Back Pain Treatment in The Colony

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

Whether it was an accident, incorrect sitting or lifting, over-exertion, or just the way your spine developed, Lower Back Pain in The Colony affects countless numbers of people every single day.

Most often, the pain is caused when the facet joints, or the two connecting “fingers” at the back of each vertebra become rough and irritated. Normal smooth sliding for the joint is no longer possible and nerves give off the sensation of pain. If this is the case, surgery will often remove these joints, which leaves the spine unprotected.


Back Pain in The Colony

Lower back pain can also occur when a disc bulges and puts additional pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. This is what causes a pain down the leg, numbness or tingling, and can again be treated (ineffectively) with surgery.

This surgery removes the disc tissue that has bulged. This can affect the discs ability to cushion the bones. The chiropractic approach is safer and more effective over surgery. Adjustments of the spine and its discs can alleviate pain and address the underlying structural causes in order to prevent further damage. Each treatment is specific to the needs and spinal problems of the individual patient. We work with the body rather than against it.


Disc Bulges and Herniations

Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.

It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. A chiropractor in The Colony will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.


Subluxations

Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.


Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains

Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.


Stress and Back Pain

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.

If you have questions about how our team at Stonebridge Chiropractic can help you, please schedule a consultation today.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
8:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
8:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Wednesday
8:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
8:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm


Friday
By Appointment Only


Saturday
Closed

Stonebridge Chiropractic
7204 Main Street #200
The Colony, TX 75056
(469) 535-3800