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Spinal Issues Strike Back!

By Sara Butler

Back pain strikes again! But what is causing it? There are many different triggers when it comes to back pain. It can be triggered by your fitness level, genetics, weight, and age. The good news is that there are many ways you can relieve back pain if you have it and prevent it if you don't -- and chiropractic care is one of those ways! Here are a few of the common causes of low back pain and what the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can do to help.

Chiropractic - What is it?

The American Chiropractic Association defines chiropractic as an approach to health that focuses on maintaining health naturally in order to help the body resist disease, treating the underlying disease instead of merely treating the symptoms. Chiropractors look at your whole body in order to assess your overall health, not simply where you are having problems.

To discover the root cause of what's ailing you, the chiropractors at The Joint identify and eliminate any joint dysfunctions and restrictions you may be experiencing. These issues can interfere with the functioning of your central nervous system and your body as a whole, so eliminating them can help to eliminate aches and pains but more importantly keep them from coming back.

The Causes of Back Pain

There are a variety of conditions that can cause back pain that ranges from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing pain. The chiropractor assesses your age, overall health, activity level, and medical history to try to determine what is causing your back pain. It may be something as simple as a strain or sprain or something as serious as a herniated disc. That's why, if you're experiencing back pain to any degree, it's important to have your symptoms checked by a chiropractor.

Based on what the chiropractor finds during their assessment, they will work with you to create a treatment plan to address your issues. This often includes hands-on spinal adjustments as well as exercise and stretches, depending upon the cause of your pain. Talk with the chiropractor about preventative things you can do at home to address your pain.

To learn more about how chiropractic care can help you to treat and prevent back pain, come into The Joint Chiropractic today. The chiropractors are always working to expand and refine their treatments in order to help you get back to a pain-free life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.

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