Lower Back Pain Q & A
What Are the Common Causes of Lower Back Pain?
If you feel a constant ache or pain that seems to radiate in the lower half of your back, you are probably wondering what is causing your body this stress. More often than not, Dr. Clayman finds that the root cause of this discomfort comes from a muscle or ligament strain or sprain. Twisting, lifting heavy objects, and sudden sharp movements can tear these muscles, which is like a domino effect that leads to lower back pain.
A herniated disc is another common cause of lower back pain, which can also cause sciatica. Essentially, when this happens, nerve roots in your lower spine become compressed, causing a pain and numbness to travel through that part of the back. Prolonged sitting can worsen the situation, which is why there are so many office workers who suffer from pain in their lower back.
When is Chiropractic Treatment Needed?
Fortunately, chiropractic treatment can provide you with a non-invasive solution to your lower back problems. If you suffer from limited mobility, have constant pain, and/or periods of severe muscle spasms, you could benefit from Dr. Clayman’s professional chiropractic services.
What Will My Treatment Plan Consists Of?
Spinal manipulation, or spinal adjustment, aims to correct the position of your spine so that the irritability or surrounding nerves is reduced. By relieveing the nerves of your lower back from this pressure, you may find that your pain is reduced and your mobility is restored. Massage therapy, neruomuscular re-education, rehabilitative therapy, intersegmental traction and at home stretching and strengthening programs are often also incorporated into treatment protocol to provide a holistic approach to healing.