Back Pain


Back Pain

Chiropractor in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

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Back Pain services offered in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

Back pain is a major cause of dysfunction, missed work, and reduced quality of life. The back is the axis of your body and requires expert care, such as that provided by Stephen Steller, DC, and the chiropractic specialists at Spinal Correction Centers. They provide treatments that offer both immediate and long-term relief from back pain. Call one of the offices in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, to set up your appointment today, or use this website to book online.


Q & A

What are the most common causes of back pain?

Back pain can be acute, meaning it’s immediate and short-term — lasting less than six weeks. Chronic back pain causes dysfunction and discomfort for three months or longer. Both types of pain deserve care.

Back pain often occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine). It can also happen in the middle of your back (thoracic spine) or the neck (cervical spine). 

The most common causes of back pain are:

Strains or sprains

Most muscle strains or ligament sprains are acute and result from heavy lifting or twisting. 

Disc problems

The cushiony discs that sit between your vertebrae are vulnerable to herniation or bulging, causing back and nerve pain. Disc pain occurs because of wear and tear, trauma, or degenerative conditions. 

 

When a disc in the lower back is damaged, you may experience pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. When a disc in the upper back or neck is damaged, you may have pain in your neck, shoulders, or arms. 

Arthritis

Arthritis is a collection of inflammatory joint conditions. When osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis inflames the joints along your spine, you experience pain, stiffness, and dysfunction.

Spinal stenosis

When your spinal canal narrows, it puts pressure on the nerves in the area. Spinal stenosis can cause problems in the lumbar and cervical spine. 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis describes the loss of bone density. Post-menopausal women are particularly at risk. Osteoporosis can lead to nerve compression and porous bones prone to fractures.

Skeletal problems

Some people are born with irregularities in their spines, such as scoliosis, which can lead to back pain.

How do you diagnose back pain?

The chiropractors at Spinal Correction Centers use a structural approach, looking at the spine from an engineering perspective. Your provider performs a comprehensive evaluation of your spine and health to get to the source of your back pain. 

They use state-of-the-art diagnostics, not just touch and feel, to locate the abnormalities in your spine causing your symptoms. This helps your provider make lasting corrections that resolve pain.

How do you treat back pain?

Once your chiropractor understands the causes of your back pain, they develop a treatment plan. Your customized plan may include:

  • Spinal adjustments and chiropractic manipulations
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Electrical stimulation therapy
  • Bracing and orthopedic inserts if posture is to blame
  • Deep, penetrating heat therapy
  • Corrective exercises and stretching

Treatments are designed to work with your body’s own natural healing resources to provide lasting relief from back pain. 

Make an appointment at Spinal Correction Centers if you’re suffering from acute or chronic back pain. Call or use this website to schedule your visit online.