TREATMENT FOR LOWER BACK PAIN AT ANDERSON CHIROPRACTIC
The lower or lumbar spine is more likely to develop pain because of its high degree of flexibility. The pain may persist into chronic lower back pain, which can be effectively treated at Anderson Chiropractic. Our McMurray chiropractor, Dr. Scott Anderson, has treated numerous patients who came seeking natural back pain relief. He combines his passion for wellness, advanced chiropractic techniques, and the latest technology to alleviate pain and restore musculoskeletal functions.
Anatomy of the Lower Spine
The lower spine consists of the lumbar vertebrae, joints, discs, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These musculoskeletal structures bear the upper body weight and allow a wide range of motion, including bending and twisting.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative disc disease, and other conditions are generally associated with low back pain. The flexibility of the lumbar spine also makes it prone to misalignment and pain caused by these common factors:
- Fall or auto accident
- Poor posture, such as slouching
- Muscle strains or ligament sprain
- Dislocated lumbar vertebrae
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Sciatica, pain due to nerve irritation
Typical Low Back Pain Symptoms
The pain may be sudden and severe or gradual and persistent. Its severity depends on the amount of pressure exerted on the lower spine while sitting, standing, or lying. Typical symptoms are:
- Dull aching, burning, or sharp pain
- Pain radiates to the buttocks, legs, or feet.
- Stiffness or weakness
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities due to sciatica
Getting Your Pain Diagnosed
Our McMurray chiropractor will consider your symptoms, medical history, and results of a comprehensive physical examination when making a diagnosis. Image tests are also performed to evaluate the spine for abnormalities.
Lower Back Pain Treatment by Your Chiropractor in McMurray
Your treatment plan will depend on what's causing the pain and your overall health goals. Integrating these safe, non-surgical methods have extensive pain relief benefits. Your personalized treatment may include the following:
Chiropractic Adjustment: Adjusting the spine using controlled force, corrects the vertebral misalignment. Aligning the spine pushes bulging discs into place and takes the pressure off the injured discs or soft tissue so that they can heal. It also releases the compressed nerve roots to restore nervous system functions.
Corrective Exercises: Stretch exercises help to improve muscle stability and strength, increase range of motion, and prevent new soft tissue injuries.
Kick Low Back Pain To The Curb With Chiropractic Care Today!
Our chiropractic treatments are pain-free and drug-free. Other rehabilitative care we offer includes cold laser, wobble chair, and ultrasound therapies. They provide total-body wellness and can prevent invasive lumbar surgery. Call Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray, PA, at 724-941-5805 to schedule an appointment today.