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Back Pain

Your upper, mid, and especially your lower back is prone to soft tissue or spinal injuries. When this happens, back pain treatment from a chiropractor in Cedar Springs might be the best answer for lasting relief. At Cedar Springs Family Chiropractic, there is a wide range of non-surgical options for treating pain at the source. Our holistic approach to patient wellness involves proven chiropractic care methods such as spinal adjustments and traction therapy.

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Common Causes of Back Pain

Accidents, sports, repetitive use injuries, spinal disc conditions, nerve compression, and age-related spinal disorders are the primary reasons for back pain. In many cases, the problem is minor muscle strains caused by excess body weight, pregnancy, lifting heaving objects, improper posture, or sitting for long periods. The following disorders may also be the cause of your pain:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Bulging discs or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sacroiliac joint (SI) dysfunction
  • Vertebral misalignment

Signs and Symptoms

Upper or mid-back dysfunction can cause pain to radiate to the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand. Lower back issues like sciatica may result in pain that travels to the buttocks, hips, and legs. You may experience swelling, soreness, stiffness, and muscle spasms, or have trouble walking or bending. Tingling, numbness, and weakness are products of a compressed nerve somewhere along the spine.

Chiropractic Care in Cedar Springs, MI

We will consider your symptoms and the results of an extensive clinical evaluation to help us determine why your back hurts. Our goal is to alleviate your pain, restore your range of motion, and boost whole-body wellness in the long term. Spinal adjustments and manipulation are our go-to chiropractic care techniques used to relieve pain. We will use a hands-on or instrument-assisted method that restores your vertebral alignment, eliminates pressure on the discs and nerves, reduces inflammation, and improves your nervous system function.

Traction therapy is another natural, non-invasive pain relief option. It is similar to decompression therapy and involves gently pulling the spine to increase disc space between the vertebrae. Traction therapy also helps relieve pressure on the vertebrae, relocate and hydrate the injured discs, and free the nerve to stop the pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness.

Visit Our Chiropractors in Cedar Springs, MI

Effective treatment for your back pain does not have to involve pain medication with possible side effects or invasive procedures like surgery. Chiropractic care can provide relief and help your body to heal naturally. If you live in or around Cedar Springs and back pain has become a frequent issue in your life, call our doctors at Cedar Springs Family Chiropractic today at 616-696-2688 to schedule an appointment.