Chiropractic for Lower Back Pain
A natural solution to help relieve and manage pain in the lower back.
Understanding lower back pain and how you could help relieve or manage it with routine chiropractic care.
Why Take Lower Back Pain Seriously?
Our lower back is the base of our spine. It provides support, strengthening, and flexibility to the rest of the spine. When the lower back gets thrown off, it can throw off the rest of the spine. The lower back consists of a plexus of nerves along with muscle, ligaments, tendons, and bones. The lower back feeds the nerves that control the digestive system, reproductive system, muscular system of the legs, and much more.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Lower Back Pain:
If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the U.S. report having low back pain within the past 3 months. The symptoms of low back pain can vary greatly from dull pain, burning pain, or sharp pain. The pain can be at a single point or over a large area and may be accompanied by muscle spasms.
Mid Back Pain:
Also known as the thoracic spine, the mid to upper back is perfectly created to support the vital organs, ribs, and sternum. Mid back pain is fairly uncommon but can cause major discomfort. Mid back pain is most often caused by poor posture, muscular imbalances, and joint irritation. Mid back pain is a typical complaint from those who sit improperly while working at a desk.
How Can Chiropractic Help Relieve Your Back Pain?
Chiropractic care is a great way to manage and relieve lower back pain. Chiropractors provide effective low back pain treatments that involve scientifically specific adjustments that reduce joint restrictions and misalignments in the spine. A chiropractic adjustment is an excellent non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medication, injections, and in some cases, surgery.
Chiropractic for lower back pain offers the following benefits to patients:
Reduced pain and discomfort
Decreased inflammation and swelling
Improved joint mobility
Improved range of motion
Improved flexibility of the back musculature
Increased activity and lifestyle
In order to see if chiropractic can help with lower back pain, a detailed physical examination should be performed, and if necessary x-rays should be taken. Fortunately, Beach Cities Chiropractic offers on-site digital x-rays that can be reviewed immediately. This examination and consultation will determine if chiropractic can help. If so, a tailor-made care plan will be created for you, which may include chiropractic exercises for lower back pain, lower back pain physical therapy, and other best treatments for lower back pain specifically designed for your comfort.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors may also prescribe exercises and physical therapy for lower back pain. We also provide low back pain home treatment so that you can manage and treat your low back pain effectively from the comfort of your own home.