Back pain can affect anyone at any stage in their life, ranging from a sudden spike to an ongoing problem that appears over several months, or from a mild, manageable condition to an unbearable pain that can affect day-to-day activities. No matter where you fall on the scale, you should not just grit your teeth and tough it out. No one should have to live with their pain. You need the right back pain treatment to ensure a happier, healthier future, and we at Natural Wellness and Chiropractic Clinic are ready to help you.

What Causes Back Pain?

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The back, like any other part of the human body, is a complex structure composed of various muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and discs. These components all work together to support us as we move our body, but sometimes one of these components can fail due to various factors like injury, strain, activity, age, or certain medical conditions (e.g. osteoporosis). Some of the general causes are poor posture, strenuous physical work, and side effects of growing older like degenerative disc disease (wherein the cartilage-like discs cushioning the segments of your spine wear down). In order to diagnose your pain, doctors can perform assessments that look into your ability to sit, stand, and walk, or in certain conditions, ask for tests like X-rays, MRI or CT scans, blood tests, bone scans, and nerve studies. However, in some cases, the cause may still remain unclear or the condition may be challenging to treat using conventional methods. In this scenario, chiropractic care may be a good option for your back pain treatment. At Natural Wellness and Chiropractic Clinic in Longwood, Florida, we provide a holistic-based approach to centered wellness. If you have been suffering from back pain, we encourage you to contact us in order to receive professional care and diagnosis. Below is a more in-depth look at certain conditions that may be causing your back pain, as well as how our chiropractic care can help you.


Subluxations are a painful misalignment within the vertebral column caused by stress, injury, or toxins. They can affect an individual’s capacity for movement, negatively impacting their daily life. While other practitioners may overlook this issue, a chiropractor is capable of accurately locating and correcting a misalignment using specialized methods and techniques.

Disc Bulges and Herniation

Disc bulges and herniations occur when the outer edges of the discs in your spine become damaged, squeezing out a bulge of gelatin-like mass. This irritates the surrounding nerves and causes stabbing or shooting pains, the intensity of which is determined by the size and location of the herniation. While it is often painful, some individuals do not feel the pain and are thus unaware of their condition. A disc bulge or herniation remaining undetected can be a serious issue, as further damage to the spine and nerves can result from it. Chiropractic care can create a personalized treatment plan that takes into account the severity of your condition and mitigates any worsening effects.

Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains

Sports, accidents, or simply lifting a heavy load while twisting can cause strains and sprains, especially in your back. Pain, swelling, and bruising typically accompany this condition. A visit to an experienced chiropractor will be able to easily treat this condition, with a realignment of the joints and tissue involved.

Stress and Back Pain

Stress has many negative, well-documented effects on various areas of the body, and this includes the back. The hormones produced by stress can contribute to heightened muscle tension and muscle spasms, which lead to back pain. This tension is concentrated in areas known as trigger points. A professional chiropractor can help you eliminate stress from these painful trigger points and even create a personalized treatment plan to help you address the stress and prevent future pain.

Other Issues That Cause Back Pain

Aside from the above, there are many other conditions that can lead to back pain. You might not realize the connection between your pain and these conditions (e.g. kidney stones, urinary tract infection, obesity, or arthritis) at first, but a good chiropractor will be able to identify these issues and address them effectively with a holistic approach to treatment. Leaving these issues untreated will ultimately be harmful to your long-term health.

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain

A chiropractor can diagnose your condition through your medical background, a physical and visual examination, along with any imaging scans, blood tests, urine tests, or other lab tests you may have had previously. Chiropractic can be considered a direct, hands-on approach to back pain treatment, with a strong focus on the totality of your musculoskeletal system, including your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and discs. Chiropractors treat back pain through musculoskeletal manipulation and alignment in order to bring pain relief and stimulate the body’s self-healing capabilities. Aside from back pain, neck pain and headaches are also common conditions that chiropractic care resolves, as it can reduce pressure on the central nervous system.

A good chiropractor will also incorporate your nutrition and lifestyle habits, including exercise, into your treatment plan as the ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to maintain a healthy body and prevent pain from returning in the future.

While some may be unfamiliar with chiropractic care and are thus skeptical, it is generally considered a safe and effective back pain treatment. Chiropractors are required to be licensed in order to practice, and they go through four years of training and an additional two to three years of residency for those that specialize in certain areas. They have the knowledge and experience in order to address your problems.

What Is the Best Treatment for Lower Back Pain?

Back pain treatment usually involves medication, physical therapy, or in serious cases, surgery. Medication can range from over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) muscle relaxants, topical pain relievers, narcotics, and antidepressants. Some of these may be unable to relieve the pain or come with side effects such as dizziness or sleepiness.

Physical therapy involves exercises that increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, and improve posture, as taught by a physical therapist. Using these techniques can help prevent pain, but requires a lot of learning and discipline from the patient.

In the case that the back pain does not respond favorably to other treatment, surgery and other invasive procedures, such as cortisone injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, and implanted nerve stimulators, may be considered.

If you are worried about undergoing surgery or have underlying health complications that prevent you from taking medication, the best treatment for your lower back pain is chiropractic care.

At Natural Wellness and Chiropractic Clinic based in Longwood, Florida, our natural, non-invasive, and low-force practices can help you address your pain without fear. We are capable of alleviating lower back pain, muscle stiffness, chronic headaches, weight management, arthritis, spinal conditions, fibromyalgia, auto injuries, sports injuries, and many more established and complex conditions.

We go above and beyond just back pain relief — we provide comprehensive lifestyle and health care to help your body recover from within and enjoy enormous health benefits for years to come. We want to design a care plan tailored to your needs and work side by side to make the changes to your health so you can radiate from the inside out.

You have suffered from your pain for far too long — call us today at 407-716-6553 to learn more about how we can help you with a free initial consultation.


Dr. J. (Valerie) Johnson


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