Have you ever offered to do a good deed for a friend or family member, such as helping them move houses? Instead of feeling jovial for completing the task, you may instead find yourself in sheer agony over your back hurting. A staggering 8 out of 10 people in their lifetime will experience low back pain. Pain can be mild to absolutely debilitating depending on the root cause. Pain can be a dull ache, to muscle spasms, or radiating with numbness and or tingling. However, 9 out of 10 patient’s don’t know the root cause of how they acquired LBP, or lower back pain. A common cause of lower back pain is mechanical and soft tissue injuries that can include compression of nerve roots, improper movement of the spinal joints, and damage to intervertebral joints. The single, most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle or ligament in the lumbar region of the spine.
There are several diseases that can also cause lower back pain as a secondary symptom. These include but aren’t limited to degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, Spondylolisthesis, Osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and autoimmune disorders.
Lower back pain can have causes that are not related to diseases. Some examples include sitting for a prolonged period, sleeping in an uncomfortable position for an extended period of time, overuse from exercise or heavy lifting, or wearing a poorly fitting backpack. Without implementing proper body mechanics while bending down by bending at the knees can also increase your risk of lower back pain. 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain due to their center of gravity shifting and ligaments loosening to accommodate their child.
Before spending a fortune on primary physician bills, taking medications, or thinking about surgery, try a more natural approach to treating lower back pain. At ChiroNow Loveland, we believe in helping the body help itself. Chiropractic adjustments help to realign the spine, taking pressure off of spinal joints, muscles, and nerves. With better blood flow comes better tissue healing. With proper spine alignment, the brain is able to communicate with the body to heal what has been injured. Getting regular adjustments helps decrease pain, muscle spasms, and inflammation that is associated with LBP, all while improving overall immune system function. Other natural, non-invasive treatments for LBP are yoga, Pilates for core strengthening, using ice and heat to decrease inflammation and improve blood flow, limiting bed rest, and implementing massage therapy. If you have any questions on how to get started on the path to less low back pain, stop by ChiroNow Loveland, we will be glad to help. We offer affordable packages of many sizes & prices to address your acute or chronic issues.