If you are experiencing back pain, you're not alone. Studies show that about 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can begin abruptly or develop over time. This article will help you understand some of the causes of back pain and how chiropractic treatment can help.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can begin abruptly from lifting, twisting or as a result of an accident. It can also develop over time, due to age and/or a sedentary lifestyle. Most acute low back pain is due to a disruption in how the spine, muscles and nerves fit and move together. In addition to back injuries, back pain can also result from arthritis, osteoporosis and degenerative disc disease. Back pain symptoms can include muscle aches, shooting or stabbing pain, and pain that worsens when standing, walking or bending. 

Chiropractic treatment for back pain

Back pain treatment is what many people think of when they think of chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a completely safe, non-invasive, pain-free way to treat and manage back pain. Dr. Hunter will develop a customized treatment plan that identifies the underlying cause of your back pain and also takes into account your age, medical history and lifestyle.