Back pain is an extremely common ailment that affects many people in many different ways. It can impact the upper back, middle back, or lower back, and the causes can be numerous. A person can suffer pain because of sprained or torn ligaments and muscles, or the cause can be something more serious like sciatica. Sometimes pain in the back isn’t even related specifically to the back, but rather the pain is felt in the back while the problem is in the legs or arms.
According to WebMD one of the most common causes of back pain is poor posture. Working the back muscles while not in an ideal position is a great way to strain those muscles and tendons.
Many people may be afraid to go to a doctor for back pain relief because they are afraid they might have to have back surgery. While surgery may be necessary if the diagnosis is a slipped or herniated disc, often times, other methodologies can help reduce back pain.
Visit a Chiropractor
A chiropractor will do an X-Ray first to determine what might be causing your back pain. From there, he or she will recommend a scheduled treatment plan to provide back pain relief.
Trigger Point Massage Therapy
Depending on the cause of your back pain, a regular massage may do the trick, or you may need some trigger point massage.
Yoga is increasingly being recommended as a great way to gently stretch out muscles while focusing on breathing into the body. Talk to your doctor about what kind of stretching, if any, would be best for you.
Your doctor, PT, or chiropractor may suggest that you need to work on re-posturing to reduce your back pain. This means strengthening and training your muscles so that they can withstand supporting the weight of your body as you function. Our Pivotal Therapy System can be used for re-posturing the entire back or just problematic portions.