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Back Pain Specialist

Back Pain Specialist in ViennaAccording to some studies, back pain may be the leading cause of disability on the planet. About 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time. Dr. Faranak Taheri of My Chiropractic Doctor sees many patients suffering from back pain. You, too, can experience the relief that quality chiropractic care provides. Call the office in Vienna, Virginia, today for an appointment.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Though strain or injury can bring on symptoms, there are many times when the origin of pain is unknown. Conditions often associated with back pain include:

  • Muscle and ligament strains: These may occur suddenly due to strain or an awkward movement or over time due to ongoing, constant strain. Patients with sedentary lifestyles may experience frequent muscle spasms.
  • Skeletal problems: Abnormal curves or misalignment of the spine may result in pressures that cause pain.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis may affect the lower back in some people. This may cause back pain itself. Further, a condition called spinal stenosis, where the space around the spinal cord narrows, may cause further complications.
  • Disk damage: The cushioning disks between vertebrae may bulge or rupture, pressing on nerves, creating back pain.

What puts a person at risk for back pain?

Just about anyone can develop back pain, and underlying causes still aren’t identified. There are factors that increase a person’s odds for developing back pain, including:

  • Age: After age 30, the risk of back pain increases.
  • Extra weight: The back bears the brunt of the load when a person gains weight.
  • Lifestyle: Sedentary people have greater risk for back pain than those who stay active.
  • Body mechanics: Poor posture and improper lifting techniques are 2 examples that may cause back pain.
  • Diseases: Arthritis and cancer can, for instance, also cause back pain.

Some other conditions not of musculoskeletal origin can also cause back pain, and chiropractic treatment may not be able to help acute symptoms. Kidney stones, for example, may cause this type of pain.

How does chiropractic treatment help back pain?

Contemporary chiropractic treatment features more ways to adjust the body’s balance than ever before. Yet, the fundamentals of treatment remain the same. The intent of chiropractic treatment targets the restoration of alignment and balance so that the body can properly heal itself. As back pain sufferers know, the techniques chiropractic use offer remarkable short-term benefits through pain relief during the acute stages.


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