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February 13, 2018 Back Pain Treatment0

Valentine’s Day is a beautiful day of love and affection.

But love doesn’t only need to be expressed toward your partner. Your back needs some special attention, too.

Flowers and chocolates won’t do, but there are other great ways to say “I love you” to your back. Here are 4 ways to treat your back this Valentine’s Day.

1. Get a Massage

A massage is one of the most classic ways to pamper yourself. It’s also a way to keep your back in top shape.

Not only do massages relax you, but they are medically beneficial. Massages are known to decrease stress hormones and promote the production of white blood cells.

There are many massage techniques, from a general Swedish massage to sports massages that target specific areas. Other techniques are more spiritual and incorporate meditative elements. Evaluating your needs and personal outlook will help you choose the right style for you.

Whichever technique you choose to get, know that a trip to the spa for a massage is a fantastic way to treat your back on Valentine’s Day.

2. Go to a Chiropractor

Chiropractic may not hold the same luxurious, pampering connotation that massages have. But depending on the origin of your pain, it can be an even more effective way to treat your back.

While massages focus on your muscles, chiropractic treatment concentrates on your skeletal system.

Sometimes your bones and joints become misaligned. This can cause grinding, pinched nerves, or other problems that result in debilitating pain.

Luckily, a quick trip to a licensed chiropractor can literally snap you back into shape.

Even if you don’t have significant back pain, regular appointments with a chiropractor give you a frequent tune-up and can prevent major injury down the line.

3. Stretch

Imagine a rubber band. It’s stretchy and flexible.

Now imagine that same rubber band after it’s been put in the freezer for a few hours. It’s stiff, brittle, and could easily snap if mishandled.

Muscles aren’t much more than big fleshy rubber bands that help move your body.

When primed, they’re strong and can demonstrate surprising flexibility. But when they’re put to work without being properly prepared, they have limited range of motion and are more prone to injury.

That’s why it’s important to stretch and warm up your muscles. Stretching in the morning and after you’ve been sitting for long periods keep your body limber and healthy.

Want to strengthen your back and your relationship with stretching on Valentine’s Day? Sign you and your partner up for a couples yoga class.

4. Buy a Massage Chair

Wouldn’t it be great to access the relaxing, revitalizing effects of a massage from the comfort of your own home?

If you’re really looking to splurge on your back for this holiday of love, consider buying a massage chair. It won’t quite replicate the expert hands of a therapist, but you have the freedom of treatment any day, any time of day.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to purchase the super expensive chairs you’d find at a mall kiosk. As a cheaper alternative, you can buy a massage chair insert that fits right in your favorite armchair.

With a V-Day purchase of a massage chair, you can love your back year-round.

More Ways to Treat Your Back

Sometimes these options aren’t enough to make your back feel the love.

If you suffer from serious chronic back pain, consider expert treatment through the DRS Protocol(TM).


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January 18, 2018 Uncategorized

Back pain is a very common issue that affects a whopping 80% of people. Of course, the severity of the pain and injury varies from situation to situation.

But it’s not just the pain some of these individuals have to deal with. For instance, some also have other seemingly unrelated conditions, such as depression.

It makes sense for someone with a debilitating back injury to develop depression at some point in time. However, what we’ll discuss is whether back pain and depression interrelate.

What’s the Science Behind it?

You may find it surprising that back pain doesn’t necessarily have to come before the depression. There’s a study that suggests otherwise – those with depression are 60% more likely to develop low back pain.

It’s not quite clear why the two correlate, but there are a few theories.

The Relationship Between Back Pain and Depression

There were over 61,000 cases of lower back pain in the aforementioned Australian study. Based on the findings, it was determined that lower back pain was due to depression, or at least in part.

The evidence also showed that the deeper the depression of the individual, the more severe their back pain.

Now, medical professionals are still not convinced of the correlation between back pain and depression. This is especially true since the two conditions have differing causes.

For instance, lower back pain can stem from all sorts of conditions that relate to the nerves, muscles, bones, disks, and tendons.

The Typical Causes of Lower Back Pain

There are a number of reasons why someone’s lower back may develop pain. For instance, it may be due to irritation in the nerve roots in the region. Or there’s a strain in the muscles of that area. Then there’s the possibility of a degenerating intervertebral disc.

Is It All a Coincidence?

Depression stems from different life circumstances we face. For instance, the death of a family member or losing a job. This condition results in an individual’s ability to enjoy life and the activities they once did.

It’s hard to conclude definitively that back pain and depression correlate. However, when you look at the data, you’ll see those who are depressed somewhat set themselves up for lower back pain.

For instance, they don’t work out as much or do any physical activities. Or they suffer from sleep disorders that can wear down the body. Increased physical activity and restful sleep show improvements in back pain.

Not to mention, the disruption in neural transmitters that affect mood can also diminish your pain threshold.

Treating Back Pain and Depression

Typically, doctors will look to treat both the depression and lower back pain at once. For instance, receiving psychiatric and chiropractic therapy at once.

At Davis Clinic of Chiropractic Inc., we can provide you with top-notch chiropractic care. We also offer assistance with depression using neurofeedback therapies and various others.

If you’re currently suffering from back pain and are depressed, then we can help you. Contact us today to see how we can assist you in becoming happy and pain-free.


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January 4, 2018 Uncategorized

Did you know that 11% of Americans are living with chronic pain?

When you break this down, it calculates to about 25.3 million people.

Most feel a lot of pain in their joints, muscles or bones for a period of months or years. Whatever the cause of the pain, when it lasts too long, it can impair your ability to function daily.

And for some, it inhibits their ability to work. But before reaching this point, it’s best to use preventive methods to remain pain free.

Let’s review some tips on how to do so.

Wear the Right Shoes So You Can Be Pain Free

This is important whether you’re working out, running or walking.

When you’re wearing the wrong type of shoes, it can lead to pain in your feet, legs, and hips. And it’s especially important to have the right shoes when you’re running or working out.

Not doing so can lead to additional injuries.

Lift Objects Correctly

A lot of people lift large and heavy objects incorrectly. And this leads to them going from having a pain free life to one filled with agony. Your lower back is very fragile, so it’s necessary to safeguard it any way you can.

One way is to ensure you squat down before you lift versus bending over to lift. Your legs will support your back rather than have your back do all the lifting.

Sit with a Good Posture

You don’t have to be working at a factory to get a back injury. If you’re one who sits at a desk most of the day, then you too are at risk of getting a spinal injury.

Poor posture is the culprit here. You can correct your posture by sitting in an ergonomic chair and have your monitor at eye level. It’s also essential to set a timer, so you can get up and walk around every hour or so.

Stand up desks are growing in popularity for this reason.

Stay Physically Active

The more out of shape you become, the more prone you are to injury. Trying to lift heavy objects, run up a flight of stairs or do anything else that’s more strenuous than a sedentary activity can injure you.

By remaining active, your muscles, joints, and bones stay strong enough to handle just about any task.

Just make sure you perform your exercises with a proper form, so you don’t end up pulling a muscle or worse.

Go to a Chiropractor

Some people believe you don’t go to a chiropractor until they have an injury. However, going to one can actually prevent all sorts of pain. The cracks and adjustments will keep you in alignment, so your joints and bones don’t ache.

A chiropractor will do this to your entire body. Plus, they can identify problems before they grow into major issues.

Use these Tips to Stay Pain Free

Knowledge is power, but only if you put it to use. These tips can be a great help if you’re serious about leading a pain free life.

If you’re trying to prevent pain or already have some, you can get the assistance of a chiropractor. In many cases, they can help you avoid surgery and medication.

This is exactly what they do at Davis Spine Institute. Contact us today to see how we can help prevent or treat your pain.


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December 18, 2017 BrainCore

 

Depression is often a misunderstood mental health condition. Yet, over 40 million Americans are struggling with it. Moreover, there are negative stigmas associated. Sufferers are often told they’re lazy or overly emotional. Many people brush off the idea of depression as something to ”just get over”. But depression is a serious condition that requires treatment.

The good news is that awareness around depression and available treatments are on the rise. Braincore neurofeedback is one such revolutionary treatment. It’s a powerful way to overcome this mental disorder, bringing new hope to millions of people across the globe.

Understanding Depression and Neuroplasticity

Negative stigmas aside, you may be depressed and not even know it. This condition affects all aspects of your life, including how you feel, act, and think. Most sufferers experience:

  • Feeling sad most of the time
  • Losing interest in hobbies
  • Loss of appetite or emotional eating
  • Oversleeping or restless sleeping
  • Feelings of malaise
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Difficulty thinking and making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

The brain is an incredibly powerful muscle – this is where neuroplasticity comes in. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s mechanism for creating brand new neural pathways. Our brains are far from hard-wired – they have the ability to heal themselves.

