Lower Back Pain

You don’t have to suffer from lower back pain

Back pain is a common occurrence, but it can be prevented or treated easily by your chiropractor. With this being said, there may be times where some people may be suffering from back pain, but do not realize this could be the first step to developing conditions like scoliosis. Taking something like this scoliosis quiz, for example, could help anyone in this situation get a better understanding of the signs. As health is important, the more you know, the better this will be. Additionally, many research projects show conservative chiropractic treatment is often more effective than back surgery and significantly safer. Your chiropractor is an expert at using specific chiropractic adjustments to reduce lower back pain and improve spinal function. It is important you find the right chiropractor for you and your pain, whether that be Black Chiropractic in Australia or one closer to home, make sure that you are comfortable with who is treating you.

What causes of lower back pain?

lower back painMany of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints. These joints are similar to interlocking fingers at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which these joints glide can become rough, irritated, and inflamed. This may be due to some type of trauma or strain. Sometimes this is referred to as, “throwing out your back” or simply feeling aches and pains. A short term treatment for joint inflammation is cannabis products, as they have anti-inflammatory properties. Click here to access them online; they offer some much-needed relief for those waiting for an appointment with a chiropractor.

You have a number of treatment options

Surgical treatment

Many individuals with chronic back pain may opt for surgical treatment. This often involves removing facet joints and exposing the spinal cord. Another cause of lower back pain can be a bulging or herniated disc that puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve. The result can be numbness, tingling, or pain down the leg. Cutting away the herniated disc tissue can permanently alter its ability to separate and cushion the adjacent bones. This treatment may, unfortunately, fail to address the underlying structural cause of the problem.

Chiropractic approach

The chiropractic approach is designed to help restore normal motion and position of the affected spinal bones using specific chiropractic adjustments. This simple, yet highly effective approach, has been documented in numerous research studies. It has also helped many patients avoid risky back surgery. If you are not near our chiropractic center, then checking out your local listings to find clinics like Tulsa Spine and Rehab can help you get back to fighting fit.

How can you be sure what the cause of your back pain is?

At Washington Wellness Center, we have decades of experience successfully treating lower back pain. And since we offer chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy, we have many approaches available to help you. Following a physical examination by one of our providers and possible x-rays of the involved area, we will give you an accurate diagnosis and outline a treatment plan designed to resolve your lower back problem.

Please feel free to give us a call a schedule an appointment with one of our providers. We look forward to helping you determine the cause of your pain and providing long term relief.

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