An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Are you experiencing pain in the lower, mid, or upper part of your back? If so, Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine chiropractic care can help. Our leading chiropractors in Lubbock, TX have seen and helped hundreds of patients with all types of back issues. Whether it's extreme lower back pain or minor discomfort in the upper area, we're here for you.
The spinal chord continues down your back and the smallest misalignment can cause serious symptomatic pain. While you might be experiencing lower back, shoulder or other kinds of pain, it might really be stemming from a problem in the spine. Our chiropractic office in Lubbock, Texas often traces back problems to poor alignment or balance; either the spine issue is directly causing projected pain or it is making injury more likely. By fixing the alignment problems, we are able to treat your pain and work towards a last solution at the same time.
Back pain is commonly caused by poor posture, accidents, sports injuries and more. Car accidents often cause whiplash that results in painful stiffness as the muscles react to being strained. Many athletes sustain falls, hits or injuries that create a similar strain to the whiplash sustained in car accidents.
Moreover, as patients age, they are more likely to struggle with injuries resulting from weakened muscles. Obesity or lack of physical exercise are also very common causes that put unusual amounts of strain on specific areas of the body and lacks the muscle strength to prevent injury from regular activities. Common diseases may also be directly affecting the spine, including:
• Osteoarthritis: Cartilage deteriorates and bone spurs affect joint motion.
• Spinal Stenosis: Nerves are affected and result in neck, shoulder and arm pain or numbness.
• Degenerative Disc Disease: Intervertebral discs are affected and may result in a bulging disc or herniated disc, causing tingling, numbness or pain in the arms.
Chiropractic treatment includes massage therapy, physical rehab, gentle spine manipulation, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments and more. Your doctor will take x-rays and work with your individual situation to help address your pain and underlying issue. The chiropractor will help you heal and find pain relief without resorting to addicting drugs that will cause problematic side effects.