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Chiropractic Care for Back Pain at Hughes Chiropractic and Massage

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in the United States. It can be caused by something as simple as lifting a heavy object the wrong way or due to an underlying medical condition such as arthritis. If you are experiencing back pain, you may want to get treatment as soon as possible to relieve your symptoms and get back on track with your normal daily activities. At Hughes Chiropractic and Massage, our chiropractor can conduct a thorough assessment to determine the cause of your back pain and provide a suitable treatment plan. Here are some common causes of back pain we often treat at our clinic.


Poor Posture

Whether your job requires you to sit for long hours in front of a computer or you tend to slouch when sitting in front of the television, poor posture can lead to back pain. It’s important to pay attention to your posture while sitting and standing. Be sure to stand up, stretch and walk around throughout the day. The use of ergonomic office chairs, making sure your feet are flat on the floor, and visiting our chiropractor can help relieve the pain caused by poor posture.

Pulled Muscles

Repetitive motion or overuse injuries are the most common causes for pulled muscles. Whether your job requires you to continually lift and move heavy objects or you overdo it at the gym, the result can be strained muscles and tendons in your back. Back pain from a pulled ligament or muscle may cause spasms and tightness, which leads to more pain. Our chiropractor will work with you to diagnose the root cause of your pulled muscles and provide the appropriate treatment.

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs often occur in the lower back. However, it is possible for this condition to occur in the upper back. The spinal discs are composed of a thick outer casing that contains a gel-like substance. This substance helps cushion spinal bones to facilitate movement. A herniated disc is when the outer casing of the disc cracks or ruptures, causing the gel-like substance to leak through. If the damaged disc starts to irritate spinal nerves, you could feel discomfort and pain. Our chiropractor can help realign your spinal column alleviating pain and discomfort caused by herniated discs.

Visit Us for Back Pain Relief in Renton

Although there are several different causes of back pain, it can generally be treated and managed with chiropractic care. Our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your recovery and wellness goals. We can also recommend lifestyle changes, such as proper posture, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding excessive strain on your back. If you are experiencing pain in your back, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor as soon as possible. For more information about the causes of back pain and to schedule a consultation, contact Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, WA.