Ouch! If you’ve ever experienced back pain then you know how uncomfortable it can be. Whether that pain is sharp and sudden or dull and lingering, you need to find the right treatment to alleviate your discomfort. As a Richardson chiropractor, Dr. Zinovy Chukhman would be happy to be part of the team of doctors and specialists that help you eliminate your back pain, 75080, so you can return to your daily routine.
What Causes Back Pain?
Your back is a delicate and complex combination of muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and disks. In addition, there are cartilage-like pads cushioning the segments of the spine. With so many different components comprising the back, there can be a number of different reasons for pain.
One of the most common is strain—strained muscles or ligaments. This often occurs when you lift something improperly or an object that is too heavy. An awkward movement or muscle spasm can also lead to a strain.
Structural problems can also result in back pain. Disks cushion the spine’s vertebrae. If one of these ruptures or begins to bulge, there will be pressure on the nerve and consequently back pain. A bulging or herniated disk that presses on the nerve can also cause sciatica, which is a sharp pain that travels down the leg. Arthritis, curvature of the spine and osteoporosis can also lead to back pain.
Unfortunately, normal activities often play a role in your aching back. Bending, lifting, coughing, sneezing, long drives, and poor posture while sitting or standing are all culprits.
Signs and Symptoms of Back Pain
Other than the obvious—your back is killing you!—there are other indicators that something is amiss. Many times, a little rest and relaxation will be all that’s needed to treat back pain. However, you should see your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following accompany back pain:
- Leg pain
- Numbness or tingling in your back, neck, buttocks, legs or genitals
- Urinary incontinence or difficulty urinating
- Weight loss
- A recent traumatic injury
- Swelling on your back
Any other unusual signs and symptoms should be taken seriously, too.
Diagnosing Back Pain
As a chiropractor, Dr. Z will diagnose your pain by palpating your back and spine. Working in conjunction with primary care physicians, Dr. Z. can also consider x-rays, an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or CT scan (computerized tomography). Blood and urine test may also be ordered to rule out the possibility of infection. With all of this information, Dr. Z is better able to diagnose the cause of your back pain and create a treatment protocol of adjustments.
For Back Pain, 75080 Calls Dr. Z
If you’ve been searching for the “chiropractor near me” that can treat your back pain, then contact Alignright Chiropractic in Richardson, TX.