Back pain is a common complaint people have when they seek chiropractic treatment. There can be many reasons for back discomfort, which often varies in intensity. If you experience back pain, it is important to have the problem diagnosed early, as receiving proper treatment is paramount.
In some cases, a backache may be as simple as a pulled or strained muscle. However, even seemingly harmless reasons for aches can have more serious origins, such as misalignment of the SI joint, hip, or vertebrae. When these more serious injuries occur, they can cause muscle spasms or even nerve irritations in the surrounding areas.
Because of the many causes of back pain, Dr. Cao believes it is important to have an appropriate initial exam to diagnose the cause of pain before treating the muscles, joints, and bones in their entirety, as one issue can greatly impact another.