“Our chiropractors offer Low Back Pain Treatment by giving special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves utilizing various techniques to achieve optimal results.”
Low back pain can be excruciating requiring a trip to the emergency room or mild to moderate in the case of a degenerating disc.
Causes of Low Back Pain:
-Sprain/Strains- are common and usually have a mechanism of injury such as improper lifting.
-Repetitive Stress/strain Overuse or microtrauma- Smaller stresses applied over time that seem to come from nowhere in particular or small incidences over time.
-Disc Degeneration- changes in the disc structure over time that creates pain and discomfort and varies greatly in degrees depending on the circumstances.
-Poor Posture: Posture in which the spine has an increased or decreased curve that causes stresses on the low back itself.
The lower back is an intricate and complex structure of inter-connected and overlapping components. Low back pain can come from various sources such as muscles tendons ligaments or nerves. A problem with any of these structures can cause low back pain. It can also be indicative of a more serious underlying issue as well.
Research indicates that the disc is responsible for a significant amount of problems in relation to Low Back Pain. The Disc does not contain a blood supply past the age of adolescence so unlike most other structures of the body it does not receive oxygen and nutrients with every beat of the heart. It receives it’s nutrient through a process diffusion which occurs through compression and decompression of the disc. This allows for the bringing in of and pushing out of nutrients and waste similar to squeezing a sponge and then letting go.
Our chiropractors will locate and detect areas of the concern in regards to low back pain. Once the source is determined through a detailed exam then our chiropractors will utilize myofascial release along with chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy modalities, therapeutic stretches and exercises to correct the underlying cause of the problem.