Back injuries are one of the most common reasons that people around the United States seek out chiropractic care. Jacksonville, NC chiropractic care is no different. Back pain is by far the most common injury that chiropractors at Schilsky Chiropractic Center evaluate on a daily basis. Back injuries can occur during auto accidents, during athletic events, with age, or during activities of daily living.

Back pain is an incredibly broad term. Injuries to the back can involve musculature, ligaments, tendons, nerves, or the bony anatomy. Injuries to any of these structures can cause pain, numbness and tingling, immobility, or stiffness. Injuries can range from sprains and strains to fractures and ruptures.

The most common, non-life threatening injuries to the back are muscular strains. A strain is an injury that damages the muscle fibers. These injuries can be mild to severe. Strain injuries can cause bruising, swelling, pain and immobility. Most strains will heal with time and with little to no help.

Herniated discs are the second most common back injury. This injury can occur during athletic competitions, while lifting with improper form, from age, auto accidents, or acute trauma. The intervertebral disc is the affected structure. The intervertebral disc is made up of two parts; the outer layer (annulus fibrosus) and the inner layer (nucleus pulposus.) The cartilage that makes up the disc may become stressed over time or with acute injury. The cartilage will then “bulge” and produce other symptoms.

For treatment options you can visit your local Jacksonville, NC chiropractic center. Schilsky Chiropractic Center can evaluate and treat a multitude of back injuries. You do not have to live in pain, just contact an expert! We have a wonderful working relationship with medical practices and imaging practices around the area. We will make sure that you get the help you need!