It’s one of the most widespread causes of pain and time off work, so finding someone who can fix your back pain is invaluable. Rylan Holub, DC, and the team at Elite Family Chiropractic, in Spring, Texas, have considerable expertise and experience in treating numerous causes of back pain swiftly and comprehensively. If back pain is disrupting your life, you don’t have to put up with it. Call Elite Family Chiropractic to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online today.

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What causes acute back pain?

Back pain is extremely common and has many different causes. Acute back pain is typically due to injuries like strained muscles or a restriction with a joint. Activities that cause acute back pain include:

What should I do if I hurt my back?

If you have mild back pain caused by an acute injury, you should rest your back by avoiding the activity that caused the damage or anything similar. However, staying in bed for a long time doesn’t help your back at all.

Gently moving and exercising are far more likely to heal the tissues than staying immobile. Don’t overdo it, though. Use heat packs carefully to soothe the pain and ice packs to reduce inflammation.

You can take over-the-counter pain medications if your pain requires it, but don’t use the medication to cover up pain so you can carry on as normal – you’ll end up with a much worse back problem.

When back pain persists for over a week or comes and goes frequently, it’s time to visit Elite Family Chiropractic.

How does a chiropractor treat back pain?

Chiropractic adjustments are a vital form of treatment for back pain and are useful no matter what the cause of your pain. After finding the root cause of your pain, your treatment plan at Elite Family Chiropractic could include:

  • Diversified technique
  • Cox® Flexion-Distraction decompression (traction) (REMOVE)
  • Thompson Drop
  • Active Release Technique®
  • SOT (sacro occipital technique)
  • Electrical muscle stimulation (REMOVE)
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Therapeutic ultrasound (REMOVE)
  • Custom Orthotics

How do I stop back pain from coming back?

When you undergo treatment for back pain at Elite Family Chiropractic, your provider gives you detailed information about how to improve your strength and avoid developing the same problem again.

Some of the best ways to reduce your risk of developing back pain in the future include:

  • Regular exercise
  • Practicing core-strengthening exercises
  • Doing yoga or Pilates
  • Losing weight
  • Improving your posture

You should also avoid things like sitting and standing for long periods and lifting heavy weights, use a correctly adjusted ergonomic office chair, and make sure you practice safe lifting techniques.

For help with back pain, call Elite Family Chiropractic, or request an appointment online today.