Chiropractors are specialists at the diagnosis and treatment of lower back pain. If the low back is not functioning properly, issues that can surface include disc herniation, sprains, strains and muscle spasms. Chiropractic treatment restores normal vertebral motion and nerve signalling in the spine, which is customized to solve your low back pain instead of using pain killers and muscle relaxants that simply serve to decrease the symptoms and don’t correct the underlying problem.
When functioning correctly, the low back is incredibly strong and can withstand high amounts of force. However, if the movement of the joints in the low back is compromised, or if the nerves and muscles in that area are not functioning as they should, simple tasks or movements can be debilitating. Seeing a chiropractor can help restore healthy function to your spine and related muscles, nerves, and soft tissues to get you moving again, and keep you moving long-term. Back pain may go away on its own by waiting it out, but the underlying problem is often left untreated, making the pain likely to return. Seeing a chiropractor when you have lower back pain will be helpful for getting you out of pain, and more importantly, discovering areas that need correction and rehabilitation to keep your spine healthy for the future.
The Causes of Low Back Pain
Back pain is usually caused by a combination of factors, such as reduced movement of the low back joints, interrupted nerve and muscle communication for controlling the position of the back, poor posture, overuse injuries, or disc injury. Some common pain generators in the low back include strained muscles, ruptured disks, injured ligaments, muscular trigger points and inflammation around the joints and nerves. Due to the multiple factors involved in low back pain, and the tendency for low back pain to become a reoccurring, chronic injury, it is important to seek care.
For an effective and long-term solution to your low back pain, call our London clinic and investigate what chiropractic care can do for you.