Back pain puts people in two camps: those who have it and those who have yet to experience the problem. For those lucky enough not to suffer from the condition yet, back pain can seem like a silly thing, over-emphasized and curable. For those who have it, back pain can range from temporary pain from a bad twist or pull to chronic dull pain that is there all day long every day to excruciating, debilitating pain that needs medical help just to get temporary relief. Confluence Chiropractic in Irvine, CA offers professional chiropractic treatment for the relief of back pain.
Causes of Back Pain
A big part of the complexity of back pain has to do with the fact that it is a symptom of many different causes. A myriad network of nerves makes up the area of the back, from the spinal cord itself to the nerves that shoot out and connect with other parts of the back and limbs. This is one of the big contributors to confusion about what might cause back pain, especially when the pain is felt in a location different from what is causing the symptom.
In serious cases, such as a sciatic nerve pinch, a person can be fundamentally immobilized by related back pain. Every movement and twitch can practically feel like a burning sensation or being stabbed by a sharp, sudden nerve flare that makes practical movement almost impossible.
For low level and basic back pain, the most basic treatment is rest and alternating ice and heat compresses to increase blood flow to the affected area. Oftentimes, low-level back pain is due to a swelling or twist and simply needs to wait until the body heals in a day or two.
Long-term or chronic back pain, however, can take much longer and won't respond to simple rest and recovery. In these cases, the cause keeps triggering a new injury or it simply won't heal right away and keeps being re-injured with motion. This condition tends to be more serious, causes sick leave, and oftentimes produces a temporary disability. Medication can help, but ultimately the root cause needs to be resolved to allow the body to heal. Chiropractic solutions often apply effectively in these cases.
Treating Severe Back Pain
In severe cases, back pain may be serious, excruciating, and non-stop. Serious medication or even surgery may be necessary. A burst disc, vertebrae damage, a collapsed back, fracture, or similar are often causes first triggered by trauma or degenerative conditions, and then they get worse.
In any seemingly serious back pain condition, a patient should see their doctor when possible to get a professional diagnosis. Serious cases can also come with control loss, bowel problems, and even an infection. Pain relief can seem impossible in these cases.
Chiropractic Care in Irvine
Our chiropractor at Confluence Chiropractic in Irvine can help with a highly professional approach to solving back pain successfully. Rather than just focusing on the pain, the chiropractic team confirms the cause and how to cut off the pain entirely. If you're tired of living with back pain and need real solutions, call and schedule the first appointment by calling us today at (949) 653-6777.