Why People Need Back Pain Therapy

Posted on: September 16, 2017

By offering back pain therapy in our clinic, we are able to provide relief to patients who are suffering from constant pain or an inability to move about freely. There are several reasons that back pain begins in the first place. By understanding what the possible causes of back pain, patients can take steps to prevent pain in the future.

Accidents

Accidents are the leading cause of back pain. Many people are not aware of how badly they can injure their back by something as simple as a slip and fall accident. However, any incident that causes the body to suddenly move and jerk can cause back problems. Back pain can result from falling down, being injured at work or being in a car accident.

Even a minor fender-bender can lead to whiplash, causing a great deal of pain and discomfort several days after the actual accident. Preventing accidents is not always possible. However, it is possible to wear sturdy shoes, pay attention, be careful at work, and practice defensive driving. These steps are only a few methods to help reduce the likelihood of an accident.

Heavy lifting

Many people visit our clinic for back pain therapy after becoming hurt due to lifting a heavy object. A workplace injury is a frequent occurrence when people have to lift or carry heavy boxes, but it can also happen at home. Something as simple as moving the couch during a redecorating project or trying to carry something for a neighbor can cause back problems.

When lifting a heavy object, it is important to bend and lift from the hips rather than putting pressure on the back. There are braces that people can wear to reduce the likelihood of an injury occurring.

Inactivity

Ironically, not being active at all, can be just as dangerous as being incredibly active. When a person sits all day, their muscles can become stiff and their body weak. This increases the likelihood of an injury occurring for a variety of reasons. Even stiffness from a lack of movement can reduce mobility and cause discomfort. This makes it important to stretch, go for walks and get regular exercise.

Disc problems

When patients are suffering from severe or chronic back pain, it is often due to problems with the discs in between the vertebrae in the spine. This leads to an urgent and immediate need for back pain therapy. The discs play an important role in the health of the back. If the bones in the spine were to touch directly, it will cause a great deal of intense pain.

Think of discs like a pillow between the bones in the spine. If they were to rupture or slip out of place, they would suddenly begin touching and causing irritation.

Back pain therapy

These are just a few of the things that can lead to back problems and intense discomfort. Regardless of what has led to your back pain, it is important to visit our clinic for therapy as quickly as possible. The longer a person lives with a back injury, the worst is likely to get and scar tissue may begin to develop as well.

Through regular and ongoing treatment, it is often possible to reduce or eliminate pain altogether, regain mobility and return to a normal quality of life.