Whether you are having acute or chronic lower back pain, getting rid of this discomfort is a top priority. At Chaska Chiropractic & Wellness in Chaska, MN, we provide effective lower back treatment to our patients to help them live comfortably. Visit us to learn more about how we can help!
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Ligament Sprain and Muscle Strain
Lower back strain or sprain can occur suddenly or gradually due to repetitive movement. When you overstretch your muscle, it tears and causes damage to it. When the overstretching and tears impact the ligaments (the part that connects bones), you get a sprain.
Some of the causes of sprain and strain include.
- Poor posture
- Lifting heavyweights
- Sudden movements such as falling that place excessive stress on your lower back
- Twisting your spine when lifting something heavy
- Sports injuries, especially when engaging in those with high force impact
When the lumbar disc exterior ruptures or breaks, it allows the gel-like interior material (nucleus) to flow out. This substance comes into contact with the nerve root, causing inflammation; hence you experience the pain. The tear can also affect the nerve fibers surrounding the disc.
Degenerative Disc Disease
In your childhood, the intervertebral discs are full of fluid and healthy. However, as you age, the discs become dehydrated and wear down. Consequently, the discs cannot resist the force effectively; instead, they transfer it to the disc wall. This force can tear the disc wall and cause lower back pain.
Other spinal conditions that lead to lower back pain include spinal stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, kyphosis, scoliosis, spinal tumors, and spondylolisthesis.
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Depending on the severity and the cause of lower back pain, symptoms vary from one person to another. Here are some of the indicators you could be having a lower back pain.
- Dull pain in your lower back
- A stinging pain that moves from your lower back to the back of your thighs
- Experiencing pain that causes numbness or tingling (sciatica)
- Pain that becomes worse when you stand or sit for an extended period
- Tightness on the lower back, hips, or pelvis and muscle spasms
- Difficulty in transitioning from standing to sitting
Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
When you visit Chaska Chiropractic and Wellness, our chiropractor will ask about the symptoms you have been experiencing. If necessary, he/she will refer you out for imaging such as MRI or X-ray for accurate results to make a proper diagnosis.
The chiropractor will then develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. Some of the techniques that the chiropractor may employ include spinal manipulation and chiropractic mobilization. These techniques reduce nerve irritability, enhance functionality, and restore the range of motion.
Visit Chaska Chiropractic and Wellness for Effective Lower Back Treatment
Are you experiencing lower back pain? At Chaska Chiropractic and Wellness in Chaska, MN, we do a thorough assessment and provide effective treatment to our patients. Call us today at (952) 368-9958 to make an appointment with our chiropractor.