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Back Pain Q&A

Chiropractic located in Manassas, VA

Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Manassas, VA

Struggling to manage back pain with medication doesn’t address the cause of your condition or resolve it. If you’re weary of back pain and want an effective solution, turn to Lincoln German, DC, and Mikaela Foley, DC, at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center in Manassas, Virginia. These experienced chiropractors offer a range of treatments, like spinal manipulation and decompression, that focus on addressing the cause of your back pain. To find out how you can free yourself from back pain, call Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center today or book an appointment online.

What causes back pain?

Falls, injuries at work, auto accidents, and playing sports can all cause back pain. Back pain often results from soft tissue injuries like muscle strains and ligament sprains. You can suffer these problems if you do more physical activity than you’re ready for, make sudden and awkward spinal movements, or lift heavy items without using proper lifting techniques. 

Other conditions that often cause back pain include:

  • Subluxations (vertebral misalignments)
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowed spinal canal)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipping vertebrae)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis (abnormal spinal curvature)
  • Sciatica
  • Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporosis

Poor posture and doing the same movements repeatedly can also lead to back pain.

Why does back pain affect my arms and legs?

Back pain commonly affects the arms and legs due to radiculopathy (spinal nerve compression). Your spinal canal is a hollow channel formed by the vertebrae. It contains your spinal cord, a central nerve hub that communicates sensory information to your brain.

Peripheral nerves that spread throughout your body come from your spinal cord. If something presses on, pinches, or damages one of these nerves, it can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and unpleasant tingling or prickling sensations.

These sensations travel along the length of the nerve. In your neck (cervical spine), they tend to affect your arms and hands. In your lower back (lumbar spine), you feel pain and other sensations in your hips, buttocks, and legs.

Many back pain conditions cause nerve compression, so it’s not unusual to experience these symptoms at the same time. A typical example is sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy), where the large sciatic nerve at the base of your spine comes under pressure. Sciatica causes pain that most often travels down one leg.

How is back pain treated?

The primary treatment for back pain at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center is chiropractic care. Your provider might use manual manipulation techniques or specialized chiropractic tools to adjust misaligned vertebrae in your spine.

Other treatments you could benefit from include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Myofascial dry needling
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Postural rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

The Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center team’s expertise in chiropractic techniques decompresses your spine, relieving pressure on the discs and nerves. Better overall spinal alignment doesn’t just reduce neck or back pain — it also improves your general health and well-being.

To explore the benefits of expert chiropractic care for back pain, call Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center today or book an appointment online.

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