Frequently Asked Questions

What are the injuries to the back?

There are many different injuries that can occur in the back. Sprains/strains, disc injuries, facet injuries, and aggravation of existing arthritis can all occur. This is why it is important to perform an examination and x-rays to better understand the nature of your back injury.

How do you treat a back injury?

Back injuries can be treated with chiropractic care as well as home instructions. Depending on the severity and stage of your injury, certain protocols will be required at home in combination with your office visits.

How do you strengthen your lower back to prevent injuries?

Core and paraspinal muscle strengthening are essential to help prevent future back injuries. These exercises are typically not recommended during an acute flare up.

What is the most common back injury?

The most common back injury is a sprain/strain. Sprain/strains are typically caused by prolonged bending or improper lifting.

Can a chiropractor help with a back injury?

Chiropractors help people with back injuries every day. Chiropractic care has been shown to be the most effective treatment for back pain.



What Causes Back Injuries?

Today's video is about back injuries.

They account for one out of every five work-related injuries, so 20% of all work injuries are related to back injuries.

Most of those are due to some kind of manual lifting or repetitive motion type of movement involved in that job, so those are some things that predispose you to get those injuries.

We also know of some increased risk factors for back injuries.

Obesity plays a big role in having a weak core.

Not having a strong core makes your lower back, especially your lower back, much more susceptible to injury: a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise.

So, there's a common theme here.

Not eating properly, not exercising, and not doing the things to take care of yourself definitely predispose you to back injuries.

And then if you have a job where you're doing a lot of repetitive movement, bending and lifting, stuff like that, you're far more likely to get a back injury.

Treating Back Injuries

Related injuries and back and neck pain cost billions of dollars a year to treat.

Most of the time, what we like to recommend to our patients when we see them is to undergo chiropractic care, preferably on a regular basis, even once a month, to keep your spine healthy and moving properly.

But on top of the chiropractic care, we always try to encourage our patients.

We want you moving around, especially if you sit at a desk for work or have a repetitive motion job where you're lifting and bending.

We want you to do stuff more upright.

We want you to work on your core strength and maintain a healthy weight.

All of these things play a big role in preventing back injuries from ever happening.

But chiropractic care plays a big role in getting yourself checked, keeping your spine healthy, and keeping it moving properly so your body functions at its best.

Remember, you can always change these things.

You can always make more effort on these things if you notice, "Hey, yeah, I've got a few of these things going on."

Let's prevent ourselves from having something major at work, any major low back flare-ups, by strengthening the core and doing some basic core exercises.

If it's lack of exercise, you don't exercise, let's start with just walking.

Let's start adding to that over time.

And you can see those little changes every day; over time, they can make a big difference.

I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.


Call our office today to schedule an appointment to kickstart your healthy life: 530-221-8443



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