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Hillsboro Chiropractor, Dr. Rex Huffman Discusses Back Pain and Treatment

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There are many conditions we treat here in our Hillsoboro office. You can find them here. Your spinal column is a group of bones that sit on top of one another. Between each of the spinal bones, known as a vertebra, is a soft disc that cushions the bones and also will prevent each from grinding against another. The Spinal Cord is a bundle of nerves that sit within the hollow area within the vertebrae; the nerves will go through tiny holes in the spinal colum out to the rest of your body. These nerves are important as they transmit messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Pressure on these nerves sends pain signals to your brain and your brain can send messages back to your body.

Some factors can put you at risk for lower back pain, including your age, not exercising, being overweight, using improper lifting techniques, as well as some medical conditions.

Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Since your lower back supports the entire weight of your upper body, and the complex structures of your low back allow you to bend, twist and move your torso in a number of directions. Because of the amount of weight your lower back carries, and because of its complex structure, your lower back is vulnerable to injuries and other problems.

  • Herniated disc – occurs when the gooey inside the discs leak out and press against nearby nerves to cause pain.

  • Sciatica – pain that travels from your lower back, into your buttocks, and down one leg; caused by pressure to the sciatic nerve

  • Muscle strain – Occurs when a muscle stretches too far and tears

  • Ligament sprains – Occurs when overstretching affects ligaments, which are the tissues that connect bones to create joints

  • Sports injuries – Twisting motions or large forces of impact can cause sprains, strains, and other lower back injuries

  • Car accident injuries – The traumatic wrenching action of a car accident or other type of violent motion can cause strains and sprains

  • Poor posture – Over time, slouching can cause lower back pain

  • Poor body mechanics – Lifting a heavy object with the muscles in your back or twisting your back while lifting a heavy object can cause lower back pain

  • Degenerative disc disease – Allows the vertebrae to grind against nerves; occurs when the discs become dry and worn out and often occurs with age

  • Spinal stenosis – Narrowing of the spinal canal, where the spinal cord sits

Your Hillsboro Chiropractor Provides Low Back Pain Treatment

Our Hillsboro back pain doctor provides safe and effective low back pain treatment for most causes of low back pain. Your Chiropractor's treatments for low back pain include chiropractic adjustment to relieve pressure on discs and nerves and restore the vertebrae to their optimal position.