Lower Back Pain Treatment At Our Parker Chiropractic Clinic
Low back pain can make completing daily tasks a challenge. Sitting at a desk and working, standing for long periods of time, and even sleeping can become excruciating. If you're experiencing lower back pain, you can get the relief you need naturally by visiting a chiropractor, without the use of medications or invasive procedures. Here's what you need to know.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
There are a number of causes of lower back pain, including but not limited to:
- Injuries, such as in a car accident or sports
- Strains and sprains caused by lifting or falls
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint dysfunction
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Symptoms associated with this condition include but are not limited to:
- Dull pain
- Pain that radiates through the buttocks and down to the legs and feet, especially on only one side
- Burning pain
- Pain that gets worse after prolonged sitting
- Pain that is alleviated when positions are changed
- Pain that gets better after moving around
- Pain that comes and goes but gets worse slowly over time
- Immediate or delayed pain after an injury
How Lower Back Pain is Diagnosed
Lower back pain is typically diagnosed by a physician and specialized tests may be ordered to determine the underlying cause. A CT scan, X-ray or MRI may be requested if conservative treatment hasn't worked well to relieve symptoms, or if the pain was caused by an injury. X-rays can reveal bone fractures and misalignment, but cannot reveal soft tissue. An MRI, however, is used to detect issues like herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and other issues that may be causing chronic lower back pain.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Lower Back Pain
Chiropractic care can help address some of the root causes of lower back pain, such as muscular pain caused by sitting for extended periods of time, or sciatica caused by a bulging disc. Chiropractic adjustments are a type of manual manipulation of the vertebrae in the lumbar spine and can help improve the functionality and range of motion of the lower back as well as reduce irritability of the nerves. A chiropractor can also use techniques like mobilization, decompression, electrical stimulation, exercise, stretches, and heat or ice therapy to help reduce pain and relax tight muscles.
Contact Our Parker Chiropractic Clinic in Irving, TX Today!
Chiropractic care can be done without the use of pain medications or muscle relaxers, or invasive procedures that have little efficacy. At Parker Chiropractic Clinic, we're dedicated to helping our patients get the relief they deserve from the low back pain that makes life difficult. Contact our office to book your appointment with an Irving chiropractor today by calling (972) 255-4443. We are ready to help!