back pain

The human back is an intricate and vital part of our body. It supports numerous movements, offers structural support, allows flexibility, and contains the spine. Our back muscles and the spine provide bending, twisting, head-turning, sitting, standing, and many other functions, including helping us breathe and protecting the spinal column.  

As you likely know, back health is important. When the back’s muscles, spine, and other soft tissues are compromised, it can be a challenge to do everything from making the bed to working from a desk to weightlifting or taking that weekly hike. 

Back discomfort is one of the leading reasons for missed work, social engagements, and physical activity. The good news is that there may be a quicker and safer fix than you imagined. 


This article discusses:

  • Common reasons for back pain
  • Conditions associated with back pain
  • Natural at-home remedies for back pain
  • Chiropractic solutions to treat back pain
  • And more

Whether your back pain is controlling your life or you’re just starting to feel symptoms, your local chiropractor can help. Read on to learn more about relieving back pain quickly and safely. 

Why Does My Back Hurt?

Because most of us rely on our backs for many things throughout any given day, hour, or even minute, the demands on it make the back and spine prone to injury. 


Common reasons for back pain include:

  • Poor posture
  • Regular and continuous sitting or sedentary behavior
  • Poor lifting technique
  • Improper footwear
  • Improper movement patterns
  • Poor sleeping position
  • Mental stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Sports, exercise, or physical activities that use the same soft tissues and joints regularly
  • A physical occupation or one that necessitates standing for extended periods, such as a painter or hairdresser
  • A traumatic event, such as a car or sporting accident 
  • Pregnancy or weight gain
  • And others

These events or lifestyles can create more severe imbalances that can cause acute or chronic back pain, including:

  • Disc herniation 
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Strains, sprains, and inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • And more

It’s never too late to get the care you need. Whether you have low back pain or mid-back pain, you can take back control.  

Tips to Naturally Relieve Back Pain At Home

It’s always best to visit a chiropractor at the first signs of aches and pains, as you can avoid further symptoms and injuries; however, sometimes you just need back pain relief now. 

These tips are chiropractor-approved, but if they ignite heightened pain, stop immediately and contact an experienced back pain chiropractor. 

Control back pain with ice and heat 

Ice and heat work well together, promoting healthy circulation, reduced inflammation, tension relief, and pain management. 

If your back pain is acute (sudden), initially, only apply ice; this will reduce the swelling. Once the inflammation is controlled, add heat therapy to the treatment.  

Sessions should be 15-20 minutes long, with at least two hours between each. For chronic pain, use ice and heat intermittently. Again, with acute pain, keep this same session schedule, but only use ice therapy until the swelling has dissipated. 

Control back pain with a balance of rest & movement

Rest is essential to the healing process, allowing your body to restore and recover. Rest should always be adhered to during shooting, sharp, and intense pain. 

However, finding a blend of movement is also important to healing. Movement allows uninjured tissues and joints to stay active as the injury heals. The right movement will also activate the injured areas, which contributes to strength and flexibility. 

Go easy with low-impact movements, such as bending, stretching, and walking. Listen to your body and rest as needed. Never push through pain without the direct consent of your chiropractor. 

Control back pain with massage 

Manipulating the affected back tissues can remove pressure and tension, promote circulation and flexibility, and encourage proper movement patterns. Massage also contributes to mental relaxation and calms the central nervous system, which can naturally reduce physical pain. 

Visit Our Aurora Chiropractic Clinic for Lasting Back Pain Relief 

Our Aurora chiropractic clinic has helped numerous patients find back pain relief. We don’t want you coming in repeatedly with the same issues; we thoroughly review your history, pain points, lifestyle, and more to learn all we can before providing a comprehensive examination that details where your dysfunction is and why you have it. 

The chiropractic solutions we offer in our chiropractic clinic complement our take-home exercises, stretches, postural advice, and more. You get the safest recovery strategy and the tools necessary to help keep your body protected. 


The chiropractic solutions we use to treat back pain include: 

  • Diversified adjusting
  • Cox Flexion Distraction
  • Activator Technique
  • High-intensity laser therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy 
  • Electric muscle stimulation 

You deserve to live actively and with intention. Let us help you move freely without restrictions. Contact us today to heal your body and learn how to support your back and spine better moving forward. 

Derek Rose

Derek Rose

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