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Back PainBack Pain Treatment in Vero Beach, FL

Back pain is a fairly common reason for visiting the doctor's office. It's estimated that about 80% of the global population has developed back pain at some point in their lifespans. As the sedentary lifestyle continues to soar among the population, so does the rates of back pain. The Bartkus Chiropractic Center works with patients who are afflicted with back pain and any underlying causes.

Common Causes of Back Pain

For many medical cases, the cause of back pain is unknown. Some of the most commonly diagnosed causes of back pain include:

  • Arthritis - Just like any other body part, the back is susceptible to joint inflammation.
  • Spinal degeneration - Also known as wear and tear, degeneration is often due to age-related natural deterioration.
  • Physical trauma - Whiplash, sports injury, or slip, and falls, or an auto accident.
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disc herniation - When a spinal disc slips or ruptures, this can cause pain and pressure to surrounding tissue.
  • Sciatica - A pain that radiates throughout the sciatic nerve, located near the lower half of the spine.

Risk Factors for Back Pain

While anyone can experience back pain, this condition occurs at higher rates for certain people. Risk factors for developing back pain include:

  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Excessive weight
  • Family history of back pain
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Aging
  • Depression or anxiety

Back Pain Symptoms

Depending on the cause, this form of pain can range from a dull ache to intense, sharp pangs. The symptoms usually associated with back pain are muscle soreness, shooting or stabbing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and a restricted range of motion. Pain may also spread to other portions of the body, such as the legs, shoulders, or arms. Symptoms such as sudden weight loss or excruciating pain could indicate a more serious condition.

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

Licensed chiropractors are capable of safely testing, diagnosing and treating back pain in patients. Chiropractic treatment often depends on the underlying cause of a condition. Back pain can be treated through pain management, physical therapy, injury rehabilitation, and more.

Contact our Vero Beach Chiropractor

If left untreated, back pain might slowly become more painful over time. To stay on the safer side, healthcare professionals recommend that you seek medical attention to properly address back pain. If you are interested in receiving treatment from our chiropractor in Vero Beach, Bartkus Chiropractic Center can take care of you. Our center offers chiropractic care, pediatric care, injury rehabilitation, physical therapy, massage therapy, and nutritional and diet counseling. To hear more about the center's back pain treatment options, contact Bartkus Chiropractic at 772-569-0500. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns.