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Lower Back Pain Chiropractic Care

Our lower backs provide strength, flexibility, and support to our upper bodies. Due to the sensitivity of the lower back to injury or pain from everyday wear, tear, and use, low back pain can take many forms. It is estimated that 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain, with the lower back suffering the most.

A dull, achy, burning, and spasming feeling in the lower back should not be ignored. Our chiropractors apply force to the spine's joints using our hands (or a handheld device).

Force will vary depending on the type of manipulation performed. Pain relief and improved physical function are the goals of these manipulations. Most people find that back pain disappears after a few weeks or days after using pain relief medications and resting. Chronic pain can last for months or even years for some people.

Where does back pain come from?

The cause of back pain is not always obvious. Your doctor can identify the cause of your symptoms with a test. Pain in the back is often caused by:

  • The ligaments and muscles of the spine can be damaged by heavy lifting and sudden awkward movements repeatedly.

  • Disks that bulge or rupture. You can think of disks as cushions between your spine's bones or vertebrae. Nerves may be compressed by swollen/ruptured disk material.

  • Lower back discomfort can be caused by arthritis, especially osteoarthritis.

  • The porous nature of your bones can lead to osteoporosis when you suffer from compression fractures in your spine.

Several factors can contribute to back pain, including poor posture, activity, and habits. Most people sit hunched over their computers when using them. Shoulder and back problems can worsen as a result. In addition to these postures and movements, it can also be caused by:

  • Strong coughing or sneezing.

  • Stiff muscles

  • Stretching too far

  • A long period of awkward bending

  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling are all possible.

  • Long periods of standing or sitting

  • During driving, or while using a laptop, you should avoid straining your neck forward.

  • No breaks during long driving sessions

  • Sleeping on a mattress that doesn't support you

Back pain can present with the following signs & symptoms:

  • Muscle pain

  • Stabbing or shooting pain

  • A radiating pain down your leg

  • Standing, lifting, or walking can cause pain.

  • Reclining can help with pain relief

The effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for back pain

In numerous studies, reviews, and studies, chiropractors have been shown to provide safe, effective, and affordable pain relief. A chiropractor can treat problems related to the spine including back pain, neck pain, or cervical back pain.

How can a chiropractor treat your back pain?

There is nothing more debilitating than low-back discomfort. Back pain is treated by chiropractic by assuming that there is a misalignment. Adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, are all part of chiropractic care.

Back pain can be relieved by chiropractors moving the neck, shoulders, and head back. It is important to note, however, that not all chiropractic care involves breaking bones. Spinal realignment can be accomplished with a handheld device called an activator.

Seeking chiropractic care is the best way to manage low back pain and other types of pain. Most people feel better within days, weeks, or even months after they experience low back pain.

In severe cases, opioids may be prescribed in addition to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Most lower back pain resolves within a few weeks, so doctors often advise their patients to exercise gently and be patient. Chiropractic care could be included in a multidisciplinary approach to lower back pain.

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