Personal injuries to your back can be extremely painful. Although you can’t literally “throw out your back,” the sensation of pain that occurs when the expression is used is very real and can be debilitating.
Causes of Back Pain
Most commonly, when people believe themselves to have thrown their back out, they have developed sharp, severe pain after having performed a bending or twisting motion with their backs. What can be eternally frustrating for patients and chiropractors alike is that, often, a specific cause of back pain is not readily identifiable.
Many people believe that a herniated disc is at the source of their back pain woes. However, herniated discs only make up a very small percentage of back troubles. More common causes of back pain include pulled muscles, muscles spasms, arthritis, or segmental dysfunction.
Segmental dysfunction can produce pain similar to that of a herniated disc, but with a different cause. Segmental dysfunction happens when a vertebrae in your spine no longer moves properly causing swelling and sometimes pressure to the spinal nerves, whereas a herniated disc involves a disc slipping out of position to create the pressure. Fortunately, segmental dysfunction is a condition that your chiropractor is familiar with and is specially trained to correct.
Treatments for Back Pain
Whatever the cause for your back pain, chances are that you are more concerned about making it better than you are about identifying the cause. In addition to lifting and moving heavy objects in a way that protects your back, you can also try over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Chiropractic treatment can be especially helpful for allowing you to recover from a back injury quickly.
If you have experienced the sensation of throwing your back out and are in need of chiropractic care in Austin, call Hall Chiropractic at (512) 454-4072. We provide chiropractic treatments for all types of back pain, including arthritis, personal injuries, degenerative disc disease, and more. Call or visit our website for more information.