When you think of back pain, you often think of chiropractic care

That’s for good reason. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to manage and heal back pain.

Our team has been educated and certified in specific treatments that find the root cause of back pain and mend it at the source. 

You may assume back pain only occurs in those involved in an auto accident or have had a sporting injury or a sudden, unexpected trauma.

That’s far from the truth.

We work with several patients who have acquired back pain through muscle overuse, an old injury, poor posture, and more. Whether your back is aching from sitting at a desk all day, training for a weightlifting competition, a powerful sneeze, or a slip and fall, we have the non-invasive, natural services to get your back supporting you properly, free from pain.

Are you dealing with mid back pain?

Watch this video to learn more about how back pain forms.

Understanding the anatomy of mid back pain

Your spine is formed by a set of 24 bones that are stacked on top of each other with a soft "disc" between each segment to allow for flexibility.

In a normal and healthy back, each joint in your spine should move freely and independently.

For a visual aid, it might be helpful to imagine a normal spine functioning like a big spring moving freely in every direction. If your spine has a joint restriction it is similar to having a section of that spring welded together. The spring may still move as a whole, but a portion of it is no longer functioning. 

Understanding the causes of joint restrictions

Joint restrictions can develop in a number of different ways.

In some situations, they are formed by the individual suffering from an accident or injury. In other cases, they develop from a repetitive strain or through poor posture. Being overweight, smoking, strenuous work, and emotional stress can increase the risk of you suffering from problems.

If a joint is restricted there is often swelling and inflammation, which triggers muscular guarding leading to more restriction. Since your spine works as a unit, and not as isolated pieces, a joint restriction in one area of your spine can have a negative impact on other areas of your back or your back as a whole. It may be helpful to think of this situation as a rowboat with multiple oarsmen on each side. When one rower quits, the others are placed under additional stress and can become overworked.

When to contact a professional about a joint restriction.

Joint restrictions most commonly cause the impacted area to experience tenderness and discomfort.

You may notice that you do not have your full range of motion. In some situations, movement may increase your discomfort.

Pain from a restricted joint often starts around your rib cage and then moves up & down your spine. Always be sure to contact us if you experience any chest pain, shortness of breath, unusual cough, indigestion or flu-like complaints. Long-standing restrictions are thought to result in arthritis - much like the way a slightly misaligned wheel on your car causes premature wearing of your tire. 

How do we treat back pain?

You should recognize that your problem is very common and is usually very treatable.

Chiropractic care has been proven to be both the safest and most effective treatment for joint restrictions. At our office we offer several different tools to help ease your pain. To speed your recovery, you should avoid activities that make your pain worse. Be sure to take frequent breaks if you have a lot of sedentary activity. Yoga has also been shown to help back pain sufferers so consider joining a class or finding one online.

Why you should visit us for your back pain

Our team will find what’s causing your back pain and fix the root cause.

However, correcting your back injury is only part of what we do. We provide you with solutions that you can use at home, at the office, while you sleep, and everywhere in between. The goal is to prevent your pain from recurring. 

Combining our in-office chiropractic treatments with exercises, stretches, massage, and advice on active living, your pain will dismantle, your activity level will rise, and you’ll get back to doing the things you love. 

Benefits of Back Pain Care

Your back pain is keeping you from living your best life, but it doesn’t have to be. Chiropractic care for your back offers an array of benefits. Our Anchorage clinic wants to support you in your natural healing process. We’ll offer a plan with the least amount of in-office visits possible, take-home routines, preventative care practices, and active care advice and guidance. 

Your non-invasive, responsible health program is individualized to your needs, abilities, comfort, and goals. 

Take Control Of Your Health And Your Life

Don’t miss out on your event, avoid that family gathering, or lose those coveted sick days at work. Our Anchorage chiropractic clinic is here to offer you high-quality back care that’s effective and efficient.

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