Back Pain Treatment and Relief from Our Odessa Chiropractic Staff
When your back hurts, moving around and getting through the day can be difficult, but so is missing out on things you enjoy. At Clark Chiropractic Clinic, our Midland and Odessa chiropractor team provides personally tailored back pain treatment to help get back in action. We're also happy to teach you facts about back pain so you can stay well-informed about this common health concern.
Conditions Associated with Back Pain
The spine is made up of hundreds of tissues, including joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs, and nerves, which work together to give you the stability and mobility needed to function in daily life. Your spine also protects your spinal cord, which travels down the middle of your spinal column.
Many health conditions can cause back pain, either directly, because of damage to spinal connective tissues, or indirectly, because of dysfunction in bodily systems (like the nervous system) that influence pain. Back pain doesn't always have a clear underlying cause, but the following are a few of the most common diagnoses associated with back pain:
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc herniation and bulge
- Sciatica or radiculopathy
- Sports injury
Symptoms of Back Pain
Back pain can affect any part of the spine, but is most often felt in the neck and lower back. The pain can be achy, dull, sore, or sharp, and may radiate down into one or more limbs. People with back pain frequently experience stiffness, tense muscles, decreased exercise tolerance, and tingling, numbness, or weakness in a limb. Their pain can get better or worse depending on things like time of day, movement or activity level, and stress.
Risk Factors for Back Pain
Back pain is very common. Most people will have it at least once. You might be more likely to have back pain if you:
- Have a family history of back pain
- Do a lot of physical labor or heavy lifting
- Are mostly sedentary
- Are older, or a male between the ages of 30 and 50
- Have other chronic health conditions like obesity, or are a smoker
How Chiropractic Care Helps People with Back Pain
Chiropractic care features the soft-touch technique which involves a combination of non-force or low-force treatments, including Cox decompression, exercises, stretches, and patient education. Our Odessa chiropractor is committed to helping people feel better and understand why they've been in pain, so they can avoid recurring problems!
Find Relief from Back Pain Now
Contact Clark Chiropractic Clinic at (432) 337-5553 to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor in Odessa, TX.