Chiropractic & Massage Therapists located in Downtown, Stamford, CT
Back pain is the most common cause of missed workdays and job-related disability in the United States. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, Brian Murphy, DC, MS, and the chiropractic specialists at Stamford Spine in Stamford, Connecticut, offer integrative pain relief options and look to find the root cause of your pain. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online to have your back pain evaluated and begin to find pain relief today.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Temporary or short-term back pain may be a result of a sprain or overuse of your muscles. Back pain is sometimes a result of everyday activities, such as bending awkwardly or for long periods, standing or sitting for long periods, or sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t support your spine.
You might find relief for your short-term back pain with rest and over-the-counter pain relief products.
Back pain that lasts for weeks or more may be more serious and could be caused by:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc (discs between spinal bones leak fluid)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Spondylolisthesis (one vertebra slips over another vertebra)
The chiropractic specialists at Stamford Spine evaluate your back pain, perform a comprehensive exam, and identify the cause of your back problems to create a customized treatment plan.
What other symptoms are commonly associated with back problems?
Back problems can cause additional symptoms in addition to back pain. For example, problems with the vertebrae and discs of your spine often lead to nerve compression; nerve compression causes tingling and numbness in other parts of your body.
A common form of nerve compression is sciatica, where a disc in your lower spine pinches the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain usually starts in the lower back and radiates down the buttocks and back of your legs.
Your back pain may cause you to sit or stand differently or move in ways you usually wouldn’t. This may result in discomfort and pain in other areas of your body. Resolving chronic back pain can improve your overall functioning and help your entire body feel better.
How is back pain treated?
The expert providers at Stamford Spine develop customized treatment plans using a variety of noninvasive treatments and conservative therapies to relieve muscle and joint pain. Common back pain treatments include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Massage therapy
- Therapeutic stretching
- Rehabilitative exercise
- Graston technique
- Kinesiology taping
- Myofascial cupping
To determine the best treatment for your situation, your provider evaluates your overall health condition, including your symptoms and an assessment of your muscle and joint function.
To learn how to resolve back pain and restore your quality of life, book an appointment online or call the practice today.