What Is Back Pain?
Back pain is a very common medical problem affecting 80% of the U.S. population. The pain can take several forms, ranging from a dull, regular ache to a sharp, sudden pain. Sometimes, it develops after an injury or accident. In other cases, it comes on slowly and is associated with inflammation or changes in the spine due to aging.
Back pain can vary in its location. You may feel discomfort in a single spot or generalized pain over the entire back. The pain can be persistent or may come and go. It might become worse when you're in a certain position, such as sitting or standing, or start as stiffness when you wake up in the morning.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Multiple factors can contribute to back pain. In the case of chronic back pain, a combination of issues may be present. Inflammatory conditions and structural problems in the back are two common causes of pain. In many cases, back pain develops without a clear cause.
Examples of structural concerns that can cause pain include:
- Back injuries, including strained muscles or sprained ligaments
- Degenerative disc disease
- Ruptured discs
- Slipped or fractured vertebra
- Narrowing of the spinal canal
What QSM3 Care Does for Lower Back Pain
Chiropractic care can be effective for upper, lower and generalized back pain. It's medication-free care and is a conservative form of care that is often preferable over more invasive procedures.
During a corrective chiropractic session at Lazar Spinal Care, you may not feel much. Unlike what you might have seen in movies, we don't pop, crack, or twist the spine. Once the session is over, you'll likely notice a difference in how your back feels within a day or less.
Meet With a Chiropractor for Lower Back Pain
Dr. Lazar and associates are QSM3 chiropractors for chronic back pain in Ann Arbor. To see if chiropractic care can help you, complete a short assessment or request an appointment with one of our amazing doctors today.