Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit a chiropractor. Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people throughout their lives, and it doesn’t discriminate against age, lifestyle, activity level, or background.
No matter who you are or what you do, your chances of having some form of back pain– acute or chronic– at some point in time are high.
A comprehensive analysis of how the body functions will help your doctor determine precisely what’s causing your back discomfort and remedy it at the source.
A chiropractor is trained to perform an evaluation similar to an orthopedic exam. Understanding the anatomy of the spine and how the muscles and joints work together allows us to determine the exact cause of your back pain.
Back pain comes in all severities, and while it can be debilitating, the safe, natural chiropractic solutions offered at our State College chiropractic clinic will help you find comfort so you can get back to your routine quickly and responsibly.
Your spine consists of 24 bones called vertebrae. Each is separated by a disc that keeps the bones from rubbing together and provides cushion and flexibility. Where two vertebral bones connect, called a vertebral segment, there are also joints that allow for bending forward and backward as well as twisting.
When the spine functions properly, it supports our body, provides balance, and allows us to achieve many of our everyday movements. When the spine isn’t functioning properly, movement is restricted, and we often feel pain.
Back pain can occur as the result of a single, sudden injury such as a fall or car accident. Other times, tension may gradually build up due to normal wear and tear, such as desk work and household chores.
In either case, when you have a sudden onset of pain, this is considered an acute injury. For some, the same type of pain can be present for months or years at a time. This is considered to be chronic pain.
There are various reasons you may experience back pain, including:
- Herniated discs or bulging discs
- Pulled muscles
- Degenerative disc disease
While some of these conditions are more serious than others, any of these conditions can cause you to feel severe pain. Our back pain treatments work to end your pain by restoring proper function to your spine, joints, and muscles.
Back pain happens. The good news is that non-invasive chiropractic care is here to help. With an array of comprehensive and complementary treatments, chiropractic treatment delivers rapid, often immediate, pain relief.
Some of the most common back pain symptoms include:
- Stiff back and tension
- Soreness and tenderness
- Muscle aches
- Loss of range of motion
- Stabbing pain
- Radiating (or shooting) pain
- Throbbing pain
- Dull pain
- Lower back pain or lumbar pain
- Increasing pain while lifting
You may or may not know exactly what caused your back pain. Either way, at our chiropractic clinic, we know how to figure it out.
Some of the most common reasons for back pain include:
- Long hours sitting at a desk
- Poor posture
- Improper workstation ergonomics
- Improper lifting
- Heavy lifting
- Car accidents
- Sports injury
- Work injury
- Incomplete recovery from an old injury
Understanding proper body mechanics is a helpful way to prevent injury and back pain. Working with our State College chiropractor, you get relief from pain as well as proactive solutions to prevent future aches and pains.
Proactive solutions such as home care exercises and ergonomic instruction can help to avoid reinjury and keep you doing the things you love.
Some benefits of chiropractic care for back pain include:
- Decreased pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved flexibility and range of motion
- Improved quality of sleep
- Increased focus and performance
- Improved quality of life
- Enhanced physical activity and energy levels
- Quicker recovery process
If you have back pain, there’s no reason not to seek care using our safe and proven techniques. We can help you get pain-free.
Our solutions to back pain
Back pain can be debilitating. It is a common reason that people miss work, miss athletic events, and miss out on living life. With the various chiropractic solutions offered at our office, this doesn’t have to be true for you.
Under our care, you will have little to no downtime. Combined with receiving safe and effective treatment in our office, you will learn preventative home-care methods that will speed up your recovery and help prevent future flair-ups of pain.
Your plan will entail one or more of the following services:
- Manual spinal adjustments
- Adjustments using industry-specific tools
- Massage therapy
- Exercises and stretching techniques
- Laser therapy
- Myofascial release therapy
To correct muscle and joint dysfunction of the spine, an orthopedic and neurological examination is provided to determine the exact cause of the pain. With our help and your dedication to a short treatment plan, you’ll be feeling back to normal soon.
Even one day of back pain takes a toll. When the pain goes untreated for days and weeks, it can affect all aspects of your life. Family time, work, and your social life can all suffer.
Our chiropractic team is ready to deliver an effective and efficient chiropractic care plan designed just for you.
Considering your areas of pain, lifestyle habits, functional goals, and ability level, we will create a care plan that will make you feel confident in our approach.
“Dr. Brummert is exactly what my husband and I are looking for in a chiropractor. He does quality work that helps me feel my best, and he takes the time to instruct me on what I can do at home to improve neck and back pain as well as general physical wellness. He does not follow the gimmicky approach of many chiropractors who push patients to come in for adjustments on a monthly basis, regardless of the need for treatment. I appreciate that Craig only gives services that are needed, and he's both personable and professional. Highly recommend! “
- Edgar B. // State College, PA
“Dr. Craig really takes time to understand what is going on with your back issues and always customizes your care to what you need at that moment. I've been to other chiropractors and they always seem to do the same adjustment every time I visit. Would highly recommend him!!!”
- Deb H. // State College, PA