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Professional Treatment of Back Pain

Lower Back Pain: Poor postures often occur in sitting and standing positions and may develop from long periods of time at a computer or when driving long distances. This can put extra strain on ligaments, muscles and tendons causing then to become overstretched and painful.

Mid Back: Repeated pressure on the spine can lead to middle back pain. In some cases, poor posture can cause this pressure. The muscles and ligaments in your back have to work hard to keep you balanced when you slouch. Overworking these muscles can lead to aches and middle back pain.

  • Manual joint stretching and resistance techniques.

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy to treat muscle tension.

  • Stretching & Bending exercises may also be recommended.


Back Pain Treatment in Dubai

Back pain is a common ailment that affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort and hindering daily activities. Dr. Sharik Ali, a renowned chiropractor in Dubai, offers specialized care to alleviate back pain and improve patients' quality of life. In this blog, we will delve into the types and causes of back pain, with a focus on lower back pain, and explore why chiropractic adjustments are a superior solution compared to painkillers and surgery. We will also discuss various chiropractic techniques and the anatomy of the spine to understand how specific treatments target different types of back pain.

Types of Back Pain

Back pain can be broadly categorized into three main types:

Acute Back Pain

This type of pain comes on suddenly and typically lasts for a few days to a few weeks. It is often the result of an injury, such as a muscle strain or a ligament sprain.

Subacute Back Pain

This type of pain lasts between four to twelve weeks. It can be a continuation of acute pain or develop gradually.

Chronic Back Pain

When back pain persists for twelve weeks or longer, it is classified as chronic. It can be continuous or intermittent and often requires comprehensive treatment.

Reasons for Back Pain

Several factors contribute to back pain, including:

  1. Muscle or Ligament Strains: Sudden movements or repeated heavy lifting can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.

  2. Bulging or Ruptured Discs: The discs in the spine can bulge or rupture, pressing on nerves and causing pain.

  3. Arthritis: Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back, leading to painful bone spurs and narrowing of the space around the spinal cord.

  4. Skeletal Irregularities: Conditions such as scoliosis, which causes the spine to curve abnormally, can result in back pain.

  5. Osteoporosis: This condition makes bones brittle and porous, increasing the risk of fractures in the spine.


Focus on Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common types of back pain, affecting the lumbar region. It can result from various issues, including:

  • Muscle Strain: Overuse or sudden movements can strain the muscles in the lower back.

  • Herniated Disc: The discs between vertebrae can herniate, compressing nearby nerves and causing pain.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Discs lose moisture and flexibility over time, leading to pain.

  • Sciatica: Compression of the sciatic nerve can cause radiating pain from the lower back down to the legs.

Chiropractic Adjustments: The Best Solution for Back Pain

Chiropractic care offers a holistic and non-invasive approach to treating back pain. Unlike painkillers, which merely mask the symptoms, chiropractic adjustments address the root cause of the pain. Here’s why chiropractic care is superior:


1. Natural Pain Relief: Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine, reducing pressure on nerves and alleviating pain naturally.   
2. Improved Mobility: Regular chiropractic care can improve range of motion, helping patients move more freely and with less pain.
3. Long-term Results: By addressing the underlying issues, chiropractic care provides long-term relief rather than temporary fixes.
4. Reduced Dependency on Medication: Chiropractic care minimizes the need for painkillers, which can have harmful side effects and lead to dependency.
5. Cost-Effective: Chiropractic care is often more affordable than surgery and doesn’t involve the high costs associated with hospital stays and recovery time.

Chiropractic Treatment: A Reasonable Alternative to Surgery

For many patients, chiropractic care can be a reasonable alternative to surgery. Surgery comes with risks, potential complications, and long recovery periods. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, offers:

1. Non-Invasive Treatment: Chiropractic adjustments do not require incisions, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery times.
2. Quick Recovery: Patients can often resume their normal activities shortly after chiropractic treatments.
3. Lower Risk: Chiropractic care has fewer risks compared to surgical interventions.
4. Holistic Approach: Chiropractic care addresses overall spinal health and can prevent future issues.

Chiropractic Techniques for Addressing Back Pain

Dr. Sharik Ali employs various chiropractic techniques to effectively treat back pain, including:

1. Spinal Manipulation: This involves applying controlled force to the spine to improve alignment and relieve pressure on nerves.
2. Flexion-Distraction: A gentle, hands-on technique that involves a special table to decompress the spine.
3. Activator Method: A handheld device delivers a gentle impulse to the spine, promoting alignment and reducing pain.
4. Spinal Mobilization: A gentler form of manipulation that involves slow, steady movements to improve spinal function.
5. Soft Tissue Therapy: Techniques such as massage, stretching, and myofascial release help to relax muscles and improve circulation.

Understanding Spine Anatomy and Its Correlation to Back Pain

The spine is a complex structure composed of vertebrae, discs, nerves, and muscles. Each part of the spine can correlate to specific types of back pain:

1. Cervical Spine (Neck): Issues in the cervical spine can cause neck pain, headaches, and pain radiating to the shoulders and arms.
2. Thoracic Spine (Mid-Back): Problems in the thoracic spine can lead to mid-back pain and sometimes affect the chest and upper abdominal areas.
3. Lumbar Spine (Lower Back): The lumbar region bears the most weight and is prone to pain due to muscle strain, herniated discs, and degenerative conditions.
4. Sacrum and Coccyx (Pelvic Area): Pain in this area can be caused by conditions such as sacroiliac joint dysfunction or tailbone injuries.

Why Choose Dr. Sharik Ali for Your Back Pain

Dr. Sharik Ali is dedicated to providing personalized chiropractic care tailored to each patient's needs. Here’s why he stands out:

1. Expertise and Experience: With extensive training and experience, Dr. Sharik Ali is a trusted name in chiropractic care in Dubai.
2. Comprehensive Care: He offers a range of chiropractic techniques to address various types of back pain effectively.
3. Patient-Centered Approach: Dr. Sharik Ali takes the time to understand each patient’s unique condition and develops a customized treatment plan.
4. Holistic Health: He emphasizes overall wellness and provides guidance on lifestyle changes to support long-term spine health.
5. State-of-the-Art Facility: His clinic is equipped with the latest technology and a comfortable environment to ensure the best patient experience.


Back pain can significantly impact your quality of life, but it doesn’t have to. With Dr. Sharik Ali, Dubai’s leading chiropractor, you can find relief through safe, effective, and natural chiropractic care. By addressing the root cause of your pain, Dr. Ali can help you regain mobility, reduce dependency on medication, and avoid invasive surgery. If you’re struggling with back pain, consider chiropractic adjustments as a powerful and reasonable solution to restore your spine health and improve your overall well-being. Book an appointment with Dr. Sharik Ali today and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

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