Most Common Back Injuries
When it comes to your back, there are certain types of injuries that can happen more commonly than others. At Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc we specialize in holistic drug-free treatments that get our patients back to active. Another big part of what we do is provide our patients and readership with wellness education that can mean the difference between injury and no injury.
A back injury is an injury that has to do with the bones, muscles, or ligaments that hold your back together. Back pain can be either acute (a one-time sort of thing) or chronic (persisting back pain), though chronic back pain makes up only 1%-5% of back pain cases.
Back Strain and Back Sprain
The lower back takes the brunt end of the load when it comes to stress and everyday wear and tear. Lifting and twisting can often take it’s toll, resulting in Lumbar Strain (which happens in the muscle fibers, when they become torn), or Lumbar Sprain (which happens when ligaments that hold bones together gets torn). More often than not, back injuries occur on the lumbar spine.
Herniated discs are another far too common back injury, which occurs when your discs tear spilling out and putting pressure on surrounding nerves. Sharp, shooting pains radiating from the buttocks to the back of the leg (also called sciatica) will often be a precursor of a herniated disc.
Damage to nerve function can happen when nerve roots compress around the cervical vertebrae. Radiating pain coming from the neck to the shoulder region will often result. Patients with a pinched nerve might experience muscle weakness, numbness, or a tingling sensation in the extremities.
Contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc today to take care of any lingering back pain you may be experiencing. Dr. Wall has an incredible 30+ year track record of getting patients back on their feet.