Braincore neurofeedback works on the basis of neuroplasticity. Basically, it teaches our brains to react and think differently in order to beat depression.

Braincore Neurofeedback Explained

Braincore neurofeedback is also known as EEG biofeedback. This form of therapy monitors your brain’s electrical activity, such as the brainwaves. It also tracks the reactions of all five forms of brainwaves: delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma.

During this process, a therapist regulates your brainwaves by tracking brain activity. He sends this information back to the brain via computer imagery and electrical signals. Sounds like a big ol’ bunch of quack straight out of the ’60’s, doesn’t it? Well, the process does date back to this time period.

Initially, Neurotherapy was used on NASA astronauts to prevent rocket-fuel induced seizures. And yes, they were successful.

Essentially, Braincore neurofeedback is a form of learning for the brain. This organ begins to adjust itself to the positive signals sent by electrical stimuli and imagery. The treatment is not only used to treat depression but a host of other conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Learning disabilities
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Traumatic brain injuries and memory loss

The goal of neurofeedback is to improve your brain’s ability to self-regulate without medications.

You can get your life back on track as your brain learns how to maintain its flexibility between states of relaxation and stress.

Davis Clinic of Chiropractic Has Your Back

Don’t let depression take a toll on your life! A specialist can help you beat the blues and boost your well-being. Our team uses neurofeedback and other therapies to restore your health. Visit us at Davis Clinic of Chiropractic to get help!


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About 8 in 10 people in the U.S. will have back issues at some point in their lives. With numbers like that it’s no wonder most of us view the oncoming Christmas season with as much trepidation as we do cheer.

But back pain needn’t put a dampener on the holidays.

Here are 5 tips to help manage your back pain this season.

1. Don’t Shop Til You Drop

Americans spend a lot of time at the mall. It might not seem like it, but shopping puts a mighty strain on the body. As well as being on your feet for long stretches, you’re also lifting and carrying bags, shifting your weight unevenly, and often forgetting to hydrate.

If you can’t avoid the mall, be mindful of how long you spend on your feet. Take regular breaks to sit and give your back a rest. Make use of trollies and don’t be proud of loading the car up all by yourself.

If you can avoid the hustle and bustle altogether that’s even better. Look at buying your gifts online and having them pre-wrapped and delivered.

2. Keep up Your Routine

Once the holidays hit it can be all too easy to let your eating and exercise routines fall by the wayside. But while skipping your stretches to get a head start on your Christmas cooking may seem harmless, ’tis the season to stay on top of your self-care.

Christmas is a strenuous time, both mentally and physically. Taking care of yourself by maintaining your stretching and strength exercises is essential lest you ring in the new year in pain.

3. Meal Prep Is Your Friend

Putting on a spread for the big day? Plan your cooking ahead of time so you’re not over-exerting yourself rushing around on the day.

Activities like chopping and dicing can be done ahead of all the major cooking. You also needn’t be hunched over the bench to do it. Look around and see if there are other surface areas to use that will put less strain on your back issues – the dining room table for example.

Don’t stay in any one position for too long at a time. If you’re prone to losing yourself in a task and forgetting to shift, employ a kitchen timer to remind you to sit, stand, or stretch.

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

It can seem galling to ask for help with activities that you used to achieve alone with no issues but remember your family and friends would rather lend a hand than see you in pain.

Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks like shopping and cooking preparations. Getting the kids involved in decorating or present wrapping is a great way to give your back a break and give them some extra responsibility to boot.

5. Be Kind to Yourself

Christmas is a strenuous time for anyone, let alone someone with chronic back issues. It’s important to be kind to yourself and your body during the runaround.

Take frequent breaks and keep yourself hydrated. You may need to lean more heavily on your coping mechanisms as the silly season ramps up but be mindful that this isn’t a failing on your part.

Back Issues Needn’t Ruin the Holidays

Back pain can be particularly disruptive over the holiday season. With these 5 points, you can keep your back problems in hand and help manage your holiday stress to boot.

Looking to invest in a new mattress for Christmas? Check out how to find the best mattress for your back pain.


