At some point in time you have most certainly felt some back pain. This may have resolved itself or you had to seek further help with the issue. Strains and sprains: Back strains and sprains are the most common cause of back pain. You can injure muscles, tendons or ligaments by lifting something too heavy or not lifting safely. Some people strain their back by sneezing, coughing, twisting or bending over. Some common causes of back pain are listed below
- Muscle or ligament strain.
- Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments
- Bulging or ruptured disks. Disks act as cushions between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine
Acute, or short-term back pain lasts a few days to a few weeks. Most low back pain is acute. It tends to resolve on its own within a few days with self-care and there is no residual loss of function. In some cases a few months are required for the symptoms to disappear. This of course is depending on the severity of the back pain as well as the cause. You would need to see a chiropractor for them to get images of your back so they would be able to see where the cause of the pain is originating from.
Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body’s physical function. Using their hands, chiropractors test the patient’s response to pressure and manipulation, seeking trouble spots. They also look at your range of motion and gait as clues to determine where they need to work with your body to get you feeling better. If you are wanting to have your back “popped” You will be asked to lie down on a special table. The chiropractor will manipulate your limbs to stretch your muscles and to stimulate joint release, that’s the popping or cracking sound that you will surely be hearing and feel some relief afterword’s. Chiropractic has been shown to be very effective in treating sciatica by helping the body heal itself. It is non-invasive and does not use medications, making it an optimal choice for many patients. There are various treatments that a chiropractor may use or recommend. Sciatica is a very common back pain that can run all down your leg and your back, this does become a massive pain after suffering from it too long. The spine must spend more time in alignment than out of alignment, otherwise it will likely not stabilize as it should. We have found that for most patients this is best achieved by checking and correcting the spine 2 times per week until it is consistently stable for 1 week. For many adults this phase lasts 6-8 weeks.
A chiropractor can use adjustments to release a pinched nerve, addressing the root cause of the issue. This can help someone recover without requiring invasive procedures or medications that could otherwise lead to side effects. During a back adjustment, your back undergoes quick, gentle stretching of the spinal facet joint, so you may hear a cracking or popping noise. This is caused by small pockets of air or bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. So, now to answer the pressing question: can a chiropractor fix a bulging disc? Yes! Chiropractic care is the preferred treatment method for many patients suffering from a bulging disc. It is non-invasive and does not require drugs or injections of any kind.