Lower Back Pain
Statistically 80% of Americans will have chronic or debilitating back pain at some point in their life and chiropractic is excellent for treating low back pain. Lower back pain can come from many different sources, but usually a problem that is mechanical: something not moving right, out of alignment, or too tight. Chiropractic care helps primarily to restore function. It is effective in treating most cases of low back pain and helps restore function to joints. It’s more of a functional approach to low back pain, rather than covering it up with drugs.
What’s the Cause?
There are a variety of causes for back pain from the minor to severe. The most common causes are due to overstraining the back muscles and ligaments usually from wrong lifting, bending or twisting. Even poor posture can lead to back pain. More serious causes could be:
- Rupture Disks
- Bulging Disks
- Kidney problems
If you suffer with low back pain that developed slow and gradual with no history of trauma or overuse, the problem may be due to poor posture. Slumped sitting usually causes the arch of the back to flex or round and this places extra strain on the muscles and ligaments, which support the lower back. This results in muscle spasms and sometimes muscle strains. Injuries related to poor posture tend to be overuse injuries, which build up over a period of time. Slouched sitting for extended periods of time at a desk or in front of the TV can cause the shoulder joints to sit in a forwards position. This causes a muscle imbalance where the chest muscles are tight and the upper back muscles are weak.
Many people look for an alternate form of treatment like physical therapy and seeing a chiropractor. At Chiropractic Partners NC, we want to provide you to rethink your approach to pain with chiropractic care. We know all the myths and beliefs about seeing a chiropractor, and we are here to talk you through them. We will discuss what treatment is best for you and customize a plan to get you back on track and pain free!
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