If you are currently suffering from back pain, whether it be closer to the neck and shoulders or down by the lower back and lumbar spine, you may not know what caused your pain. Acute pain that has a sudden onset, may be from a strain or one time injury to the area, but then again, an injury can also lead to chronic pain and discomfort as well.
Regardless of your age, back pain can really affect your health and overall quality of life, but fortunately there are many treatment methods you can turn to in order to improve these conditions, in addition to plenty of preventative measures you can take as well.
If you are experiencing back pain that is interfering with your mobility, yet you know you have not suffered any sort of back injury or repeated stress and strain over the last few years, it would be wise to head into your local chiropractic clinic in order to get your back, neck, and spinal column checked by a doctor of chiropractic, as recommended by a post by ChiroNexus. He or she may find that you are suffering from disc degeneration, which can affect people of all ages and backgrounds.
While degenerating discs tend to be part of the natural aging process, they can develop at an earlier stage in life, and may cause more pain in some people than others. As a disc begins to degenerate, the soft tissues around it begin to become inflamed as the natural fluids between discs start to disappear. This inflammation will more than likely cause stiffness in the affected area,not to mention noticeable and painful symptoms. Even if you don’t feel any back or neck pain now, if your discs are starting to degenerate, you may feel pain in the future. This is why it is so crucial to start preventative care now to ensure the pain does not progress or even become unbearable later on.
Keeping up with regular sessions with a chiropractor can help maintain the health and proper posture of your spinal cord, so you will be less likely to develop disc degeneration over time. If you already know that you have this condition, seeing a doctor of chiropractic for treatment can help reduce the severity of the pain and discomfort that is commonly associated with this condition. Your chiropractor may work to relieve the pain, while also offering advice for home remedies that will further help you.
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