There are many reasons a person might experience lower back pain. The lower back is the most common source of pain and it can sometimes become debilitating. Unfortunately, there is not always a known cause for lower back pain, but subluxations can often be to blame. Thankfully, chiropractic can help treat lower back pain and help a person get back to their normal activity level.
Chiropractic treatments can help to repair the subluxations, by gently moving the vertebrae back into their proper positions.
What Are Subluxations?
Subluxations occur when the natural alignment of the spine alters. When there is a misalignment in the spine, they can press on the soft tissues, including the nerves. Nerve compression can lead to pain and a wide array of other negative symptoms, including depression. Injuries, stress, and chemical toxins in the body can cause a subluxation.
Symptoms of Lumbar Subluxations
There are quite a few symptoms that can begin to occur when someone is suffering from vertebral subluxations in the lumbar region. The following are some of the common symptoms chiropractors see in their patients.
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the legs and feet
- Digestive issues
- Swelling and fluid retention
- Menstrual and fertility problems
These common symptoms may indicate a subluxation.
How Does Chiropractic Help?
Those who have never had a chiropractic treatment often wonder about the effectiveness of spinal manipulations and how they can permanently improve lower back pain.
The chiropractor uses special tools, tables, and their hands for moving the vertebrae back to their proper positions. Before treatment, your chiropractor may use heat or massage to relax the muscles.
Chiropractic treatments gently and effectively move the vertebrae, so there is no longer pressure on the nerve tissue. With treatment, individuals can overcome their lower back pain, without any invasive procedures or risky medications that can become addictive.
Schedule a Consultation
Scheduling a consultation is one of the first things a person should do when they begin to experience lower back pain. The chiropractor will take a health history and fully examine the patient.
Your chiropractor may order diagnostic imaging tests, to determine if chiropractic treatment will be the right step in treatment. If the chiropractor feels this treatment is not going to help the problem, they will refer their patient to the appropriate medical professional.
Chiropractic care is not just for pain. This treatment option offers major benefits to almost every area of the body. Not only does it improve the health of the musculoskeletal system, but it also protects the health and function of the nervous system.
Even after pain relief, your chiropractor may recommend you continue with regular adjustments to ensure the spine stays in alignment. Call our office to get a handle on back pain.