Low Back Pain
Low back pain affects 80% of the population at some point in their life and one-third of the population on a yearly basis. One of the most common causes of low back pain comes from a slightly misaligned or restricted joint in your spine, SI joint, or pelvis.
Your lower back is made up of 5 bones stacked on top of each other with a soft “disc” between each segment to allow for flexibility. If these joints, discs, or muscles are not functioning properly, due to injury, arthritis, overuse, or poor posture, noticeable pain will occur.
Restricted joints from pain and stiffness give rise to a self-perpetuating cycle of discomfort. Joint restriction causes swelling and inflammation, which triggers muscular guarding leading to more restriction. Since your spine functions as a unit, rather than as isolated pieces, a joint restriction in one area of your spine often causes “compensatory” problems in another. This joint restrictions with compensation is the most common cause of local tenderness and discomfort, limited range of motion. Pain from a restricted joint often trickles down to your hips or thighs.
Long-standing restrictions are thought to result in arthritis – much like the way a slightly misaligned wheel on your car causes premature wearing of your tire.
You should recognize that your problem is common and generally treatable. Chiropractic care has been shown to be the safest and most effective treatment for joint restrictions. Our office offers several tools to help ease your pain.
Some common diagnoses we diagnose and treat:
- Acute Low Back Pain
- Chronic Discogenic LBP
- Hip Abductor Weakness
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Lower Crossed Syndrome
- Lumbar Disc Lesion
- Lumbar Facet Syndrome
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Lumbar Segmental Joint Restriction
- Lumbar Spondylolisthesis – Type II Isthmic
- Lumbar Spondylolisthesis – Type III Degenerative
- Lumbar Spondylolysis
- Lumbar Arthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, Degenerative Disc Disease
- Lumbar Sprain/Strain
- Lumbar Stenosis
- Maigne Syndrome/Cluneal Nerve Entrapment
- Meralgia Paresthetica
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Postpartum Back Pain
- Pregnancy Related Low Back Pain
- Sacroiliac Joint (SI) Dysfunction