Back Pain Miami | On-the-Go-Wellness
You’ve probably clicked here because BACK PAIN has had an effect on your life.
If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives. Chronic back pain, usually low back pain, is one of the leading causes of workplace productivity losses.
It’s normal to be sad, hopeless, or angry when experiencing back pain, especially if it’s chronic or severe lower back pain – as it can interfere with your life in a significant way. It can make simple daily activities like going for a run, playing with your kids, or doing chores around the house a nightmare.
If you’re experiencing back pain you may be feeling:
– Muscle aches
– Shooting or stabbing pain
– Pain that becomes worse when walking, lifting objects or sitting/standing for prolonged periods of time
–Pain that’s been affecting you for a while (chronic), or only recently (acute)
– Pain that is worse in the morning or at the end of the day
Back pain is also frequently accompanied with pain in the legs.
If you feel any of the above symptoms, keep reading. The sections below will explain some causes of back pain, how you can treat it, and potentially remove it from your life entirely by seeking the right Miami chiropractic care.
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Back Pain Causes
There are 33 spinal vertebrae in the back, which run from the neck to the tailbone. Between those vertebrae there are discs, which are a jelly-like substance that help protect the spine and facilitate back mobility. There are also hundreds of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that help hold the back together and coordinate movement.
The most important system of the human body is the nervous system, which coordinates all other systems of the body. Your heart cannot beat nor can your legs/arms move without the proper function of the nervous system. The nervous system comprises the brain, spinal cord and all the millions of exiting nerves.
Since the nervous system is so important, it makes sense that your spine was built to protect it. Without proper care and maintenance of the spine (or due to accidents and trauma), the nervous system cannot function optimally and, thus, back pain can develop.
There are hundreds of reasons why you may have upper, middle, or lower back pain. Here is a snippet of the many upper, middle, or lower back pain causes:
As stated above, the back has many spinal vertebrae, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Your back pain can be caused by unnatural strains or positions put on it.
These unnatural strains and positions may be caused by:
– Improper posture, especially if you work a manual labor job, desk job, or are an athlete.
– Improper sleeping position.
– Overuse of your back, particularly if you do physically strenuous activities like lifting heavy weight.
– Chronic conditions like osteoarthritis (arthritis).
The above-mentioned causes, and along with others, can lead to more serious conditions like pinched nerves, or bulging/ herniated discs.
Nervous System Issues
Back pain can also be caused by various nervous system conditions. The back has millions of nerves running in and out of it, and often a vertebrae can become misaligned or a disc can come out of its proper place, placing additional pressure on the exiting nerves.
Nerves can be injured from a variety of reasons, resulting in back pain:
– Pinched nerves. Sometimes this is a result of physical trauma or daily wear-and-tear.
– Ruptured discs, disc bulges or disc herniations. This may cause the disc to put pressure on the spinal cord and exiting nerve roots.
– Having an irregular structure, as in the case of scoliosis.
For example: a herniated or bulging disc can exert enough pressure on a nerve in the lower back, causing a condition called sciatica. Sciatica can cause severe pain in the lower back, the buttocks and even down the back of the leg to the foot.
Other conditions that may be causing your back pain include:
– Fibromyalgia: a disorder that causes widespread muscle pain, and fatigue.
– Kidney stones
– Along with others
We Chiros deal with the spine. It’s our bread and butter. The spine is composed of 33 bones called vertebrae. SO you can imagine that we’re pretty invested in bone health. Most people reach peak bone mass by age 30, and after that you’re losing more than you gain. By age 40, you’re losing bone mass. Which means, the younger you are the more time you have to set yourself up for success. While we all eventually lose bone mass, the more you accumulate, when young, the better protected you are against osteoporosis and fractures.
Here’s a fact: wellness does not just mean you’re physically healthy. You know how when someone says “how are you?” you don’t reply “I’m in shape!”? What do you say instead? Probably “I’m great/good/fine”, or… “I’m well.” Because wellness, and BEING well is about more than just your cardiovascular health and your waistline.
Mindfulness and meditation are not synonymous.
Surprise! Mindfulness is defined as “the mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and body sensations” by the Oxford Dictionary.
Meditation, on the other hand, is defined as “Thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.”
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Back Pain Treatments
As you have seen above, back pain can occur for many reasons. If you have severe lower back pain, chronic back pain, or any other back-related condition that worries you, consult your primary care physician, a physical therapist or a Miami chiropractic clinic physician. They will assess your individual condition and advise you on an upper, middle, or lower back pain treatment plan that is right for you.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Although chiropractors cannot help with all types of back pain, they can help with back pain that is related to the musculoskeletal and nervous system conditions giving you that lower back pain relief you are seeking.
To be sure, you should call your Miami chiropractor.
You can give us a call at , 305-721-2718 and we’ll be happy to help you figure out why you are experiencing back pain and if chiropractic is the correct course of treatment. We are dedicated to our clients and strive to be the best chiropractor in Miami for all your Wellness needs.
Here are some science-backed and natural (with practically no side-effects) chiropractic therapies that are regularly used to provide clients with lower, middle, or upper back pain relief.