Your lower back muscles help support your spine and are essential for good posture, bending, flexing, walking and running. Lower back pain can restrict your mobility. Fortunately, you can obtain relief through chiropractic treatment. These lower back pain FAQs from Rawlinson Chiropractic in Tracy, CA, explain more about the causes and symptoms of this condition and how chiropractic care can provide relief.
What can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain can be caused by poor posture, heavy lifting, an accidental injury or chronic condition. Disc or joint problems or a compressed nerve in your spine can produce painful symptoms. Tissue damage from an accidental injury or strained muscles from improper lifting can also cause lower back pain. Acute back pain is that which occurs suddenly, usually from an injury. Chronic back pain is generally caused by chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease and can endure for months on end. If you have sciatica, your pain may start in your lower back and extend through your hips and down one leg.
What are some symptoms?
Some people feel a dull ache in their back while others experience sharp “pins and needles” type pain. Your pain may be accompanied by muscle spasms and may worsen after prolonged sitting. Your symptoms may be more severe in the morning when you first wake up and subside as you start to move about throughout the day.
Who’s at risk?
Although low back pain can happen to anyone, older people are at greater risk due to loss of bone and muscle strength. If you’re overweight or physically inactive, you’re also more prone to back pain due to injury or strained muscles in your spine.
How can chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic care treats your pain and the source of your pain to provide long-term low back pain relief. Our Rawlinson chiropractor can examine your back, test your spinal mobility and check for problems in spinal alignment to determine the cause of your condition. Misalignment issues can generally be corrected with spinal adjustments to ease your pain and promote healing. Spinal adjustments also help improve spinal function and flexibility. Spinal decompression can be helpful in relieving sciatica pain, so you can move about more freely. Massage can help relieve muscle spasms and promote quicker healing of joint or muscle injuries, while stretching exercises can improve range of motion and mobility.
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Through chiropractic care, you can obtain lower back pain relief without resorting to drugs or surgery. To learn more about our chiropractic back pain treatments, contact Rawlinson Chiropractic serving Tracy, CA, at (209) 229-8756.