Chronic back pain is one of the most common complaints that doctors receive, and it affects millions of Americans every single day. While back pain is typically a matter of complex interactions and problems, the result is typically the same; muscles or disks are moved out of place and are impinging on nerves, causing pain. Because back pain is so debilitating and requires a doctor’s expertise to properly treat, making an appointment with a chiropractor should be your first step in pain management, and in the Fort Collins area, Dr. Ranae Beard is currently accepting new chiropractic patients.
Common Causes Of Back Pain
Your lower back is a meeting point of muscles and bones that must harmonize to keep you upright and pain-free. Sitting at a computer all day, an acute injury, and many other incidents can cause chronic lower back pain, including:
- Poor posture, especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle
- Lack of exercise, including regularly walking an adequate amount each day (at least 5000 steps)
- Disk problems
- Sciatic nerve compression
All these causes can create back pain that comes and goes, often for years, but a chiropractor can create a plan to resolve this back pain and improve your quality of life.
How To Treat Back Pain
If there is an underlying pathology, like arthritis or bone disease, your doctor will address that, first. Often, back pain is caused by spinal misalignment, and a chiropractor will use manual manipulation to release that misalignment and relieve pressure. When that is done, they will work with you to develop lifestyle changes that can help prevent future recurrences of back pain flares.
Weight loss, nutrition, daily stretches and exercise, step goals, and other methods of treatment can be used along with chiropractic care to keep you pain-free and living our best life.
Call Our Chiropractic Office Today!
The first step to resolving chronic low back pain is booking an appointment with Dr. Ranae Beard at her practice in Fort Collins. Striking the right balance between direct treatment and lifestyle changes can create a dramatic, lasting resolution to your pain and start you down the path to a brighter future.