Can Chiropractic Help Your Low Back Pain?


There are infinite ways to acquire low back pain, some as dramatic as downhill racing and some as minor as bending down to tie your shoe. The many joints, ligaments and discs that comprise the spine maintain balance and mobility, and if any of them are injured, stressed or thrown out of alignment, there can be significant pain. When this happens, your chiropractor can probably help. Here are a few of the most common causes of low back pain as well as corrective measures your chiropractic doctor may employ:

Low back sprain/strain:

This can be caused by bending and twisting movements as well as repetitive lifting. It can also be caused by bending over to lift a heavy object. Pain is sharp, localized in the low back and does not radiate down the legs. In this instance, ligaments or muscles in the lower back are strained or torn. Your chiropractor will first examine you to confirm the diagnosis of sprain/strain, and rule out the probability of arthritis or other conditions.

At this point, your chiropractic doctor may administer conservative chiropractic adjustments to restore normal alignment and function to the spine. Treatment may also include therapies such as ice and electrical stimulation. A self-care regiment may also be given, which includes periodic icing of the injured area as well as stretching.

Herniated disc:

As with low back sprain/strain, a herniated disc can be the result of repeated bending and twisting movements as well as sudden, heavy lifting. It may also be the result of advancing age. In either case, the injury is defined by a compromised disc that ruptures, allowing the liquid center to flow out, creating pressure on a nerve root. As a result of interference with nerve function, you might experience pain or numbness in your legs.

Your chiropractor may recommend further studies such as x-rays or MRI’s to determine the severity of the disc herniation or disc bulge. Treatments might include adjustments to correct misalignment in the spine or pelvis, therapies such as ice, ultrasound, stretching, and perhaps even postural corrections.

Sciatica:

The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and runs down the back of each leg, providing sensation all the way to the sole of the foot. For this reason, compression or damage of the sciatic nerve may cause pain in the lower limb. Compression may be caused by a slipped disc, pelvic injury, a tumor or piriformis syndrome. As with the other conditions, your chiropractic doctor will create an individualized treatment plan. This may include conservative corrections, heat or ice, prescribed exercises and a reduction in activities (although bed rest is not necessarily recommended).

Whatever kind of low back pain you have, your chiropractor is trained to consider these and other conditions when focusing on your diagnosis and creating a treatment plan to restore your life to normal. For more information, call Live Well Chiropractic & Pilates Center in Los Angeles at (323) 930-9355

Popular search terms:


2 Comments


  1. Hi,I'm a competitive runner.Never had back problems,but since 30th March 2013,an Ultra,I've experience that while running,that it feels like I'm running slower.even when I'm doing speedwork,it feels like I'm running fast,but my times tell a different story.My lower back have great discomfort,while running it feel like my legs get heavy,my hip to my right groin feels like a lame feeling,asif I want to stretch after every rep.even while sitting on a chair,or driving discomfort creeps in.I'm a frustrated runner,unemplyed who spent money at the lynopractioner,biokinetikis,NO solution!is there any one that can help,please

  2. My name is Mrs. Maria Smith,From USA ,and I’m happily married with a lovely husband and three children.I had a very big problem with my husband few months ago,to the extent that he even packed his things away from our house. He left I and and my kids for almost 5 months,and i tried all my possible best and effort to bring him back.I discussed it with a very good friend of mine,and he gave me an advice concerning a spell caster, that he is the only one that can handle my situations and problem,that he’s always ready and able to do anything related to spell casting and helping of the needy, Pls every every one i would like you all to contact him with his email address,which is as follows. dr.okpokospellhome@gmail.com. I never believed in spell casting,but My friend convinced me and i had no choice than to follow my friend advice,because i never dreamed of loosing my lovely Husband. And i contacted him with his email address,and i discussed with him all my problems and worries and so surprisingly,he told me that I’ll get my husband back a day after. I didn't believed Him, until when i got home,the next day,my husband called me to inform me that he is coming back home…..So Amazing!! That’s how i got my back through spell casting and our relationship was stronger than ever. One of the price i was asked to pay was to tell it to the people around me that problems like this,can always be solved by Okpoko. So! my advice to you out there is to visit this same E-mail address,and tell him your problems too,if you are in any condition related to love issue or getting your ex back or and problem at all, pls Contact him and have a happy life. you can contact him via email (dr.okpokospellhomegmail.com )

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply