Back Pain and Your Chiropractor
Most people have suffered back pain at some point in their life. It can range from a twinge in a muscle to debilitating pain. The pain may be brought on by a certain movement or can be permanent, making it difficult to adopt any comfortable position. Simple tasks such as walking, sitting down, or lifting even light objects can be troublesome or even impossible. Back pain can severely affect quality of life and is one of the prime reasons of work absenteeism.
There are many causes of back pain. For example the muscles and ligaments can be injured by overuse, bad lifting technique, sudden twisting, poor posture and excessive muscular tension. Intervertebral discs can become damaged and nerves may be trapped.
As a chiropractor I can help ensure the correct alignment of the spine, to promote mobility, alleviate muscle stress and to aid the functioning of the nervous system. Maintaining this correct alignment helps the body support its weight efficiently and effectively, so reducing the likelihood of strain, pain and injury.
My first concern is to identify the cause of the pain. We can then work on a treatment plan to try to alleviate the pain and do all we can to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
If you are near Broughton Grange or Guilsborough (Kettering) in Northamptonshire and need further advice, or need the services of an experienced chiropractor, please don't hesitate to contact me.