Lower back pain can come from any number of sources, but when it is present in your life, it impacts everything you do. Suddenly, simple movements, or even walking, can become painful and difficult. Luckily, chiropractic care is an excellent alternative treatment option to help treat lower back pain. The team at Counselman & Wade Chiropractic have put together a list of commonly asked questions related to lower back pain. Let's take a look at some common causes and symptoms, as well as ways a chiropractor may be able to help treat lower back pain.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain can come from any number of sources, including chronic disease and acute injury. Common injuries that can cause lower back pain are fractures, soft tissue sprains, or strains. Chronic conditions can also cause lower back pain to form. These can be as simple as poor posture while sitting at work, or a degenerative disease. Herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and even spinal stenosis are common chronic diseases that have been known to cause lower back pain.
What Are the Symptoms?
Symptoms will vary depending on what is causing the lower back pain to occur. Common symptoms include pain, ranging from a dull ache to a sharp and stabbing sensation. A person may experience tightness in the back with a limited range of motion. It may be difficult to turn and twist, or to have any type of impact to the back from walking or jumping. Sometimes, numbness and tingling will accompany lower back pain. This is particularly true with herniated disc injuries. Numbness and tingling may be felt in the extremities such as the arms, legs, hands, and feet.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractors offer a safe, effective, and non-invasive alternative treatment option. The goal of a chiropractor is to restore balance to the body by aligning the muscular and skeletal systems. This can be accomplished through a variety of techniques catered to the individual and the injury. Common techniques include manual manipulation, stretching and strengthening exercises, medical massage, or heat therapy. A patient may require just one, or a combination of treatments, in order to treat lower back pain.
At Counselman & Wade Chiropractic we understand just how debilitating lower back pain can be. Not only does in impact your day to day movement, but it can prevent you from participating in the activities you love. Based out of Topeka, KS, our practice is geared toward helping people return to their normal way of life. We proudly treat the residents of Topeka, KS, as individuals, understanding that there is no "one size fits all" solution to back pain treatment. To learn more about our services, or to set up an appointment with one of our chiropractors, call us today at (785) 234-0521. We are happy to accept new patients.