If you are living with chronic back pain in Boise then you know it’s no walk in the park. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely debilitating, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it and in the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it. The following aims to help you to understand what causes low back pain, and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health, so that you can go on enjoying those activities that you did before back pain.
The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body, made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can complicated to locate and address the source of the back pain. The following breakdown explains some of the most common issues, and their identifying features. It also explains how chiropractic medicine can help to resolve them. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment, but we highly recommend that you seek a professional opinion to properly diagnose these issues.
Disc bulges and herniation are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. For those who experience pain from a disc injury, the quality and intensity of it depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, the shooting or stabbing pain and weakness in the legs is often severe.
It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. Contact Dr Troy, a chiropractor Boise back pain specialist. He will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent advancement of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated lower back pain.
Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain.
Sciatica affects the sciatic nerve, which is a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar & lumbosacral spine. Spinal manipulation frees restricted movement of the spine and helps to restore misaligned vertebral bodies to their proper position. Boise chiropractors, like Dr Troy, are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.
I had some chronic back problems when I decided to give Balance Chiropractic Clinic a visit. Dr. Troy Norris performed an evaluation and determined I had two pinched nerves. I have been going to see him for the past couple months and feel 10 times better. The office staff is wonderful and Dr. Norris is very personable and knows his stuff. Definitely a great idea for me to walk through that door as it would be for you.
Holistic approach and gentle treatment for chronic back issues. Professional and welcoming. Excellent explanations of technical aspects of health problems. I am very hopeful to regain pain-free movement and grateful the office works with my out-of-network insurance. Definitely worth it!
At your first visit to Balance Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Troy Norris will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your needs. If there is a good fit, we can customize a plan of Boise chiropractic care for your condition and health goals.