Back pain is one of the most common conditions that people experience on a daily basis. There are several different types of back pain that may come on suddenly or over time. A professional chiropractor, such as Dr. Eric Whitehouse, can help to relieve you of your back pain in Westfield, NJ.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain has many causes, from your spine having structural or mechanical problems to inflammatory conditions or many other diseases. Sprains and strains are most often seen, resulting from an injury to your ligaments, muscles, or tendons. The discs in your vertebrae can break down as you age--called degenerative disc disease, or you may have a ruptured or herniated disc.
What are the Risk Factors for Back Pain?
Your fitness level plays a large part in causing back pain. If you aren't very physically fit and your abdominal muscles don't support your spine properly or you are inactive and then suddenly begin exercising, you may experience back pain. Gaining weight puts stress on your back, or you may have a job involving repetitive lifting, turning or pushing, and pulling that can cause tissue injuries. Other factors include aging and heredity.
What are the Three Types of Back Pain?
Your back pain may be acute when it comes on suddenly and lasts for a few days, such as with an injury. Subacute back pain can be sudden or happen over time and it typically lasts 4 to 12 weeks, and chronic back pain may also be sudden or over time and lasts more than 12 weeks. It's best to get relief from your back pain in Westfield, NJ as soon as possible to avoid long-term pain.
Trust the Experts With Your Back Pain
Dr. Eric Whitehouse and his team can treat your back pain in Westfield, NJ by one or more methods of chiropractic care. We use spinal adjustments to realign your spine as well as trigger point therapy, manual traction and therapeutic exercises. Don't suffer from your back pain needlessly; contact us at (908) 654-0500 for an appointment today.