Chiropractic to Relieve Mid Back Pain
Mid-back pain is characterized by pain that originates from the top of the hips to the top of the shoulder blades. It can be caused by excessive standing or sitting, poor posture and excessive manual labor. Thankfully, our chiropractor in Atlanta provides pain relief services for individuals suffering from mid-back pain.
Relieve Mid-Back Pain With The Help of Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic care for mid-back pain includes identifying the cause of the pain by performing a thorough physical examination and medical history. Typical causes of pain in the middle of the back include overuse either from excessive exercise, sports activities or weight lifting, poor posture, misaligned vertebrae, poor nutrition, and weak back muscles. We see mid-back pain predominantly in individuals with desk jobs, manual labor employees, sports players and individuals who are extremely active.
Once the cause of the pain is established, our chiropractor in Atlanta will recommend a course of treatment that could include chiropractic adjustments, manual or mechanical traction, decompression, physical therapy, strengthening and flexibility exercises, and ice and heat therapy.
Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine and take the pressure and stress off of the vertebrae, muscles, ligaments and nerves, which immediately reduces back pain and inflammation and starts the healing process.
Spinal traction and decompression are chiropractic care techniques that help elongate the spine, muscles, and ligaments in an effort to reduce the pain associated with herniated and bulging discs and pinched and compressed nerves. Both services are designed to elongate the spine and increase the distance between the vertebrae to facilitate pain relief and healing.
Physical therapy exercises are recommended along with chiropractic care in order to strengthen the muscles of the back to improve posture and stamina and increase the back’s range of motion.
Our Atlanta chiropractor recommends ice and heat therapy to reduce swelling and inflammation and loosen the muscles of the back to improve range of motion and provide pain relief.
What To Expect
Our Atlanta chiropractor understands that the majority of our patients enter our clinic for pain relief, which is why the first few sessions of every treatment program are geared towards mid-back pain management and reducing the need for prescription and over-the-counter pain medications and anti-inflammatories.
With several sessions from our chiropractor in Atlanta and continued treatment, mid-back pain can be reduced and eventually eliminated, giving our patients the pain-free status they desire. With more chiropractic care treatments, our patients begin to notice their injuries healing and their posture improving.
The last phase of treatment involves learning how to avoid future back injuries and pain. These sessions with our chiropractor in Atlanta usually involve our patients returning to our clinic once a month for follow-up care to address any lingering or new pain, and to ensure the vertebrae and extremity joints are properly aligned.
If you are experiencing mid-back pain, please do not hesitate to contact our Atlanta chiropractor for an initial assessment at (404) 634-1669.
Treatment Plan to Relieve the Causes of Your Mid-Back Pain in Atlanta
Severe mid-bad pain can be excruciating. The pain can come on suddenly and muscle spasms can make it hard to move or even breathe. If you are like many health-conscious Americans, you avoid taking pain pills. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustment and other drug-free approaches can help reduce mid-back pain without the risk associated with prescription pain relievers.
There are three drug-free approaches to mid-back pain treatment: Physical therapy, back pain exercises, and chiropractic adjustment.
A Chiropractic Adjustment Offers a Drug Free Relief From Mid-Back Pain
Professional care for mid-back pain always starts with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. Our chiropractors will create an individualized care plan that uses a variety of techniques to relieve your mid-back pain. This treatment plan may include chiropractic adjustment and other safe, effective therapies, depending on the underlying cause of your mid-back pain.
Overuse from excessive exercise and sports can cause mid-back pain, as can poor posture, an unhealthy diet and weak back muscles. People with desk jobs, in manual labor jobs, athletes and active individuals are at high risk for mid-back pain.
Spinal misalignment is a common cause of mid-back pain. The bones of the spine, known as vertebrae, are stacked like a deck of cards to allow free movement. Individual vertebra can move and become misaligned in a way that irritates nearby muscles, nerves and ligaments. Misaligned vertebrae in the mid-back can cause thoracic pain. Pain from misaligned vertebrae in the neck can radiate downward to cause mid-back pain. Misalignment in vertebrae in the lower back can cause alignment problems further up into the mid-back.
Our chiropractors perform chiropractic readjustments to restore vertebrae to their normal positions, immediately relieving the irritation to nearby tissues. Chiropractic readjustments alleviate mid-back pain and inflammation right away, allowing your body to start the healing process.
Between each vertebra are rubbery discs that provide cushion, so that the bones of the spine do not rub together. These discs can bulge or develop tears that allow the gooey inside to seep outside the discs to irritate nerves and cause pain. Our chiropractors can perform spinal traction and decompression to help elongate the spine, muscles and connective tissue to reduce the pressure the spine places on these discs.
In addition to chiropractic adjustment, our chiropractors can perform physical therapy, demonstrate back pain exercises, and provide other therapies to alleviate your mid-back pain. Physical therapy improves your overall condition in a way that alleviates pain. Back pain exercises help you rebuild strength, function, and flexibility. A hydro massage table uses relaxing heat and water to melt away muscle spasms and strain.
Our chiropractor also recommend heat and ice therapy to reduce inflammation and swelling that often accompanies mid-back pain. Heat and ice therapy also loosens back muscles to ease spasms.
If you suffer from mid-back pain, make an appointment with Century Center Chiropractic. The sooner you begin treatment, the faster you will find relief from mid-back pain.