Back pain is a universal, common condition that will affect nearly every adult at some point in their life. For many people, back pain might come and go in a matter of a couple of days and be just a mild annoyance. For others, back pain can be so severe that it prevents normal day-to-day activities like going to work or even bending down to pull on your socks and shoes. More often than not, this severe pain prompts them to finally visit a low back pain doctor near Farmington,MI.
Back pain can originate from different tissues and structures in the back and can happen for several reasons. To help you better understand back pain, which can also help you to get the proper care, we've compiled the following list of ten of the most common sources of back pain:
There are certainly some lifestyle changes you can make in order to care for and prevent back pain. Among the most effective are maintaining a healthy weight and fitness level, staying well hydrated, and quitting smoking if you are a tobacco user. When you are suffering from back pain, it is important to address the cause of the problem if you are to expect any level of relief that is beyond temporary.
Your spine works as a single unit and is connected by a network of muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and nerves. Each segment doesn't move in isolation, rather your spine functions, moves, and compensates based on what happens elsewhere along the line. At the very top of your neck sits a vertebra called the atlas. The atlas is shaped very differently from the rest of the bones in the spine because it has a much different job to do – it holds the weight of the head on top of it and provides your head with the freedom of movement it enjoys. When the atlas misaligns, it can mean major problems for the rest of your back. When the weight of the head is not carried properly over the spine, it causes compensations that can lead to muscle spasm, strain, and increased pressure on nerves, discs, and joints.
Farmington, MI upper cervical chiropractic care is a gentle and effective way of addressing the underlying cause of many sources of back problems and pain. We use precise methods to detect and correct upper cervical misalignments that can be leading to dysfunction in the rest of the spine. By doing so, we are creating a solution that is long lasting, rather than masking symptoms only to have them return at a later time.
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Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.