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When To Seek Treatment For Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common complaint. In fact, the Mayo Clinic has reported that lower back pain relief is one of the top three reasons that people see a doctor in America. Low back pain treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. Your chiropractor can help you determine the cause and help you avoid more invasive and risky procedures with the use of chiropractic treatment.

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What Causes Low Back Pain?

Acute and chronic lower back pain have different underlying causes. Acute back pain is commonly caused by muscle and ligament strain. This injury based lower back pain may be the result of muscle or ligament damage due to heavy lifting, twisting, sudden movement or other physical activity. Straining of the lower back may be mild to severe causing symptoms from minor discomfort to extreme pain, depending on the extent of the injury. When treated promptly, acute low back pain caused by injury can heal without turning into chronic pain.

Chronic lower back pain may be more complex and requires a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause before low back pain treatment can be determined. The cause of Chronic lower back pain could be one of many things including:

  • Untreated muscle strains
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar Herniated Disk
  • Vertebrae Fractures
  • Degenerative Disk Disease

Low Back Pain Treatment

A chiropractor can help you with lower back pain relief. The goal is to provide alternative treatment to more invasive procedures like surgery, which should be your last resort. Surgery comes at a high cost, both financial and physical, when you factor in the risk. Don’t wait until acute pain becomes chronic. Non-surgical options are available.

Spinal manipulation and adjustments can help to alleviate lower back pain but your chiropractor can discuss a full treatment plan with you once you have discovered the underlying causes together. After chiropractic treatment, a program of specified exercises and stretches will help strengthen the surrounding muscles, helping to prevent future low back pain and related issues.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation so that we can treat your lower back pain.