Are you experiencing lingering discomfort on your back? A misaligned back affects your daily activities, regardless if it brings chronic or acute pain. It makes sitting, walking, and even lying down painful and challenging. In more severe cases, this condition prevents you from engaging in sports and other activities requiring you to be mobile. Aside from its effects on your quality of life, a misaligned back also puts you at risk for other injuries and diseases.
Several risk factors can lead to a misaligned back. Some of these include:
- Athletic injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Vehicular accidents
- Poor posture
- Unhealthy exercise habits
- Old age
- Underlying conditions
One of the common causes of a misaligned back is poor posture. Slouching strains your spinal discs over time since it stretches the ligaments in an irregular and unhealthy position. Bad posture can manifest into a bulging disc that appears as a misaligned back. Improper workout and exercising posture can also put excessive pressure on your back or cause a herniated disc. Aside from these habits, injuries can also result in having a misaligned back, especially during high-impact crashes. Lastly, people with underlying conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, and scoliosis are more susceptible to having misaligned back.
Fortunately, there’s no need to endure the stress and pain brought about by a misaligned back. Here at LifeClinic, we seek to restore, maintain, and optimize your daily life through non-invasive chiropractic procedures along with physical and manual therapy.
Our chiropractors will first assess your condition and administer various medical tests before presenting a personalized treatment plan for you. This way, we can come up with a specific program for your speedy and healthy rehabilitation process. Schedule a session today and let LifeClinic be a part of your recovery.
There are several ways to check if you have a misaligned back. You can lay down on a bed and observe for abnormal leg length differences. Since this condition causes lousy posture, one leg may feel, extend, or appear longer than the other. You’ll also notice excessive or uneven wear and tear on one of your shoes due to this. Besides leg length discrepancy, another tell-tale sign of a misaligned back is uneven shoulders.
Aside from the external appearance of your back, this condition also affects your walk. It can cause light or extreme limping, depending on the severity of your condition. You might also experience shoulder, hip, and lower back pains due to a misaligned back.
Other symptoms include:
- Pain while sitting
- Difficulty in walking
- Lower back pains
- Hip pains
- Excessive fatigue
If you feel any of the symptoms mentioned above, you might have a misaligned back. We advise you to contact a chiropractic clinic immediately to help manage your pain and prevent your condition from worsening.
The road to recovery is always different for everyone. Below are some of the factors that play a crucial role in an individual’s recovery:
- The severity of the condition
- How long you’ve had the condition
- How strict you adhere to the treatment plan
- Willingness to make lifestyle changes
Most patients can start noticing improvements in their condition after the first few weeks of back alignment sessions. For the first chiropractic procedures, we’ll require you to visit us twice a week. This way, we can aim for a faster recovery. After six to eight weeks, most chiropractic patients feel significant changes due to the healing of their joints, tendons, and ligaments.
During this period, we’ll lessen your chiropractic session to once per week. We’ll also assess if you’re on the right track of the treatment plan. This approach will help us decide whether to continue with the program or make necessary adjustments for a better outcome.
Here at LifeClinic, other than our rehabilitation programs, we also place great importance on preventive care. These preventive programs in our chiropractic and rehabilitation clinics last from several months to years, depending on your progress. Through the course of the treatment, we’ll suggest diet and lifestyle changes for a healthier well-being.