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December 5, 2017 Healthy LivingWeight Loss

Need help losing weight before the holidays? The busy hectic holidays are approaching fast. You might think you don’t have time to lose that weight. But you do! It won’t even require a strenuous exercise regiment.

The traditional routes of diet and exercise are not effective enough for most people. Add the stress of the holidays, and they’re nearly impossible.

Read on to see how you can lose weight with a program that won’t require you to drastically change your life.

Forget the Diet and Exercise Programs

If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past, you may have had the “plateau” experience. You change your diet and start exercising, only to see your weight just plateau. What happened? Your body became accustomed to your weight loss plan and began to make its own adjustments.

Other factors can derail your efforts, too. If you’re suffering from chronic back or knee pain, getting started with an exercise program can be difficult (if not impossible). Yet, you also know that movement with pain is important and that losing weight could help to ease that pain. It’s a Catch-22, but don’t give up hope. With newer and more effective technology, you can lose weight before the holidays!

Introducing Chirothin and Zerona Laser Therapy

Zerona is a new, non-invasive body contouring procedure. It targets excess fat without the negative side effects associated with some surgical methods. This technology was once used to help assist in liposuction procedures. Researchers found that the cold laser treatment also helped patients to emulsify fat from the:

  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Bra area
  • Knees
  • Ankles

This technology, along with our fat-burning weight loss program, has enabled some patients to lose up to 40 pounds in as little as 6 weeks! Others have reported losing 25 inches in as little as 6 weeks.

How Does Zerona Work?

It’s simple. You lie down in a comfortable position in a relaxed environment while the cold laser does all the work. Since Zerona uses cold laser technology, you’ll feel nothing during the procedure. The only thing you’ll feel is lighter as you exit the treatment area.

The Zerona low-level laser is applied to the targeted areas of the body. This is generally for 20 minutes on the front or anterior side. The same treatment is then applied to the back or posterior side.

Is Zerona Laser Therapy Safe?

Yes. In fact, it’s the only body contouring device of its kind that has been approved safe by the FDA.

Best of all, it’s 100% effective!

You can expect to lose inches from your waist, hips, and thighs in the first two weeks. As an added bonus, losing this weight could be the first step in easing chronic back or knee pain.

You CAN Lose Weight Before the Holidays

Forget the fad diets. You’ll have more success with the Zerona Laser Treatment at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages® and you won’t have to disrupt your life to get results. Plus, the reduction in pain from losing weight will give you a renewed sense of living!

For more information on our effective weight loss program coupled with Zerona Laser Treatment, contact us today. We’ll help you say goodbye to that extra weight before the holidays.


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November 21, 2017 BrainCore

The effects of sleep disorders have been linked to depression, obesity, and even stroke. Insomnia, one of the most common sleep issues, affects more than 30% of the population.

We may not know it, but getting a good night’s sleep has a positive impact on every aspect of our lives. Those suffering from insomnia struggle with a lack of productivity, added stress, and an overall poorer quality of life. While there are a number of prescription sleep aids on the market, they carry a risk of addiction. Many people are seeking out an alternative, long-term solution.

Neurofeedback treatment presents a new way to tackle insomnia. By resetting tangled brainwaves, we can reteach the brain to sleep.

The Goal of Neurofeedback Therapy

This type of therapy also referred to as EEG Biofeedback, is a non-invasive way to rebalance the brain. Our brain creates different electrical impulses. Depending on the activity we’re engaged in, certain areas of our brains will need to be using certain electrical impulses.

Let’s say you’re engaged in a very normal activity like grocery shopping or doing homework. Certain areas of your brain need to be actively using the Beta frequency. However, it may be the end of the day and you should be winding down and relaxing. A different area of your brain needs to be actively using the Alpha frequency.

Neurofeedback helps to strengthen the brain’s ability to make a smooth transition between states of high activity and relaxation.

Assessing the Issue

The treatment process begins with a comprehensive assessment. This will tell doctors whether the pattern in a patient’s brainwaves are normal or not. Basically, the doctors are creating a map of the brain. Based on the feedback, a treatment protocol is determined. The protocol will center on retraining brainwaves back into normal functionality. This retraining results in an overall improvement in sleep activity and general health.

