Back Pain

Back Pain Causes

Have you recently been experiencing back pain and aren’t sure why? We’ve all seen comic scenes on television of people experiencing sudden back pain after lifting or bending, but when back pain comes on gradually, the cause is often a mystery – at least to the person experiencing the pain. It might not be such a mystery to a professional chiropractor who sees numerous clients who suffer back pain from a variety of causes. Here are just some of the more common causes of back pain.

Back Pain from a Pinched Nerve – Sciatica

You may have heard of sciatica. It’s the name given to pain that is experienced along the sciatic nerve and it often presents as lower back pain. Sciatica generally occurs when pressure is placed on the nerve by surrounding tissue. A chiropractor would seek to find the cause of the pressure and relieve it.

Posture & Back Pain

Poor posture may also lead to back pain. If you spend a lot of time sitting and you have a tendency to slump forward, you could be placing additional pressure on your spine. The muscles on either side may also be feeling the pressure. In this way, poor posture might lead to back pain by either tightening the muscles or leading to degeneration of a disc along the spine. A similar event may occur in the upper back/neck if it’s your habit to tilt your head forward.

Slipped Disc Back Pain

A slipped disc is one that has been worn or torn and the back pain involved may be severe and sudden (if for example, the disc ruptures during a particular physical activity) or barely noticeable.

If you have back pain and you’d like to get to the bottom of it, find out if chiropractic care might help. Call us today for an appointment with a qualified Chiropractor Potts Point.