Lower back pain in the condition that affects many people worldwide. A lot of people are suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain. If you've been suffering from chronic back pain for over the past three months, it may be important to get the help you need from a chiropractor. Your chiropractor will be able to determine the root cause of your pain and provide treatment so you can start living free from pain again.
At A Family Practice & Wellness Center in Cartersville, GA, we have a chiropractor on our team to help you live free from pain. Through our chiropractic care techniques and services, we can help you recover from lower back pain.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain can be caused by issues dealing with the muscular system or dealing with the spine. Most causes of lower back pain can be attributed to pulled muscles in the back, which is common in people who work physical labor. However, even if you don't work physical labor, you can still be susceptible to pulled and strained back muscles.
In addition, there are several issues dealing with the spine that can cause chronic lower back pain. These are serious issues that should be looked at and diagnosed by a chiropractor. These issues can include:
- Spinal stenosis, a condition where the spinal canal narrows and compresses nerves
- Herniated discs, where the discs between the vertebrae leak out fluid and irritate or compress surrounding nerves
- Joint dysfunction affecting the sacral region or pelvic joints and causing pain
- Osteoarthritis, which is a wearing down of the joints in between the vertebrae common with older age
- Sciatica, which is a compression of the sciatic nerve that runs down the lower back on either side of the leg
Should I Visit a Chiropractor?
If your lower back pain continues to worsen or isn't going away no matter what type of treatment you get, it's important to visit a chiropractor for help. Your chiropractor will conduct a physical exam and ask questions about your pain in order to determine what the cause of your lower back pain is.
They can then prescribe the best treatment whether your pain is caused by a muscular issue or an issue dealing with the spine. Treatment can include massage therapy, spinal decompression for herniated discs, manual adjustments of the spine, and unique chiropractic treatments such as trigger point therapy and electrical stimulation.
Contact Us for Help Getting Lower Back Pain Relief
At A Family Practice & Wellness Center in Cartersville, GA, we'll help you get the best treatment to feel free from lower back pain. Call today at (770) 386-5262 to schedule an appointment.