Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain Causes
Some of the most common places we experience pain are the in mid and upper back area. Not many people strive to keep perfect posture, some have jobs that require strenuous labor or long hours at a desk. Back pain is sometimes temporary, lasting for a few days at most. Sometimes you can simply rest at home with an ice pack and treat pain with over the counter anti-inflammatories. Although for some, back pain can be a persistent and painful part of their life. So, how can our Daytona Beach Chiropractic offices help? Keep reading to learn more about lower back pain treatment options.
When should I call my local chiropractor?
Seek treatment if:
- Severe pain is present
- Does not subside after 4-6 days
- Unresponsive to regular over the counter painkillers
- If you are unable to complete normal daily activities
- Bowel/bladder abnormality (seek medical treatment immediately)
- Weakness in the leg muscles, or leg pain
What are the common causes of lower back pain?
- Fractures by trauma
- Spinal tumors
- Spinal stenosis (spinal or nerve canal becomes narrow)
- Bulging or herniated disks (symptoms include pain and inflammation)
- Poor posture
- Degenerative disorders
The most common cause of lower back pain is muscle strain. This can be brought on by a number of things including lifting heavy objects or the bending of your spine into problematic positions. Chiropractic adjustments can help by making simple adjustments that will correct the misalignments or small injuries within the lower spine area. There is a wide range of spinal adjustments that are effective for lower back pain, all of which are painless procedures.
The majority of people make so many mistakes with their bodies without even knowing, it’s no surprise that we have aches and pains every once in a while. Luckily, Chiropractic Care is a helpful course of action for treating all parts of the musculoskeletal system. One of the most popular areas of the body that chiropractors are known for fixing is the spine. If you’re still unsure, let us reassure you. Our chiropractors can successfully adjust your treatments to your needs, and we can work with you on a day-to-day basis to get you back to your pain-free self.