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Frequently Asked Questions About Back Injuries

Frequently Asked Questions About Back Injuries

Back injuries are common among working class individuals. Many injured workers go through their day trying to ignore the intense pain shooting up their spine as they try to complete their workload. Fortunately, there are other ways to deal with your back injury. Below, we answer some questions commonly asked by people experiencing uncomfortable back pain.

What Are the Common Causes of Back Injuries?

Back injuries can occur when strain is placed on the spine and its supporting muscles, or when the tendons and ligaments are suddenly jolted. Car accidents, playing sports, falling down, and improperly lifting heavy objects are just some of the ways people typically injure their backs. Poor posture over long periods of time can also contribute to back injuries.

How Do I Prevent Back Injuries?

Conditioning your leg and abdominal muscles helps give your back greater support and flexibility. Regular exercises and stretching can deter strains and tears from occurring. You should bend your knees when lifting large or heavy objects. Also, pivot, rather than twist, when you move heavy items. If you sit for extended periods of time, you should stretch and shift positions frequently throughout the day.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

A chiropractor uses gentle, precise thrusts and pressure on specific points of the spine to alleviate pain and influence proper alignment. Injured soft tissue and vertebrae can pinch the nerves in your spinal cord, creating intense pain. Chiropractic adjustments not only provide remarkable pain relief, but also teach you therapeutic exercises that strengthen your core and allows for better posture.

At Cobb Pain & Rehab, our caring, qualified staff is focused on customer service. Our team has a wide array of natural, safe treatment options to fit your budget. Our goal is to identify and treat the source of your pain so you can reclaim the mobility and lifestyle you once enjoyed.

Call (404) 666-7711, or contact our Cobb County chiropractor to book your appointment today.


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