Back pain affects much of the population at any point in time. This year at least six of every ten adult Calgarians will have an episode of back pain. This pain can affect the lower back, mid back or neck.
Many different reasons and conditions cause back pain, and it is essential if you are experiencing pain that you consult a practitioner to determine its cause.
Dr. Janmohamed, a Calgary Chiropractor, leads HALO Clinic’s team of multidiscipline practitioners in diagnosing and treating back pain.
The lower back supports much of the weight of the upper body and provides much of the mobility for everyday motions.
Pain in the lower back can be caused by injury to the muscles, ligaments, joints or discs.
Low Back Pain presents many different symptoms
- Dull and achy
- Stinging and burning
- Radiating across the lower back and into the legs,
- Prolonged or irritated from sitting or standing
- Difficulty with daily activities.
Lower back pain can also be mechanical, meaning localized pain with pain changing due to different twists, loads or mobility in the spine, or it can be radicular which is sharp and burning, typically only affecting one side of the body.
Mid back pain is described as pain in the area of spine that is connected to the rib cage.
Middle back pain can stem from a number of issues, being acute or chronic pain, and affect everyday activities.
Some different ailments that are diagnosed in middle back pain are strained muscles, irritated discs, significant injuries like a fracture as well as some other illnesses.
Symptoms of Mid Back Pain include:
- Muscle spasms
- Bad posture
- Sleeping problems
- Shortness of breath
- Shooting pain
Neck pain has many causes and factors that can inhibit everyday activities.
Neck pain can come from any number of disorders including pinched nerves, neck strain, degenerative disc disorder, whiplash as well as a numerous others.
Often, neck pain is associated with some type of injury that can stem from contact sports, motor vehicle accidents or other everyday activities that cause neck strain.
Neck pain presents with:
- A dull ache
- Tingling in the hands or arms
- Stiffness in the shoulders
- Pain in the upper extremities
- Reduced Movement
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of neck, middle or lower back pain.
Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics and/or Acupuncture.
If you are suffering from any pain in the back and neck and would like to help with pain management, then contact us.
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