Back Pain

Back pain can be challenging, potentially limiting your ability to walk or move. If you live in the Atlanta area, we invite you to come to our office at Preferred Chiropractic & Wellness | Preferred Regen ATL. Our professional staff are dedicated to working with clients who experience back pain, and we will work with you to find a solution for your pain. 


The Origins of Back Pain 

Back pain may involve misalignment of the muscles and bones of the spine. Additionally, between each of the spine bones is a gel-filled disc that cushions the spine bones when they move.  When someone is in an auto accident, or if they overstretch their back muscles, the spine bones will press too tightly against each other. In other cases, the discs may bulge out from between the bones, causing pain and limited movement.

In both cases, the nerves near the spine may be compressed, which causes back pain. A potential solution to this pain is to help move the spine back to its correct position. The good news is that a chiropractor on our team can use a chiropractic adjustment to help do just that.

Spinal Manipulation for Pain Relief 

Spinal manipulation involves a chiropractor using force to gently shift the position of the muscles near the spine. When the muscles shift their position, the spine bones will move back into their correct position. If the disc is bulging between the bones, spinal manipulation might help the discs regain their proper places. 

In addition to back pain, the nerves near the spine can cause other types of pain. For example, when the spine presses on the sciatic nerve, it causes sciatica. Chiropractors can work with patients who have sciatica and help their back and legs return to optimal wellness.

Mid Back Pain

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Are you regularly suffering from middle back pain below your neck and above the bottom of your rib cage? Referred to as the thoracic spine, this is one of the most common areas to experience chronic pain and a common reason why patients seek treatment with a chiropractor. Here is what you need to know.

Common Symptoms of Middle Back Pain

The thoracic spine or middle back is composed of twelve bones called the T1 to T12 vertebrae. In between these bones is what’s called disks. The job of this part of your body is to protect the spinal cord, and there are numerous muscles and nerves that can become injured or irritated in this region.

So, how do you know you’re experiencing middle back pain? The most common symptoms include muscle stiffness, sharp pain, sudden achiness, or a burning sensation. In minor cases, you might feel a dull pain that never quite fully goes away.

Causes of Middle Back Pain

There are numerous causes for pain in the thoracic spine. For example, chronic middle back pain can be caused by something as simple as sleeping wrong or poor posture. Those who are overweight or live a sedentary lifestyle also seem to experience it more.

But the problem could also be something more serious, too. Herniated disks, osteoarthritis, and joint fractures can all cause middle back pain. Severe injuries like falls, car accidents, sports injuries, and more can also be the culprit of severe thoracic spine pain.

Treatment of Middle Back Pain

So, how is middle back pain treated? Visiting your chiropractor is generally the first step in achieving relief. During the first appointment, they will generally evaluate your pain and take x-rays to ensure there are no fractures or visible damage to your spine.

In the case of degenerative disk disease or arthritis, there will be evidence on the scans and an appropriate course of treatment is prescribed. If it is simply muscular, your chiropractor will perform a manual adjustment and recommend special stretching exercises to improve posture, heat, or ice therapy at home, along with other treatments.

Find Relief from Back Pain

Experiencing acute to chronic back pain can be disruptive to your entire life. However, the good news is that there is a solution. Let our team help you find relief and get back to doing the things you love most. Please contact us today at (404) 888-0666 to schedule an appointment.

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