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Back Pain

Understanding Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

Back pain can significantly impact your quality of life by hindering your ability to work or perform daily activities. Fortunately, chiropractic care from Kaufman Chiropractic Clinic in Bothell and Monroe, WA, can effectively treat and manage several injuries and conditions that cause back pain. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common causes of back pain and how we can treat them.


Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain can have numerous causes that range from mild strains while playing sports to significant health conditions. Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle strains and sprains: Muscle strains and sprains often result from lifting heavy objects, awkward postures, or sudden movements.
  • Degenerative disc disease: As we age, the discs between our vertebrae lose water and become less flexible, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Sciatica: Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve gets compressed, causing radiating pain, numbness, and tingling.
  • Joint disorders: Arthritis and other joint problems can affect the spine and contribute to back pain.
  • Lifestyle factors: Poor posture, lack of exercise, and obesity can put additional strain on the back, leading to pain.

Correcting Misalignments With Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are usually the first treatment your chiropractor near you will use as part of your upper or lower back pain treatment plan. Adjustments can correct misalignments in your spine and surrounding structures to alleviate pain and improve joint mobility. This technique can also enhance nerve function, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Using Spinal Decompression to Create Space for Healing

Your chiropractor may use spinal decompression therapy as part of your lower or upper back pain treatment plan if you have a bulging or herniated disc. This specialized technique gently stretches the spine to create negative pressure within the discs. This increased space allows bulging discs to retract, reducing pressure on your spinal nerves. Your chiropractor can then restore your discs to their proper placement, alleviating pain and improving your range of motion.

Targeted Pain Relief Through Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is another tool employed by our chiropractor for back pain management. Low-level lasers emit specific wavelengths of light that penetrate deep tissues. This light stimulates your body’s natural healing processes to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Therapeutic Exercises to Empower Your Recovery

A crucial component of chiropractic care is patient education and active participation in the healing process. Our chiropractor often prescribes specific therapeutic exercises to strengthen core muscles, improve flexibility, and promote proper posture. These exercises empower you to manage your pain and prevent future issues.

Experience Long-Lasting Back Pain Relief With Chiropractic Care From Kaufman Chiropractic Clinic

Chiropractic care provides a long-term solution to your chronic back pain or injuries, so contact Kaufman Chiropractic Clinic in Bothell and Monroe, WA, to experience the benefits of chiropractic care on your health and well-being. Our chiropractor will create a customized treatment plan to alleviate pain and improve your range of motion, so call us and schedule a consultation at our Bothell office at (425) 486-1122 or our Monroe office at (360) 805-0112 to feel like yourself again.

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