Everyone has experienced some degree of back pain at one point or another. Whether it’s for a brief period or chronic back pain, many find themselves left to wonder, “what caused this?” Back pain can be caused by any number of events and circumstances ranging from obvious consequences of an automotive accident or less obvious posture issues. While every person and pain is different, there are a few common factors that can contribute to back pain. In today’s blog at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield, we discuss some of the most common causes of back pain that our chiropractic office in Bakersfield encounters. Keep reading to learn more and if you or someone you know is suffering from back pain, be sure to give our chiropractic office a call today.

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Injury/Accident

Injuries, sprains, and accidents are all common catalysts for back pain issues. Regardless of how old and healthy you are, this type of back pain can happen to anyone. Injuries that inflict back pain can range anywhere from a slip and fall at work to taking a hard hit on the field or being involved in a car accident. If you’ve experienced any sort of fall or accident and are experiencing back pain, no matter how minor it may seem, it could be the reason you are experiencing back pain.

The good news is that chiropractic care can help set your body up for success through alignments and other chiropractic techniques. A chiropractor will enable your body to properly heal faster and more comfortably than it would have on its own. If you’ve recently been involved in an accident or injury and are experiencing back pain, contact us at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield — we can help.

Diagnosed Health Issues

For those experiencing chronic back pain that is not improving over time, this type of back pain is more likely due to a health complication. There is an expansive list of diagnosable health problems that can have severe and continuous consequences for your back. Many of which can be alleviated by quality chiropractic services. Unfortunately, many of the health issues that lead to back pain do not ever completely go away. Some examples of health issues that can accompany long-term back pain include:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures
  • And More

If you have been diagnosed with any of the above conditions or another health diagnosis that involves chronic back pain, talk with your doctor to see if chiropractic services are right for you.

Improper Posture

Perhaps one of the most common causes of back pain in the U.S. is improper posture. Improper posture is not only just slouching when you stand, you can have poor posture in nearly everything you do. While smaller posture imperfections may not lead to any complications, those who practice very poor posture unknowingly in even one aspect of their life can experience powerful consequences. For example, if you work at a desk for much of the day and have a setup that does not support proper posture, you will notice increasing pain as time goes on. Even smaller things such as a heavy backpack that doesn’t fit right, sleeping in an odd position that puts undue stress on your body, working out too frequently, or working out with poor posture can all lead to problems with back pain down the road.

Stress on the Spinal Cord

As chiropractic professionals, we know that many different types of back pain can boil down to stress on the spinal cord. Your spinal column is essentially the main pillar responsible for supporting your body. When it’s under unnecessary stress or experiencing pressure in ways that it was not designed for, your body will respond with pain signals. For example, people that are overweight have more pressure on their spine day in and day out. Over time, the stress that the additional pressure is creating can really add up. Additionally, women with a larger bust often experience back pain due to the added strain that is created from standing up straight. Any added pressure pulling you forward or backward can make your muscles and spine work harder to do the same job of supporting your body.

Pregnancy

The last common cause of back pain that we’ll discuss at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield is pregnancy. Obviously, pregnancy is not a permanent state, so you may think that back pain and other chiropractic issues will go away after the pregnancy is over. But this is not always the case. In some situations, chiropractic intervention may be required for a complete and more comfortable recovery from back pain. As we previously mentioned, extra weight pulling your body forward like pregnancy or backward like a heavy backpack can create long-term back pain consequences.

It’s worth noting that Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield offers prenatal chiropractic services and chiropractic services for women who have recently delivered a baby. These services are safe and provide you with rejuvenating, accelerating care that will alleviate your back pain and help you get back to 100%. Contact us today to learn more or check out our Prenatal Chiropractic page.

Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield

Thank you for checking out today’s blog at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield! We hope that it has served as a guide to help you understand any back pain you may be experiencing. As always, if you have any questions, need help, or are ready to schedule your chiropractic appointment, feel free to reach out to us anytime.