Lower Back Pain
Most Americans will experience some sort of back pain at least once in their lives. Of course, the fact that back pain is so common does not mean that you must live with it, especially since back pain can be treated by a chiropractor from our practice. We at Discover Integrated Health offer treatment for the residents of Kennesaw, GA, and Marietta, GA, and the surrounding area. Read more about what a chiropractor from our practice can do for you today.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Back pain is associated with all types of lifestyles and situations. Acute injuries commonly lead to back pain. These injuries include muscle tears, dislodged vertebrae, herniated discs, and injuries associated with falls or auto accidents.
Chronic injuries, like repetitive strain or overuse injuries, can also cause pain. Your pain may also be associated with a condition like scoliosis, poor posture, or a musculoskeletal imbalance. Back pain is also associated with the changing structure of the body. For example, you could move in a way that causes a pinched nerve. In other cases, aging or injury can lead to arthritis.
How Lower Back Pain Is Treated
Spinal alignment issues must be fixed to get the relief you need. If your back is not properly aligned, some parts of your body might be overcompensating for others. As a result, you might experience lower back pain. Manual or instrument-assisted adjustment are both gentle and helpful options.
Physical therapy improves strength and flexibility in specific parts of your body. If you experience muscle weakness or pain, therapy can help you improve your range of motion or boost your mobility so that you can function better in your daily life.
Massage can relieve tension in the back, but it also brings more blood and oxygen to the site of the injury. You may heal more quickly as a result.
Improving back strength also reduces lower back pain. When you perform the correct exercises, you can see growth in your ability to move without pain or injury. Stretches also improve flexibility in your back, reducing your risk of injury.