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Back Pain Treatment in Milford

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

If you are living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care in Milford 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 chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.


Did you know that 80 percent of us suffer from back pain at some point or other? It's like belonging to an extraordinarily large club that nobody wanted to join. If you're tired of struggling your way through daily life due to crippling back pain, you need to pursue safe, non-surgical relief here at Menta Chiropractic in Milford CT. We can provide chiropractic adjustment and other services to treat the underlying cause of your back pain, restoring function and letting you live life on your own terms again.

Your Aching Back: An Explanation
Back pain can attack you for all sorts of reasons. Some of the most obvious and dramatic examples involve acute back pain due to injuries. An auto accident, sports injury, or slip-and-fall incident at work can dislodge spinal vertebrae, stretch soft tissues, and herniated discs. A misguided effort to lift a heavy object may strain the lower back muscles, causing acute pain and stiffness. But you can also suffer from a variety of chronic back pain conditions. Examples of chronic back include:

  • Arthritis that afflicts the facet joints of the spine
  • Bulging/herniated discs that push their way onto nearby nerve roots, causing impingement and pain
  • Obesity and pregnancy, which increase the load on vertebral discs and back muscles
  • Weak, easily-fatigued back muscles (which may also promote poor posture)
  • Awkward workplace ergonomics that force you to twist or bend your back constantly

Chiropractic Techniques for Relieving Back Pain
Back pain sufferers often worry that their only options for relief consist of heavy painkillers or invasive surgical procedures. Fortunately, most of them are wrong. It's very likely that you can enjoy substantial relief from your back pain through non-invasive measures. Our chiropractor, Dr. Menta, can diagnose the root cause of your pain. By treating this root cause, we can remove the pain at its source instead of simply anesthetizing it temporarily, as painkillers do. We then prescribe a mix of natural treatments to help you eliminate or manage your condition. Your back may benefit from:

  • Chiropractic adjustments that correct your vertebral alignment, relieve nerve compression and increase flexibility
  • Corrective exercises to improve your back muscle strength, lengthen tight tissues and rehabilitate injuries
  • Lifestyle changes, including dietary changes as needed to help you shed extra pounds
  • Periodic posture checks to make sure your newly-aligned back retains its balance

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Back Pain in Milford

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 be 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 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. A chiropractor in Milford will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, 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 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.


Muscular Sprains 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. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.


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 and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from 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. Milford chiropractic doctors are trained to identify these issues and support you in getting the appropriate treatment. Many of these issues can have their source in spinal misalignments and respond well to chiropractic adjustments.

If you have questions about how our team at Menta Chiropractic, LLC can help you, please schedule a consultation today.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Tuesday
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Wednesday
9:30am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Thursday
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm


Saturday
Closed

Menta Chiropractic, LLC
148 Research Drive Suite A
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 713-8833

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