Back pain can stop you from playing sports or doing other athletic activities. It can also make it painful to walk, sit down, and do other basic movements. Chiropractic care can provide you with pain relief, whether you have pain your upper back or lower back. At DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Mike DeMasi offers chiropractic treatments for patients in the Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, Blawnox, Morningside, and North Hills, Pennsylvania areas who have back pain.
Back Pain Q & A
What are the signs of back pain?
Back pain can affect you in different ways. You might have back pain that feels like a dull ache that won’t go away, or you might have back pain that feels like sharper pains that occur suddenly. Back pain might get worse when you move in certain ways, such as when sneezing or coughing or when you get up after sitting down for long periods of time. You might have back pain that mainly affects your lower back or your upper back, but it can also affect both sides of your back or just one side.
Why do patients get back pain?
You can develop back pain from a number of potential causes. You might have back pain from a compression fracture, damaged ligaments, or strained muscles in your back. You can also get back pain if you have a spinal disc problem, such as a bulging disc or disc herniation.
If you have a condition that causes joint problems, such as osteoarthritis, you can end up with back pain. Dr. DeMasi will give you a thorough evaluation to find out why you’re having back pain.
What are the risk factors for back pain?
Keep in mind that having risk factors for back pain makes you more likely to have it. These factors include sitting too much, not getting enough exercise, and being overweight. You also have a higher chance of having pain if you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, or another condition that’s associated with joint inflammation.
How does Dr. DeMasi diagnose back pain?
Dr. DeMasi gives you an exam to determine what could be causing your back to hurt. You might also need imaging tests, such as X-rays or CT scans, which provide Dr. DeMasi with a detailed view of your bones, spinal discs, ligaments, and other parts of your back.
How does Dr. DeMasi treat back pain?
Dr. DeMasi offers chiropractic care for treating back pain. That type of care involves putting your spinal discs into their proper position, which relieves tension on your muscles and nerves, providing you with relief from back pain. Realigning your spinal discs with chiropractic care can also help promote your body’s natural healing process.
To get more information about chiropractic care for back pain, please contact DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness.