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Do You Have Back Pain?

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

If you are living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care in Columbia might be a good treatment option. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it. In the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it. This article aims to help you to understand what causes lower back pain, and how active release & chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.


Back Pain in Columbia

The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. The following explains some of the most common issues and their identifying features. It also explains how active release & chiropractic medicine can help to resolve them. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment, but we highly recommend that you seek a professional opinion to properly diagnose these issues.


Disc Bulges and Herniations

Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.

It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. At Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic, we will thoroughly assess your back including the spine and the soft tissues which contribute to the problem. We will determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, reduce pressure on the involved disc and supporting tissues, and provide relief from the associated pain.


Subluxations

Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including soft tissue dysfunction, physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques. Additionally, at Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic we resolve soft tissue aspects of the problem using active release techniques, the "gold standard" in soft tissue care.


Soft Tissue Dysfunction Including Muscular Strains and Tendon or Ligament Strains

Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Once injured, the involved soft tissues develop scar tissue and movement dysfunction which also affects the alignment of the spine. Highly effective active release techniques, the "gold standard" in soft tissue care, coupled with spinal adjustments provides excellent relief restoring proper tissue & joint function.


Stress and Back Pain

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension, scar tissue and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as fibrotic adhesions or trigger points. These fibrotic adhesions / trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic uses advanced soft tissue methods such as Active Release to release fibrotic adhesions and trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.


Other Issues that Cause Back Pain

Conditions such as obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections have been shown to cause symptoms of lower back pain. These are all serious issues that need to be identified and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. Columbia chiropractic doctors: Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic is well trained to identify these issues and support you in getting the appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in soft tissue dysfunction and spinal misalignments and respond well to care.

If you have questions about how our team at Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic can help you, please call today.

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Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic
4514 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 731-8121

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