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Sore Back? Learn About Common Causes and Treatments

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A sore back can be debilitating and frustrating. Whether you have acute pain or are dealing with chronic discomfort, you must identify the underlying causes and explore ways to alleviate your pain.

Sore Back? Learn About Common Causes and Treatments

We want to share what can cause a sore back and options available to help you regain your comfort and mobility.

  • Poor Posture. Sitting or standing with improper alignment can put excessive stress on your spine, leading to muscle strain and discomfort. At Active Integrative Medicine, we can give you ways to maintain good posture at work and during daily activities to prevent and alleviate back pain.
  • Muscular Strain. Overexertion or lifting heavy objects improperly strains the muscles in your back, resulting in acute pain. This type of pain is often sharp and localized. Rest, ice, and stretching can help alleviate muscle strain, and chiropractic adjustments can aid in the recovery process.
  • Herniated Disc. This occurs when the soft inner part of a spinal disc protrudes through the outer layer. It causes intense back pain, as well as numbness and tingling in the legs. Chiropractic care can help you find relief from herniated discs through spinal adjustments and specific movements.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease. As people get older, spinal discs degenerate, leading to chronic back pain and reduced flexibility and mobility. Chiropractic care helps manage the symptoms by reducing pressure on affected discs.
  • Sciatica. This occurs from the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The nerve runs from the lower back down the legs. Sciatica feels like shooting pain, numbness, or tingling in the buttocks and legs. We can relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and provide relief.

Don’t let a sore back hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.