Few things can put a bigger cramp in your lifestyle than chronic back pain. If you’re living with an achy or injured back, everyday activities like work, chores, and even family time can become extremely difficult and painful. At Twin Cities Chiropractic in St. Paul, we are committed to helping our back pain patients get back their quality of life. We’ve put together this handy guide to four of the most common causes of back pain to help you get started taking back your life.

 

1.      Pulled Muscle

While a pulled muscle or muscle strain is a fairly minor injury, the pain can be excruciating. Strains and pulls within the back are one of the most commonly occurring back injuries. Our chiropractic treatment can help focus on restoring range of motion without the need for medications, getting you on the path to healing.

 

Here are a few symptoms of a pulled muscle:

●        Swelling

●        Stiffness

●        Limited range of motion

●        A feeling of a “knot” in your back

 

2.      Repetitive Motion Injury

It is also possible to end up with a muscle strain even if you haven’t experienced a memorable injury to the area. One of the most common causes of this type of injury is a repetitive movement that can damage or overstretch a muscle area over a long period of time. With repetitive motion injury, microscopic tears occur in the tissue each time you repeat a motion. While your body would normally heal on its own from such injuries, the act of repeating the same injury interferes with your body’s ability to heal. Our chiropractic experts understand repetitive motion injuries and can help you begin the healing process.

 

Repetitive motion injuries can include these symptoms:

●        Tingling

●        Throbbing or pulsing

●        Numbness

●        Weakness

 

3.      Poor Posture

Sometimes, getting freedom from back pain can be as simple as relearning correct posture. This is because many Americans suffer from pain due to poor posture without even realizing it. Poor posture can place pressure on bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It interferes with the healthy alignment of your body’s joints and bones, causing injury over time. Our chiropractic team can help you recover from pain due to poor posture while developing better habits that will protect your body from future injuries.

 

4.      Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a painful chronic condition marked by joint inflammation. The onset of arthritis can be influenced by aging and genetics, but it can affect anyone. For arthritis sufferers, chiropractic treatment can help restore range of motion and dramatically reduce pain while minimizing the need for medications. We offer a full range of treatments and rehabilitation services to help arthritis pain sufferers take control of their lives.

 

Twin Cities Chiropractic Treatment Experts

If your back pain is controlling your life, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re interested in minimizing your pain or regaining range of motion, our expert team at Twin Cities Chiropractic in St. Paul can help you get your life back. Whether you are in need of spinal manipulation or therapeutic massage, we help our patients develop a comprehensive plan for recovery from back pain. Give us a call at 651-224-1921, or contact us for a free chiropractic consultation or to schedule an appointment.