What Happens When You Throw Your Back Out in Sacramento CA?

What Happens When You Throw Your Back Out in Sacramento CA?

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Can Chiropractors in Sacramento CA Help Thrown-Out Backs?

If you have a thrown-out back you know it.

Throwing your back out is an extremely painful experience that unfortunately some people struggle with.

At our Sacramento CA Chiropractor Office, we help patients with thrown-out backs every single day.

But what are thrown-out backs and how exactly do chiropractors help them?

In this short article, we are going to discuss this topic to hopefully empower you with the knowledge you need to take care of your back.

What Is A Thrown-Out Back, And Do I Have One?

"Throwing out your back" is a colloquial term used to describe sudden, severe back pain that can occur when the muscles and ligaments in the back are strained or injured.

Normally, this occurs suddenly during an activity, following an activity, or following a variety of accidents and can cause people debilitating pain that can even prevent them from walking.

Regarding whether you have a lower back injury or not, the best way to know for sure is to consult a professional (like a chiropractor), but below we will cover some symptoms that may mean that you threw your back out.

Most back injuries occur when the spine is out of alignment, and if a spine is out of alignment it may not be able to recover from a lumbar injury. This is why we strongly recommend getting professional help if you are experiencing a back problem like this.

You may feel any of the following symptoms if you’ve thrown out your back:

  • Low back stiffness
  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Muscle spasms

There are several ways that you can throw your back out, and it is important to understand that you may have one or multiple factors causing your back pain.

Causes include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle tears
  • Ligament tears
  • Compression of nerve root
  • Herniated disc
  • Compromised spinal joints

How Do Chiropractors Help Thrown-Out Backs?

Depending on the patient and the degree of the injury, a thrown-out back may require a different type of chiropractic care. However, typical therapies might involve soft tissue therapy, spinal adjustments, and exercises to strengthen and stabilize the affected region. In order to avoid further injuries, the chiropractor may also offer tips on ergonomics, lifestyle adjustments, and posture. It is crucial to remember that chiropractic care is individualized, and the patient's requirements and preferences may change the course of treatment.

How Long Does It Usually Take For Chiropractic Care To Correct Thrown-Out Backs?

This is a very common question, especially for patients in severe pain. Patients may feel relief from a thrown-out back as soon as their first visit. Depending on the severity, to be completely pain-free may require several chiropractic adjustments that may take up to 6 months. Our patients usually have a noticeable reduction in pain on the first visit, and then again after every four visits or so until they are completely pain-free.

Thanks For Stopping By, We Hope To See You Soon.

If you or a loved one are dealing with this painful condition in Sacramento CA, we would love to meet you.

We consistently help patients get well and would love to celebrate your success.

If you have any questions comments or concerns, feel free to reach out to our office by email or call us during office hours.

Clinically reviewed by Steven Barham, D.C.

- Updated on March 20, 2023

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