Back Pain Causes and Treatment in West Bloomfield, MI

Back pain can be quite debilitating and is one of the most difficult pains to diagnose and cure. Back pain issues are one of the main reasons that people visit a chiropractor.

Back Pain Causes

Some causes of back pain include impingement of the nerves, out of place discs, or muscular pain.

When nerves in the back are pinched, most people feel a shooting pain when they move. Numbness or tingling can also occur.

When discs bulge, the person generally feels a deep aching sensation that may also include symptoms from a pinched nerve. Nerves can frequently become pinched between a disc and a vertebra.

Muscular pain from muscle tension usually occurs as a constant aching sensation and can also cause severe tension headaches if left untreated.

Back Pain

Ways to Avoid Back Pain

You may not always be able to avoid back pain, but there are some things you can do to lessen your chances of developing it.

Using proper lifting techniques when picking up and carrying objects is very important. The primary cause of injury to the lower back is trying to use your back to lift heavy items rather than keeping your back straight, bending your knees, and lifting with your legs.

If you spend a lot of time at a desk or in front of a computer, it is important to take frequent breaks to perform some simple stretches and move around. Being mindful of your posture during periods of extended seating time can also have a dramatic positive effect.

Back Pain Treatments


After a thorough evaluation, Drs. Apfelblat can discuss back pain causes and treatment with you so you can make an informed decision about your care. Along with their highly-skilled staff of chiropractic assistants and massage therapists, they can ease your pain without invasive, risky, and expensive surgery. They use moist heat, massage, and several types of chiropractic adjustment methods to treat you, depending on your case.

Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?