Can a Chiropractor Help With Lower Back Pain?
by Dillon Patterson Article Publisher
Chiropractors are a great resource for effectively treating lower
back pain. Chiropractors use hands-on methods to treat lower back pain without
surgery or medicine. Often, people start feeling better after just one
Common Lower Back Pain
Conditions: What’s the Cause of Pain?
There are many causes of lower back pain. Torn or pulled muscles or
ligaments can be the cause. Strains happen with muscles stretch too far and
tear. Sprains happen when ligaments over-stretch and tear.
Damage to intervertebral discs, compression of nerve roots or
improper movement of spinal joints can also be to blame. Sometimes, this damage
comes from a sudden injury. People hurt their lower backs in car accidents or
suffer sports injuries. They may also hurt their lower backs while lifting
heavy objects or twisting the spine while lifting. The damage can also develop
slowly over time from repetitive movements or poor posture.
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
If your lower back hurts, you have lower back pain. Simple, right?
Not really. The symptoms of lower back pain affect more than just the lower
back. Often, problems that occur in the lower back affect the entire body. For
example, a lower back injury might pinch a nerve, sending shooting pain down
into a leg or foot. Nerve injury can also cause numbness, stinging or tingling
People also compensate for the pain by changing the way they move.
Soon, the lower back pain affects their entire bodies. Dull, aching pain
spreads to other parts of the back, the buttocks, legs and feet. The pain often
feels worse after prolonged sitting or after waking up in the morning. It may
seem to get better with movement, or it might remain constant no matter which
position you’re in.
How a Chiropractor Treats Lower
The first step toward treating lower back pain? Properly
diagnosing the problem. This can be difficult, however. For example, a torn
lumbar disc can feel like a pulled muscle. And the symptoms may even be the
same—pain, muscle spasms and inflammation of the lower back.
To make a diagnosis, chiropractors perform physical and neurological examinations. Your chiropractor
may ask you to walk or move. He will watch the way you move. He may also touch
the affected areas to feel for signs of damage.
After your chiropractor has diagnosed the problem, he’ll likely
treat it through manual therapy. He might try spinal manipulation—also called
chiropractic adjustment—delivering a gentile, but high-velocity thrust to
precisely the right place in the lower back. Your chiropractor might also try
chiropractic mobilization. He may move and stretch the muscles and joints to
increase the range of motion in those areas.
How We Can Help
Chiropractic and Sport Rehab Clinic, we treat people with lower back pain. We help them by returning the
spine to its natural alignment through gentile manipulation. Once the spine is
realigned, the surrounding structures in the lower back can relax. This will
also your body to heal on its own.
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