Back Pain

Back Pain services offered in Houston, TX

If you’re one of the 80% of American adults who suffer from back pain, you need expert advice and superior pain management. At Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, Shawn Taher, DC, and his team offer extensive testing and effective treatment options to eradicate your back pain. Call the friendly office staff today or use the online booking tool for convenience.

Back Pain Q&A

What causes acute back pain?

Your back consists of many anatomical structures, making you susceptible to back pain for various reasons. Through everyday activities, the vertebrae that run along your spine can become misaligned and pinch some of the nerves in your spinal cord. Some causes of acute back pain include:

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Lifting objects with poor technique
  • Turning with a quick, awkward movement
  • Doing more than your body is capable of

These issues can cause ligament sprains or muscle strains, which are the main culprit of acute back pain. These risks to your back, however, are avoidable. 

You can strive to learn about the safest way to lift things and implement a daily exercise routine into your lifestyle to strengthen your muscles and connective tissues.

During your consultation at Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, the team provides you with guidance and ways to help prevent back pain.

What causes chronic back pain?

Chronic back pain develops over time. Causes include:

  • Performing taxing, repetitive movements involving your back
  • Consistently overstraining your back
  • Sitting or standing with poor posture
  • Sleeping in positions that can cause strain in your back

You can also develop chronic back pain from degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis and scoliosis.

How can I prevent back pain?

You can avoid back pain by eliminating risk factors from your life, such as carrying excess weight, smoking, lifting heavy objects improperly, and living a sedentary lifestyle. Instead, focus on eating a healthy diet that can get your weight within a healthy range, exercise regularly, limit your alcohol intake, and don’t smoke.

You can also stay conscientious about your posture. For example, when standing, put one foot on a low footstool and alternate your feet back and forth often to provide relief for your lower back. 

When sitting, choose a chair with lower back support and consider placing a pillow in the small of your back to support its natural curve. Be sure to change your position frequently and get up every 30 minutes to take a break.

Small actions can keep your back strong, healthy, and pain-free.

How is back pain treated?

Dr. Taher is an expert in understanding how your nervous system interacts with the rest of your body. The technology and techniques he uses match the demand placed on your spine, joints, tissues, and nervous system. Treatments include chiropractic adjustment, spinal decompression, and massage therapy.

If you suffer from back pain, get the treatment you need right away. Call Body Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Center today or use the convenient online booking option.