Muscle strain in this part of the body may be due to insufficient strength in the stomach area. Your abdominal or core muscles oppose your spine and support it. If they lack adequate strength, moderate activities like changing your elevation or lifting and object can cause sudden pain.
Building your core muscles up is something that you can do by performing a series of exercises that your provider has designed on your behalf. Your provider will show you a series of activities that you can start doing to develop this muscle group. You can perform these in the office and on your own at home.
It is also necessary to address any spinal subluxations that have arisen due to poor posture, impact events or other injuries. These occur when the vertebrae are no longer aligned. Most providers use manual adjustment to gradually correct this issue.
Certain forms of chiropractic equipment can also be used to alleviate your discomfort. Your provider might use ultrasound equipment to relieve swelling and pain. Many chiropractors perform massage as well, which reduces back tension and improve circulation in the affected area. Each of these therapies can be used as part of an integrated plan that is designed to address your unique needs.
Chiropractors also place a strong emphasis on helping people achieve whole health and positive lifestyle habits. For example, they might offer nutritional suggestions for losing excess weight or correcting nutritional deficiencies. As your overall health improves, you can limit your chances of developing spinal issues that cause mid-back pain to rear its head again.