Addressing Low Back Pain
The back provides an amazing powerhouse of stability, strength, and flexibility. It functions as an assembly of bones, muscles, tendons and nerves. When certain parts within that natural mechanism start to have problems, they will often manifest as tightness, weakness, and even pain. Low back pain tends to be a common symptom and can be caused by a variety of issues. The most common are strain and over-exertion from work or sports. At UTC Chiropractic in San Diego, CA, we diagnose and treat low back pain.
Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain involves a variety of conditions that can range from nerve damage or pressure to muscle spasms or bone damage. The key commonality is that the pain is located in the lower back versus anywhere else, and it manifests with sitting, standing, lifting, or motion. A good amount of low back pain is preventable, however. By simply exercising, using good posture, and avoiding excessive strain, you can avoid injury. Many times, low back pain can also result in a combination of other issues. For example, a main nerve pinch from a disc or back misalignment can trigger searing pain along the sciatic nerve, which can then cause the leg to weaken or trigger shooting pains from the back to the foot.
Symptoms and Conditions
Pain is the most notable symptom, but other problems can occur with low back pain too. An inability to move or function physically can frequently occur as the pain makes it impossible to move normally. Other symptoms can also include foot problems, numbness in extremities, digestion and bathroom problems, stomach pain, and general mobility weakness. The pain often flares repeatedly or just doesn’t seem to go away.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Lower back pain can be a challenge to diagnose at times. When you visit our chiropractor, we will perform a thorough physical exam to determine what is causing your pain. After a diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Our chiropractor often uses spinal manipulation for low back pain. By manually adjusting the spine, our chiropractor can alleviate tension and pressure in the back, relieving pain. We also offer corrective exercises. By stretching and strengthening your back, you will improve your range of motion and prevent future injuries or pain.
Depending on your condition, our chiropractor may also use spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, massage therapy, muscle stimulation, and more to alleviate low back pain and help your body heal.
Schedule an Appointment for Low Back Pain Treatment Today
If you are experiencing low back pain, don’t wait to seek treatment. Your condition could worsen or cause other health complications. At UTC Chiropractic in San Diego, CA, our experts will diagnose and treat your back pain. Our chiropractic methods are non-invasive and drug-free, so you can avoid risky surgeries and pain medications. By treating the root cause of your pain, our chiropractor can work to make sure your condition does not reoccur. We will get you back to living a pain-free life. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.