Monday, 6 February 2017

How Chiropractic Treatment Eases Lower Back Pain

People often complain about lower back pain shooting down the leg from their back. There can be various reasons for this problem. Lower back pain is considered as single leading reason for disability worldwide. It is one of the major reasons for skipping work. It is estimated that 31 million Americans experience a low back pain at one point of time in their lives. Almost one half of working Americans experience low back pain symptoms every year. In most of the cases, back pain is not caused by serious conditions such as infection, fracture, cancer and inflammatory arthritis. Americans spend US$ 50 billion to treat back pain every year.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

There may be several causes for lower back pain but these are some of the major ones:

  1. Work Conditions- If your work involves anything that twists your spine such as lifting and pulling, you are more likely to experience back pain.
  1. Workout – Overdoing exercises at a gym or playing golf frequently overextends the muscle which results in back pain.
  1. Incorrect Posture – Most of the time we do not sit straight on the chair instead we tend to slouch down. It puts pressure on the spine which results in back pain.
  1. Herniated disk – A herniated disk might bulge or rupture which would pressurize the spinal nerve roots and result in intense pain.
  1. Chronic Conditions – Conditions such as spondylitis, spinal stenosis and Fibromyalgia are responsible for back pain.

Chiropractic Treatment For Lower Back Pain

Chiropractors normally use alternative treatments such as exercise and spinal manipulation to treat the lower back pain without surgery and medication. The purpose of manipulation is to restore the mobility of joints that are restricted due to tissue injury caused by traumatic events. 
First, the chiropractor performs a physical examination of the patient and goes through their previous medical history. You may expect questions from the chiropractor on your:

·         Lifestyle
·         Diet
·         Previous medical history
·         Current Health Problems
·         Medication
·         Exercises
·         Drug or alcohol use
·         Mental stress
After that, the core chiropractic treatment begins which comprises of:

·  Spinal Manipulation– Spinal Manipulation is very effective and safe treatment for the spine. It’s an old technique that is getting worldwide attention due to its cost effectiveness and safety. It normally refers to a high velocity short lever arm thrust which is applied to abnormal vertebra with the purpose of reducing nerve irritability, restoring range of motion in the back and ultimately improving the functionality. It is also known as chiropractic adjustment.

· Mobilization- Chiropractic Mobilization normally indicates low velocity manipulation, stretching and movement of the muscles and joints with the purpose to increase the range of motion within affected areas.

In a nutshell, chiropractic treatment can be a good answer to conventional and painful procedures. It's a safe, relaxed and cost effective treatment.

Active Chiropractic and Laser Center is a leading chiropractic clinic in Tustin, CA. We provide chiropractic treatment to treat lower back pain. For more information about our services, please call us at (714) 639-4640.