The Treatment Process

During the treatment process, doctors will monitor your brainwave patterns electronically. This will happen while you perform a number of brain exercises. BrainCore technology will detect when brainwaves are correctly ordered. It then feeds this information back to the patient. It does this in the form of a game or sound. However, the patient’s brainwaves are controlling the game or sound. By observing the proper ordering of brainwaves, the brain learns how to regulate itself more effectively.

This may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie. But individuals who have gone through the therapy have seen improvements in the following:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Sleepwalking
  • Restless sleep
  • Night terrors
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Bruxism

Neurofeedback therapy doesn’t just cure insomnia. It resets brain activity and allows brainwaves to regulate themselves smoothly.

Achieve Healthy Sleep the Natural Way

The point of Neurofeedback therapy is to cure insomnia by returning the brain to a natural, healthy state of functionality. This helps patients avoid the many risks associated with drugs. Although the process may seem intimidating to some, it’s non-invasive and painless.

If you suffer from insomnia and need experienced help, contact the Davis Clinic today.


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If you suffer from chronic back pain, you know how much it takes over your life. Visiting a chiropractor could be the best thing you’ll do to finally rid yourself of the pain.

Chiropractors are expertly trained professionals that believe your spine alignment is directly related to your overall health and well-being. By directly incorporating this belief into your treatment, expert chiropractic care can provide ongoing management for chronic back pain.

In a recent study, experts determined that spinal manipulation is both safe and effective for the relief of back pain. So how can visiting a chiropractor help you finally rid yourself of the pain that dominates your days and nights?

Read on to find out.

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Work?

Regular chiropractic treatments focus on spinal manipulation and overall alignment to help manage pain and stimulate your body’s ability to self-heal.

When your spine is out of alignment, it can increase pressure on your central nervous system. Spinal re-alignment reduces this pressure.

If your spine is out of alignment, you probably experience regular lower back pain and headaches.

When you show up to a chiropractor for the first time, you’ll first be evaluated. Think of it like when you go to a new doctor for an initial visit. They’ll want to know what your symptoms are. Be as specific as possible.

After that, you’ll typically head over for X-rays and other tests that can help them better understand your condition.

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once you’ve been fully evaluated, you and your chiropractor will develop a strategic plan of treatment.

Managing chronic back pain will likely require several visits over a period of time. During each visit, expect your chiropractor to use pressure on key parts of your body that will start to re-align your spine.

Sometimes the pressure is abrupt and other times it will be low-force. It may be delivered with special instruments or by hand.

Talk in detail with your chiropractor about different methods they use before you agree to any long-term treatment plan.

As a part of your treatment, your chiropractor may also suggest:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Added nutritional supplements
  • Diet change
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Cold and hot packs

For the best long-term results, take special consideration on each of these recommendations.

An Up-Close Look at Chiropractors

Aspiring chiropractors need to go through a four-year training period at an accredited institution. Many chiropractors will also participate in two to three-year residencies to help them specialize in specific practices.

In addition, they need to be licensed before joining the practice.

If you’re thinking about chiropractic care to manage your chronic back pain, first you should:

  • Get a good recommendation from a doctor, family or friend
  • Talk to your insurance provider to see if they’ll cover care
  • Ask each chiropractor about their specific training, certifications and specializations

As with any other profession, there are good chiropractors and not-so-good ones. Make sure to do your homework before choosing.

Visiting a Chiropractor Can Be the Solution to Chronic Back Pain

After you’ve “shopped around” for a chiropractor you like, you’ll soon find out just how much they can do to help with your pain. Remember that managing pain will require an ongoing relationship with your chiropractor. Make sure you find the best match.

If you’re ready to get started, give us a call today and we can discuss your personal needs. We look forward to serving you!



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Pinched nerves cause tremendous amounts of pain and usually happen at the worst possible times. This can cause stress which will inevitably make the nerve pain even worse.

There are a few treatment options for pinched nerve pain other than medications. These treatments are generally recommended first before nerve pain medication is administered to try to alleviate the issue without medical intervention.

Keep reading to learn more about treatments for pinched nerve pain that can help you, well, in a pinch.

Ice

Pinched nerves cause inflammation to the muscles surrounding them. Ice should be used to reduce swelling and inflammation.

Simply grab an ice pack or wrap some ice in a light towel and hold it directly onto your pinched nerve for 10-15 minutes. You can remove the ice pack for ten to fifteen minutes and put it back on again if the pain doesn’t cease.

Don’t ice for more than an hour in 10-15 minute increments.

