Sometimes, you know exactly why your back is in pain. Perhaps you have lifted something awkwardly, and the pain starts right away. Other times, you know your lower back pain is due to the poor posture your doctor has warned you about. Unfortunately, most of the time, the cause of back pain is unknown. Thankfully, if you have lower back pain, chiropractic care can help you manage symptoms for a painless lifestyle.
At Lake State Chiropractic in Byron Center, MI, we have numerous chiropractic treatments to treat your back pain.
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Of course, pain in your lumbar spine is the classic symptom of lower back pain. However, sometimes lower back pain manifests in other ways, exhibiting symptoms such as:
- Muscle spasms or tightness
- Tingling or sharp pain that travels from your lower back to your legs
- Pain that worsens with coughing or standing up
- Numbness and muscle weakness, especially if you have a nerve impingement
Some patients may experience a combination of these symptoms. Other patients may experience lower back symptoms that come and go. Either way, patients with lower back pain shouldn’t tolerate the pain if it lasts more than a few days. Instead, book an appointment with a chiropractor for immediate pain relief.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
You may not notice it, but your lower back undergoes a lot of stress every day, whether you are sitting, walking, standing, or working out. However, if an injury or disease affects any structures in your lower back, you may experience pain and limited mobility.
The most common causes of lower back pain include:
- Herniated disc: The human spine comprises 17 bones stacked on each other. These bones (vertebrae) are separated by discs to avoid rubbing each other. A herniated disc occurs when the gel in the disc leaks, causing the disc to lose its shape. Disc slippage impinges on a nearby nerve, causing pain and other undesirable symptoms.
- Injuries: Car accidents, falls, slips, and sports injuries may injure your spine’s components, resulting in pain and stiffness.
- Spinal stenosis: The narrowing down of the spinal column puts pressure on the nearby nerve roots, resulting in pain and tingling.
- Scoliosis: The abnormal curvature of the spine may cause back pain and limited mobility.
While there are several causes of lower back pain, the good news is that a chiropractor can provide much-needed relief.
Lower Back Treatment with Chiropractic Care
If you have back pain, our chiropractor will diagnose the pain and then recommend the following treatments:
- Spinal manipulation to correct misaligned joints
- Myofascial release
- Acupuncture therapy
- Functional medicine
Call Us Today
Down with lower back pain? If you are in Byron Center, MI, please schedule an appointment with Lake State Chiropractic for pain relief by calling (616) 277-4024.