Back pain is such a common health problem that estimates show at least 70% of the global population will experience at least once in a lifetime. Back pain is even estimated to cost the United States more than $100 billion direct and indirect costs every year due to factors such as treatment, missed work, and lost wages.
At Armstrong Chiropractic Center, we feel strongly that chiropractic care should be considered one of the leading ways to both manage and prevent back pain. Keep reading to learn a bit more about this common condition and how our chiropractor in Temple, Texas can help.
The Causes of Back Pain
Back pain often comes on after an acute event, such as a car accident or sports injury. In other cases, back pain may be insidious and have no clear cause. Fortunately, most forms of back pain will respond positively to chiropractic care, even if you're not entirely sure why you're having it in the first place.
The following are a few of the most common causes of back pain that we diagnose and manage here at Armstrong Chiropractic:
- Muscle spasm or strain
- Spinal ligament sprain
- Spinal joint misalignment (also known as subluxation)
- Disc herniation or bulge
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Spinal nerve impingement
While not always avoidable, back pain can be more likely to occur if any of the following characteristics are true for you:
- You are overweight
- You are older than 35
- You are sedentary
- You have a physically demanding job
- You smoke
- You spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or hunched over your phone
- You recently were involved in an accident such as a car accident, sports accident, or some other slip, trip, or fall
Even high levels of mental distress or financial strain can affect the amount of back pain you have. Regardless, it's clear that back pain is a multifaceted issue.
How Our Chiropractor in Temple, Texas Can Help You Manage & Prevent Back Pain
When people come to our Temple, Texas chiropractic clinic for back pain treatment, our chiropractor will be sure to identify any and all factors contributing to their dysfunction. Based on a thorough physical examination, in-house X-ray imaging, and patient history intake, Dr. Armstrong will be able to devise a customized treatment plan for back pain sufferers that will decrease pain, promote tissue healing, restore normal movement and alignment, and help prevent recurring issues.
To help him achieve these goals, Dr. Armstrong may utilize any of the following back care techniques:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Strengthening and flexibility exercises
- Body mechanics and ergonomic training
- Lifestyle and nutritional counseling
These and other services are safe for kids, adults, and seniors alike!
Lead the Life You Desire with the Health You Deserve—And Experience Just How Helpful Our Temple Chiropractor Can Be!
Do you have back pain in Temple, Texas? Schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. Stephen Armstrong, by contacting our clinic today at 254-778-5575.