Are you are living with chronic back pain? If so, Dr. Charles provides chiropractic care in Fort Lauderdale that will be a good treatment option. A large percentage of the population will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. The range can be from slightly irritating to completely crippling. Most people would rather live without their back pain, regardless of whether or not the level is acute or has become chronic . In extreme cases, living with it can be intolerable. Below we explain lower back pain and show how chiropractic treatment can help improve your back health.
There are many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones that make up the back of the body. Chiropractic medicine teaches a solid understanding of these different parts so that the doctor can locate and address the source of the pain. Some of the most common issues, their identifying features and the ways to resolve them are detailed below.
There is a disc in between each of the vertebra in the spine. They are full of fluid and function as shock absorbers. If, for any reason, too much force goes through the spine then the fluid in the disc can escape and irritate the nerves. This can be cause by one heavy load or multiple light loads over time.
When the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged these are called disc bulges and herniations. When the jelly-like center bulges or pushes out it can cause lower back pain, buttock pain, leg pain, muscular tension and spasms, as well as numbness and pins and needles.
The amount of pressure on the nerve determines the extent of the injury. It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage.
Dr. Charles, the premier chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale, will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of your injury and assess the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation. His treatment will provide relief from the associated pain.
Whenever there is a misalignment in the vertebral column it is called Subluxation. There are many different reasons why this may occur. Physical stress, trauma, and toxins are some of the causes. Because they are so painful, normal movement is disrupted. Chiropractors, like Dr, Charles, are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.
Whenever we engage in tasks that our body is not used to doing we can sometimes get strains and sprains. Thely can also happen when we are involved in accidents. Some of the most common causes to strains and sprains of the back are lifting while twisting, or stretching beyond our limit. Not only are these extremely painful, but they are also cause swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back also cause changes to the alignment of the spine and they usually respond well to chiropractic care.
A side effect of stress is neck and back pain. Over prolonged periods of time, repetitive bouts of stress can cause musculoskeletal issues in these regions of the body. Chronic stress affects the body, and eventually leads 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 grows at trigger points which are very painful. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from these trigger points. They are also knowledgable in dealing with the underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.
These are other serious medical conditions that may cause lower back pain. These include obesity, arthritis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections. They conditions need to be diagnosed and treated immediately to avoid long-term health issues. Fort Lauderdale chiropractic doctors, such as Dr. Charles, 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.
Call the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC today to schedule a consultation.