Peoria Chiropractor â€“ Tuttle Chiropractic discusses causes of Low Back Pain Low back pain is the most common condition we see in our Peoria Chiropractic office. The question is what causes back pain and why do so many people suffer with it. The truth is that there are many different causes that can lead to back pain. This post is going to discuss some of the most common. 1. Degenerative Process - Every one of us whether we like it or not has a natural degenerative process that goes on in our body. This usually begins at a younger age than you might think. It is not uncommon to start seeing degenerative changes in someone in there late 20's or early 30's. It can depend on how rough you are on your body. Making sure you are under regular Chiropractic care from your Peoria Chiropractor can help the joints to function normally and make sure this process takes a long time. If joints are misaligned and do not move normally this will accelerate a degenerative process leading to early onset of arthritic conditions. When a spinal joint is degenerated or arthritic it also is more prone to getting bulged or herniated. If you have ever had this problem you know how painful it can be. 2. Swelling, Slipped,Bulging, or Herniating a Disc - Between each vertebrae there is a natural shock absorber known as a disc. This discs are a very strong jelly like structure that allow peripheral nerves a hole to branch out from the spinal cord. As long as this disc is healthy the space for the nerve to come out and transfer information to the body is intact. These discs are under constant stress from simple things like body weight and gravity. If the two bones above and below the disc are misaligned this causes friction on the disc and can cause it to become irritated. At times these discs have to much stress or irritation on them and they can swell up or even burst causing the jelly like substance of the disc to pinch directly on the nerve it is supposed to make a hole for. This can be a very painful condition and depending on how severe can determine how long the symptoms stick around. Chiropractic adjustments are a very safe and effective way to treat a bulged or herniated disc. Adjustments to the misaligned joint causing the extra pressure on the disc can restore normal motion to the joint relieve pressure form the nerve and reduce symptoms. It is important to remember this is not an overnight fix. Many times it will require a series of repetitious adjustments to restore proper movement to the injured joint. 3. Subluxation - Subluxation is simply when spinal bones get misaligned for whatever reason. Repetitive stress, being active, being sedentary, and spending time in unusual positions to our body are just some of the things that can cause subluxations. Uncorrected Subluxations are what causes our body to degenerate prematurely. As a Peoria Chiropractor this is what we detect and treat on a daily basis. Finding and correcting these subluxations leads to a pain free and healthy body.
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