Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Tampa
Back pain may be caused by a number of different problems and may manifest in different parts of the back. Despite their potentially differing origins, chiropractic care is an effective method of dealing with most types of back pain. Here at Gulf Coast Injury Center in Tampa, Florida, we offer multiple treatment options for painful backs in the Tampa, Brandon, and Holiday areas.
Types of Back Pain
The majority of people affected by back pain suffer from lower back pain. This is because the lumbar spine is under a relatively high level of strain on a daily basis. Mobility and strength are both hugely affected by the ability of the lower back to pivot, bend, and resist.
However, this is not to say that people do not suffer from middle and upper back pain. While these conditions are less frequent, they are still relatively common. The reason that injuries to this part of the back are less common is that the upper and middle parts of the spine do not flex as much as the lower back.
In terms of the type of injury that is causing the pain, there are a number of options:
- Strains and sprains
- Pulled muscles
- Damaged discs
- Pressure on the nerves
Some of these are the result of acute injuries, while others are more a product of long-term wear and tear.
Causes of Back Pain
Back pain can be caused by just about anything, but there are some common causes:
- Chronic poor posture
- Poor ergonomics
- Acute injuries from sports or other activities
- Degenerative changes in the spine
- Sedentary lifestyle or career
One of the good things about a chiropractor is that we will work with you to attempt to find the root cause of the problem. Sometimes, this is just an unfortunate sports accident and nothing could have been done to prevent it. However, if poor posture or poor ergonomics caused your pain, chances are good that the pain will return if you do not address these issues.
Chiropractic Treatment in Tampa, Brandon, and Holiday
Here at Gulf Coast Injury Center, we serve patients from the Tampa, Brandon, and Holiday areas. Our diverse practice can provide chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, and non-surgical spinal decompression to help you treat back pain. Our chiropractor can also discuss lifestyle adjustments that you might make in order to reduce pain, as well as exercises that you can do at home to strengthen and flex your back. To make an appointment, call us today at (813) 258-6051.