Low Back Pain and How Chiropractic Care Helps

Jul 2018 | Back Pain, Chiropractic

The lower back reinforces the weight of the upper body and maintains flexibility and mobility for movements such as bending forward or backward and twisting side to side. Muscles in the lumbar spine are subject for contracting, stretching and rotating the hips while moving the legs, as well as supporting the spine. Nerves in the lumbar spine are accountable for the sensations and muscle potential in the pelvis, legs, and feet.

MANIPULATION FOR THE LUMBAR SPINE

Back pain is among the most common problem provoking someone to seek care from their local chiropractor, particularly after an auto accident. It was shown that 20% of all people may experience low back pain that will exceed a 50% disability in function. Affecting more than 630 million people internationally, low back pain results in significant physical, psychological, and social hardship as well as being a pricey expenditure to people worldwide. Healthcare physicians are shifting towards non-pharmaceutical approaches to treatment for acute and chronic back pain. Spinal manipulative therapy has been rated the highest treatment option sought by most patients. Spinal manipulation is a common form of chiropractic treatment that have been used since the inception of chiropractic care. In a 2017 study, spinal manipulation therapy was identified to be one of the leading types of therapy for noteworthy enhancements in both pain and function at up to 6 weeks.

LUMBAR SPINE PAIN SYMPTOMS

Low back pain can incorporate a wide variety of symptoms. Chronic back pain can be severely debilitating. However, acute back pain can range from something mild to sharp pains that can become a daily impairment. Low back pain may start suddenly, or it could start slow and gradually get worse over time.
Depending on the root cause of the pain, symptoms can be experienced in a variety of ways such as:

  • Dull or achy pain contained in one area
  • Stinging or burning pain that can move from the lower back to the thighs, sometimes all the way to the lower legs and feet
  • Numbness and tingling or sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tightening in the low back, hips and pelvis
  • Pain that worsens after prolonged sitting or standing
  • Difficulty in standing straight, walking and movements from sit to stand positions

In a separate study it was found that spinal manipulation along with low impact rehabilitative exercise was more beneficial compared to either alone. In a three month period pain sufferers saw results in:

  • Pain intensity
  • Isometric strength
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Perceived disability
  • Reduction in neck pain
  • Endurance

ACCIDENT CENTERS OF TEXAS CAN HELP EASE YOUR LOWER BACK PAIN

When treatment for low back pain during chiropractic care is sought by patients, Accident Centers of Texas will usually integrated in full spinal alignment in order to avoid other problems. Chiropractic treatments are usually aligned with heat and ice, massages, trigger point therapy, and strength and stretching exercises for the best results. Spinal manipulation therapy is one of the most recommended treatment options for chronic pain for both long-term benefits and short-term benefits.

All studies indicate that cervical manipulation and therapy, exercise and massages are best provided by a chiropractic treatment for nonspecific back pain. Typically, any treatment option is best suited for all patients when paralleled with other forms of therapy, exercises or stretches. If you are constantly struggling with acute or chronic lower back pain, get in touch with us today for a free consultation. We serve the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and even offer a ride service if you are unable to drive yourself. We’re not just qualified, we care!

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