Back Pain Remedies in Garden City, MI

Back Pain

Back pain has many causes. Injury, strain, or more serious conditions like arthritis may be to blame. These conditions can be minor or major, causing slight discomfort to disruption of everyday life.

What’s Causing My Back Pain?

It is wise to see a doctor for persistent back pain, but one of the first things your doctor will do is try to determine

what’s causing your pain. Common culprits include:

• Sports or work injury
• Strain from heavy lifting or repetitive movements
• Bulging or ruptured discs
• Osteoporosis
• Arthritis

Back pain can originate in many areas of the body including the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, or bones. Osteoporosis will typically originate in the bones. Strain will usually affect the muscles, ligaments, or tendons. A bulging disc will put pressure on the joints, causing pain to spread to other areas including the muscles and nerves.

How Can I Ease My Back Pain?

Back pain remedies come in all shapes and sizes depending on whether your pain is acute or chronic. Acute pain, such as that caused by injury or strain, usually lasts around six weeks or less.

Getting proper rest will allow your back muscles to heal naturally. Ice or cold therapy will reduce swelling. Practicing proper posture when sitting and standing will take pressure off sensitive back muscles, further reducing pain.

When you are dealing with chronic back pain, such as in osteoporosis or arthritis you will benefit from gentle exercise. You can also reduce swelling through a healthy diet that includes natural anti-inflammatories, such as pineapple.

Chiropractic care is another excellent option for those suffering from back pain. Using gentle spinal manipulations, your chiropractor can readjust your spine to restore proper alignment in the body. This reduces swelling, relieves pressure, and can ease pain.

Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.