Glacier Chiropractic
1702 NW Market Street
Seattle WA 98107

Back Strains Vs Back Sprains

Back Strain Chiropractor Seattle

Depend on Glacier Chiropractic for safe treatment options for back sprains and back strains in the Ballard Neighborhood area of Seattle. Back strains and sprains are common injuries. If you’re experiencing pain after a car accident, while playing sports, or on the job, our highly skilled chiropractor can help with natural, long-lasting pain relief.

Back Sprains Vs. Back Strains, What’s The Difference?

Strains are a result of injury to your muscle or tendon. If you strain your back, the muscles or tendons supporting your spine may be pulled, torn, or twisted. Sprains, on the other hand, happen when the ligaments holding your bones together become stretched or torn. If the ligaments supporting your spine become overstretched or torn, your back is sprained.

Common Causes Of Back Sprains & Strains:

Back strains and sprains typically affect the lumbar region, which is your lower back. Several common factors can cause both lumbar strains and sprains.

  • Lifting Too Much Weight
  • Overstressing Your Back Muscles
  • Playing Strenuous Sports
  • Improper Body Mechanics When Bending, Lifting, & Twisting
  • Curving Your Lower Back Excessively
  • Being Overweight
  • Weak Back Or Core Muscles
  • Tight Hamstrings
  • Blows Or Falls That Force Your Spine Out Of Alignment

Chronic strains are usually the result of overuse. Examples might include prolonged, repetitive movements of your back muscles and tendons due to your occupation or hobbies.

Symptoms To Watch Out For

Whether you have a back sprain or strain, the results are the same. Your soft tissues will become inflamed, causing pain, discomfort, and possibly muscle spasms. This can impede movement and interfere with your activities of daily living.

If you have a lumbar muscle strain or sprain, you may notice any or all of these symptoms.

  • Pain That Worsens With Movement
  • Muscle Cramps & Spasms
  • Decreased Range Of Motion
  • Pain & Difficulty Walking
  • Trouble Bending Forward Or Sideways
  • Difficulty & Pain When Standing Straight

If you know exactly when the injury occurred, you may have felt a popping or tearing sensation at the time of injury.

How We Can Help

The pain associated with back sprains and strains can be quite debilitating. But you do not have to choose between medications with potentially dangerous side effects and suffering in pain. We offer safe and effective options for treating your back pain.

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Specialized Stretches
  • Exercises To Strengthen Back & Core Muscles
  • Proper Posture & Body Mechanics Instruction

Seeking chiropractic care for lumbar sprains and strains will promote healing in the injured areas as well as strengthen those areas, decreasing your chances of future injuries.

Relief For Back Pain In Seattle

Improve your back pain and quality of life at Glacier Chiropractic. We are conveniently located in the Ballard Park Neighborhood of Seattle, WA. For your convenience, we accept most insurance plans and offer affordable payment options.

Ready to finally heal a back strain or sprain? Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you feel your best.

Glacier ChiropracticAt Glacier Chiropractic in Ballard we provide professional and affordable chiropractic care. We treat a variety of spine and extremity conditions from our convenient Seattle area location.

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Looking for a chiropractor near Seattle? We're close to the following areas: Ballard, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Wallingford, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne & Westlake.