Heat

Because the muscles are inflamed, they are also tight and tense, causing the pinched nerve to remain pinched. A heating pad or heat pack will increase blood flow to these muscles to relieve pressure and help to start the healing process.

You can wear a heating pad for 10-15 minutes at a time as long as you need to feel relief.

Adjust Posture

A pinched nerve can simply be the result of bad posture.

In order to relieve the pain, you can change the position in which you are standing or sitting to release pressure on the nerve. Once you find a position that is comfortable, remain there as long as possible. This will help alleviate the pain and relax the muscles and the nerves so they can start to heal.

Stretch

Small movements can have a big impact on nerve pain. Simple stretches can help relieve the pressure on your nerve and begin to improve your symptoms. You shouldn’t stretch too deeply but keep it light and feel for pain and discomfort. Stop or ease your stretch when you begin to feel even slight discomfort so as not to cause more inflammation or pressure.

Rest

The best medicine for any type of nerve pain is simply resting. You need to do your best to avoid any activity that causes pain, such as cleaning, vacuuming or even texting (looking down).

You should rest until the symptoms are completely gone and pay attention to how your body feels when you begin moving again. If there is any pain upon return to activity, try going back through the treatments discussed here and rest some more.

BONUS: Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerve Pain

Nerve pain can become a debilitating issue that does eventually require medical care. But it can still be helped without medications. Chiropractors are specialized in shoulder, neck and back pain. Nerve pain stems from the spine and therefore can be relieved with chiropractic care.

If you’ve tried all the home treatments you can think of and you’re still experiencing pinched nerve pain, contact us!



September 28, 2017 Back PainBack Pain Treatment

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Eighty percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While lower back is the most frequently reported type of back pain, upper back pain is also common.

If you suffer from this kind of pain, it’s important to determine the cause so that you can treat it effectively. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common causes of upper back pain, along with some simple, yet effective, solutions.

Poor Posture

Many people spend hours on end hunched over in front of a computer. This posture takes a toll on your back muscles and can lead to pain if you aren’t careful.

Carrying Heavy Loads

Even if you don’t sit at a desk all day, you can end up with pain in your upper back if you frequently carry heavy loads. Whether it’s a backpack, heavy tote bag or boxes, frequently carrying items that are too heavy will put too much strain on your muscles.

Trauma or Injuries

Car accidents and other traumatic events can cause fractures, sprains, and spinal compression. Any of these injuries could be the cause of pain in your upper back.

Physical Conditions

Osteoporosis weakens the bones and makes them less likely to carry weight well. Osteoporosis in the thoracic spine (upper back region) can lead to pain. If your weakened vertebrae aren’t able to support your body’s weight, your muscles, ligaments, and tendons have to do extra work to make up for it.

Conditions like kyphosis (rounding of the thoracic spine) and scoliosis (an “S” or “C” shaped curve in the spine) can also cause pain in the upper back.

How to Treat Upper Back Pain

Whether it’s chronic or acute, there are lots of things you can do to relieve your pain.

Rest

If your back hurts because of an injury or an accident, resting for a couple of days might be the best thing for it. Return to normal activities slowly and take note of anything that makes your pain worse.

Exercise

Bed rest initially can be good for back pain, but you don’t want to spend an extended period of time lying down. This can cause additional problems.

After you’ve rested for a few days, speak with a doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist to learn about exercises that you can do to stretch and strengthen your back muscles. Not only will these exercises help your pain now, but they’ll also help you prevent pain in the future.

Practice Good Posture

When you stand or sit tall with your shoulders and stomach pulled in to support your back, you take unnecessary pressure off your spine. It will take some time to break your habit of slouching, but your upper back will thank you for it!

Visit a Chiropractor to Treat Your Upper Back Pain

Often, when people are injured or in pain, they turn to a traditional doctor who prescribes habit-forming painkillers. A chiropractor will provide better relief that actually addresses the source of the problem rather than just masking symptoms.

Some treatments that a chiropractor might use to heal your upper back pain include:

  • Adjustments
  • Traction
  • Ergonomic training
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Physical modalities like cold laser, heat, ice, and electrical stimulation
  • Exercises to strengthen the muscles

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you live in or near The Villages, Florida, and are ready to heal your back pain without surgery or prescription drugs, contact us at Davis Spine Institute today.


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