#1. Lower Back Pain
There are a number of things which can trigger back pain and stiffness of varying severity. Most commonly, muscle strain, such as acute lumbar strain (felt in the lower back), can be attributed to heavy lifting or awkward movement. Back pain relating to spinal injury can be the result of a slipped or bulging disk.
#2. Neck Pain
Neck pain often occurs due to disruption in the soft tissues and the bone and joints of the spine. The most common causes of neck pain treated by chiropractic therapy is simply due to repetitive motions and strain. A pinched nerve can also trigger neck pain. When vertebra become unaligned this can crowd a sensory nerve, thereby “pinching” the nerve, which causes pain for an individual.
#3. Migraines and Headaches
There is no clear cause to explain the occurrence of all headaches and migraines. Research supports that there might be a genetic component relating to a predisposition for headaches, particularly migraines, as well as central nervous system issues, vascular problems, and chemical abnormalities. A proper adjustment can alleviate these issues.
Chiropractors are trained to work with women during pregnancy. With the growing trend of trying to find more natural (drug-free) solution, making it safer for the baby, many pregnant women are turning to their chiropractor from the common back pains associated with pregnancy.
#5. Car Accidents and Injury
Spinal injuries are common across all kinds of automobile accidents, from fender-benders to serious collisions. High-velocity collisions can injure soft tissues in the neck and back, causing whiplash and back pain. Whiplash, the back-and-forth thrashing of the neck during a collision, can cause severe neck pain and stiffness. During an auto accident, the impact from a collision causes movement in the neck and back beyond the normal range of motion of the spine, often triggering severe back pain.