If you have ever experienced any form of back pain you will know how debilitating it can be. The muscles in your back are actually very complex and there are several different factors that can cause or worsen the severity, in some cases resulting in excruciating pain. Your back muscles can create pain in three different ways: by putting pressure on nerve endings, by putting pressure on muscles that don’t exist, or by putting pressure on joints of your spine.
Seeking professional help as early as possible can prevent the possibility of further complications and give you the best chances of a quick recovery. Identifying the route cause of your back pain is very important, so when you do pay a visit to the doctor or chiropractor they will almost certainly ask you questions relating to the initial start of your problem.
Chiropractors are specifically trained to treat back pain. The focus of their treatment is on the spine and the muscles of your back. They will almost always attempt first to return your spine to a level that is more comfortable for you. After that they will most likely give you exercises to help relax your muscles, to help return your spine to its proper alignment.
You may also advised to seek an X-ray, as they often show problems surrounding a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or something else that is causing the pain. However, if the pain has come on after a long period of inactivity, the problem will almost certainly be muscular.
Muscle problems in your back will almost always continue over a long period of time before you start to feel any relief. Your doctor may prescribe relaxants, these can help to ease spasms and strains. Your doctor may also help with any chronic pain caused by muscle weakness.
Be sure to seek professional medical help to get the correct diagnosis, treatment and pain relief as early you can if you are experiencing any discomfort in your back.