Back Pain Treatment In Pittsburgh, PA

Back Pain Treatment In Pittsburgh
Back Pain Chiropractor

The majority of the populationl experience a back problem at some time in their lives. There are countless causes of lower back pain ranging from the benign act of sitting to the serious emergency event of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Although we cannot address all the causes of back pain on this page, chiropractors are well-trained in ruling out emergency intervention situations and addressing the primary cause of most back pain, which is spinal subluxation.

A consultation with a chiropractor provides personalized solutions, incorporating adjustments, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations for long-term relief and improved spinal health.

Understanding The Pain

Pain itself is a very in-depth and well-researched subject. One of the most simple concepts of pain is understood through the nerve messages known as proprioception and nociception.

Proprioception is the nerve message that communicates with the brain regarding the motion and alignment of all your joints. This is why you can close your eyes and you still know exactly where your hands and feet are regardless of their position in space.

Exactly the opposite of proprioception is nociception. When a joint loses proper alignment or motion, the signal of nociception is communicated to the brain to let the body know of this dysfunction. The nociception message itself is unconscious and not pain, but there is a threshold in the brain, like a bucket filled with water. Once the brain experiences a certain threshold of nociception, then it will become consciously aware of a problem and perceive pain.

Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain

People can have spinal subluxations for years without experiencing any pain, then one day they bend over to tie their shoe or pick up an empty laundry basket, and their back “goes out” crippling them with back pain. The spinal subluxation was there for years, but your body just reached the threshold.

Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper alignment and motion of spinal joints, which improve proprioceptive messages to the brain and inhibit nociceptive messages, which will decrease pain.


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dr. daniel turo
Doctor of Chiropractic