What to Know about Lower Back Pain from Our Chiropractor
Lower back pain is the most common form of back pain than upper and thoracic back pain, as you put tremendous stress on this portion of your back. However, our chiropractor at the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Chesapeake, VA, and the nearby region, help those suffering. We use a lower back pain treatment using a holistic approach to medicine. Read below to understand how we can help.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Your lower back may feel the pressure of everyday stressors. Sometimes, the cause might be your job. For example, if you sit behind the wheel of a truck or have a job that requires lifting and turning repetitively, it can weigh heavy on your lower back over time. You could also lift an item improperly and stress your back.
During pregnancy, a woman's body changes physically and hormonally. It doesn't help that it can pressure the lower back once the unborn baby is more developed.
You could develop back pain due to a bone spur and put pressure on the sciatic nerve. You could also experience damage to the sciatic nerve, which leads to lower back pain.
Diagnosing Lower Back Pain
Often, merely speaking to you is enough to diagnose your back pain. Sometimes, we can determine the cause by hearing your symptoms and discussing your lifestyle.
In other cases, we may need to perform further testing, such as imaging exams, to get a better glimpse at what's going on inside your lower back.
Providing Lower Back Pain Treatment
Once we understand your back problem, our practitioner can devise a plan to address the root cause. Spinal adjustments may be part of that treatment. During these, our practitioner applies gentle pressure to the spine to optimize nervous system function. Our chiropractor corrects misalignments contributing to muscle and other soft tissue pain through this treatment.
Besides adjustments, our practitioner provides exercise therapy as part of our chiropractic care for lower back pain. As you receive this treatment, our practitioner will guide you through stretches that work the muscles and other soft tissue in your lower back. These motions encourage blood flow to the area to promote healing while stretching the soft tissue simultaneously.
Quality Chiropractic Treatment in Chesapeake
These treatments are only some of what our chiropractic specialist can do for lower back pain relief. You can rest assured knowing you're receiving all-natural treatments geared toward healing at the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Chesapeake, VA, and the general vicinity. Book an appointment with us today by calling (757) 264-7570.