Chiropractic for Back Pain
"The back is a complex area of the body, composed of tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Understanding these components is crucial in identifying and addressing the root cause of pain." - Dr. Chelsey
At Lueken Chiropractic, we aim to provide you with effective treatment options for various back issues. While the following information serves as a general guideline, we strongly advise seeking professional advice for an accurate diagnosis.
DISCOVERING DISC BULGES AND HERNIATIONS
Disc bulges and herniations occur when the outer edges of the discs, situated between the vertebrae, become damaged, leading to the protrusion or displacement of the jelly-like center. Although this condition is surprisingly common, it may or may not be accompanied by pain. The intensity and quality of pain, if present, depend on the type and location of the herniation. If a damaged disc irritates a nearby nerve, severe shooting or stabbing pain may radiate along with weakness in the legs.
Identifying and promptly treating disc bulges and herniations is crucial to prevent further damage. Our chiropractors in Lafayette will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your back to determine the extent of the issue and provide suitable treatment options, aiming to alleviate associated pain and prevent the herniation from worsening.
Subluxation refers to misalignment within the vertebral column, which can result from various causes such as physical stress, trauma, or toxins. Subluxations often cause significant pain and hinder normal movement. Unfortunately, they are frequently overlooked contributors to back pain. At Lueken Chiropractic, our chiropractors are skilled at identifying and correcting subluxations using non-invasive adjustment techniques.
TACKLING MUSCULAR SPRAINS AND TENDON OR LIGAMENT STRAINS
Strains and sprains commonly occur when we engage in activities that strain our bodies or experience accidents. Tasks such as lifting while twisting or stretching beyond our limits can lead to painful strains and sprains in the back. These injuries are often accompanied by swelling and bruising in the affected area. Fortunately, chiropractic care is highly effective in addressing changes in spinal alignment caused by strains and sprains, offering relief and promoting healing.
MANAGING STRESS-RELATED BACK PAIN
Chronic stress takes a toll on the body, often resulting in hypertension and chronic back pain. Back pain associated with stress is primarily caused by tension and muscle spasms triggered by stress hormones. This tension tends to accumulate in what we refer to as trigger points, which can be extremely painful and require professional attention for resolution. Our chiropractors possess the knowledge and tools to alleviate stress from trigger points and address underlying nervous system imbalances, freeing your body from patterns of stress and pain.
IDENTIFYING OTHER CAUSES OF BACK PAIN
Various conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been linked to lower back pain. Swift identification and treatment of these issues are vital to prevent long-term health problems. Dr. Chelsey is trained to identify these conditions and guide you toward appropriate treatment. Many of these problems can be rooted in spinal misalignments, which often respond positively to chiropractic adjustments.
If you have any inquiries about how Dr. Chelsey at Lueken Chiropractic & Wellness Group can assist you with your back pain, please schedule a consultation today. Your well-being is our priority!