Low back pain can occur from damaged disks, nerves, joints, and the soft tissue that surrounds your back.
To understand the cause of back pain, the Chiropractors at AICA College Park follow through with a complete examination in order to determine whether it’s:
The first two categories are most commonly treated by AICA College Park’s Chiropractors.
Making the proper diagnosis allows your Chiropractor to understand which direction to take regarding treatment.
It allows them to save time and provide treatment sooner than later by avoiding areas that may be in pain, but are not the source of the problem.
Diagnosing the root cause of back pain allows treatment to be direct and specific so that it will lead to the best possible outcome.
Mechanical back pain is the most popular type of back pain our Chiropractors treat, and it encompasses pain that occurs as a result of sprains, strains, facet and sacroiliac (SI) syndromes.
The primary difference between this condition and nerve root-related back pain is the lack of pinched nerves. Therefore, back pain does not often radiate, and if it does, it almost never extends beyond the knee and does not cause sudden weakness in the leg.
The cause of injury for both types of back pain can take place when a person does too much, maintains a particular awkward position for prolonged periods, or over extends themselves when trying to life heavy objects.
Back pain can also develop “insidiously” or for reasons that are not directly understood.
However, in most cases, back pain can be sourced back to a specific event or a series of micro-traumas that took place over the course of months or years.
Nerve root-related back pain is far less apparent, although it is often more significant- as the pain associated with a pinched nerve is often very sharp, radiates down through the legs, and leads to numbness, tingling, and sudden weakness.
Determining the cause of back pain helps Chiropractors understand what type of treatment solutions will work best to alleviate your pain, as well as treat the root source of your back injury.
You can treat the root cause of your back pain by scheduling a consultation with the Chiropractors at AICA College Park.
We are available 24/7 and can be contacted throughout online submission form or by calling our clinic at (404) 592-0319.