What is back pain ?
Back pain is regarded as pain, soreness, or tiredness in the lower back region or middle back region. It is commonly regarded as a “muscle pain” or stiffness at the low back. This is due to the muscle spasm caused by nerve irritation when there’s a mechanical injury in the lower back. Most people will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime and it can occur at any age especially.
Signs and symptoms
• Sharp pain around the lower/middle back.
• Soreness and pulling sensation around the lower/middle back.
• Numbness and tingling
• Tiredness and fatigue
• Stiffness in the morning
What causes back pain ?
The vertebrae in our spine can be misaligned due to repetitive stress or injuries. This condition is otherwise known as subluxation. When there’s a subluxation, the intervertebral disc will swell up and irritate the nerves around the area. When the nerve is affected, the muscles surrounding that region will likely go into spasm, causing tightness and discomfort.
Certain factors that could contribute to lower back pain include;
• Sitting for long periods
• Incorrect technique while carrying heavy object off the floor
• Had a previous fall or car accident.
• Incorrect exercise technique.
Whom does it affect?
Back pain can affect people of all ages. However, it is more commonly seen amongst people of the age 30 and above. Back pain is very common amongst office workers who lead a sedentary and inactive life.
Back pain can begin as very mild discomfort that may come and go in intervals. If it is left untreated, the pain can get increasingly uncomfortable over time. Certain people might also experience sudden sharp pain after waking up in the morning, carrying a heavy object which can come as an intense pain that may limit simple movements.
Can Chiropractic help?
Yes! Our Chiropractors are considered to be one of the best at providing back pain treatment in KL! At Aligned, our Gonstead Chiropractors will analyze the spine and pelvis for potential misalignments to deliver a safe and specific Chiropractic adjustment and also educate patients on how to take care of their spine! We have had many patients from all over Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia that found their back pain solution with us!