Body pain, particularly lower back pain, can get a little worrisome especially when the pain won’t seem to go away. You might have chronic lower back pain, and if you’ve postponed having it checked many times, you can’t really expect your condition to get any better. In cases like these, it’s recommended that you consult a chiropractor.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
A chiropractor specializes in treating spinal conditions caused by muscle strain and injuries. You may have been in an accident, and the trauma may be an after-effect that manifested much later on. Your lower back pain may also be caused by obesity, which may require lifestyle changes, both diet and exercise. Lower back pain may also be due to your posture (your tendency to slouch), sitting on an uncomfortable chair without lumbar support, as well as other physical activities that require you to lift or pull and twist your spine. Apart from the lower back pain, you may also experience headaches and dizziness, and stabbing sensations.
Surely, you’ve tried several home remedies like a warm pack on your back, warm baths, pain medication, yoga, and bed rest which all somehow seem to help. But when you consult a chiropractor, you’ll find out that chiropractic treatments offer more than just temporary relief. With proper chiropractic care, you can expect improved pain management and lasting relief from discomfort.
Treatment for Lower Back Pain
The main treatment for lower back pain is spinal adjustment. This involves manual adjustments by massaging and applying sudden controlled force to the lower back. This targets sore muscles, joints, and connective tissues like ligaments and tendons.
The aim of chiropractic care is to restore normal function and musculoskeletal structure, so your body heals itself naturally. Apart from spinal adjustment, your chiropractor may also conduct physical therapy sessions to tone and strengthen your muscles. Contrary to what most people think, physical activity helps reduce lower back pain. With the right kinds of exercises which you can also do at home, you will experience a renewed sense of freedom in being able to do physical activities you’ve avoided before.
Effects of Chiropractic Care
With regular chiropractic sessions, you will notice that you’ll have much lesser occurrences of back pain. You will also notice an improvement in your range of motion and ease of movement. If you’ve recently been in an accident, chiropractic care also helps reduce recovery time.
Remember that lower back pain is common and nothing to fret too much about, so don’t just wait for the pain to go on its own. Drop by your nearby chiropractor and ask about long-term solutions to lower back pain.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain, WebMD.com
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Low Back Pain, WebMD.com