Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lifetime. This is no surprise, as this type of pain is the second most common cause for people to visit a doctor’s office. Since the back is a complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, it can be injured in a variety of ways. Check out some common reasons why people develop the dreaded back pain affecting millions of Americans.

Chiropractic care for back pain at Key Potential Chiropractic

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Disease, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Irritated joints
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Ruptured disks
  • Sprained ligaments or  muscles
  • Stress

Chiropractic Care for Your Back Pain

When it comes to back pain, spine irregularities are usually the reason or at least a major contributing factor. These spine irregularities are called subluxations, which chiropractors are expertly trained to treat. Subluxations compromise your nerve pathways, which then increases your pain receptor sensitivity. Chiropractors can perform specific adjustments, which eases the nerve pathways, thus allowing the nerves to function normally again.

Chiropractic care for back pain with Dr. Kelsey Pettitt in Waukee

With 35 percent of patients receiving chiropractic adjustments for back pain treatment, it’s no surprise that this type of holistic care can help reduce patients’ back pain and stiffness. Unlike traditional health treatments that use drugs and invasive treatments to treat pain symptoms, our chiropractic treatment is safe, gentle, and doesn’t have negative side effects. Visit Key Potential Chiropractic today for neurologically-based chiropractic care for your back pain. We would love to be your new Waukee, IA chiropractor!