Lower back pain is a common issue and will usually get better with some simple self-care. Some easy, temporary fixes can include being active, putting heat to it, and taking pain relievers, but it can sometimes be difficult to treat.
To evaluate your condition, your chiropractor will do a series of diagnostic tests. They may suggest other services in addition to spinal manipulative therapy, such as massage therapy, physical therapy, and rehabilitation therapy.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain
- Herniated Disc: A herniated disc refers to the discs that make up your spine, it affects the nerves that are near these discs; fluids leak out of the disc and into the nerves, and may cause burning pain from your lower back down to your legs.
- Back Muscle Strain: Microscopic tears in your muscles or ligaments can be caused by lifting heavy objects or making sudden movements.
- Poor Posture: Sitting at a desk or standing for long periods of time may make your back suffer unless you have the proper support and take breaks regularly.
- Accident injury: Nerves or tendons can be damaged in an auto accident; inflammation can prevent your body from healing after. This will lead to dull chronic aches that will get worse with time.
One of the most common services recommended by chiropractors for low back pain is spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is performed by the chiropractor using their hands or a device to apply controlled force to a joint of the spine. The quantity of force applied will depend on the form of manipulation being used. To relieve pain and improve physical function is the goal of this treatment.
Chiropractic mobilization can also be used by your chiropractor; this method helps in stretching and loosening the joints and muscles and improves mobilization. This treatment will help to eliminate the discomfort and by continuing a course of therapy after the first treatment will help in preventing the lower back pain from reoccurring.
Do not agonize in silence; visit a chiropractor to get the services rendered to relieve your lower back pain.