments, build core strength and restore range of motion. Patients needing assistance with weight management will benefit from our weight loss program which combines a sensible nutrition plan with a smart movement plan to work your body back into shape.
Sign up for our free health and weight loss workshops to learn more about ways to improve your health safely and naturally, while also reducing pain symptoms. At Advanced Back and Neck Care Center we want you to have a better way of life.
Other Issues that Cause Back Pain
Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to cause symptoms of lower back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. Groton chiropractic doctors are trained to identify these issues and support you in getting the appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in spinal misalignments and respond well to chiropractic adjustments.
If you have questions about how our team at Advanced Back and Neck Care Center can help you, please schedule a consultation today.
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and Neck Care Center
565 Long Hill Road
Groton, CT 06340
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