Lower Back Pain Overview
At Medical Center Plus, we offer chiropractic care in Auburn and Opelika and we provide treatment for lower back pain. Learn more about this common issue below!
Lower Back Pain Causes and Symptoms
Among the most common reasons why someone seeks the care of a medical professional is low back pain. Those who suffer from low back pain can have serious issues performing countless activities that are closely associated with daily living. These include driving a car, doing laundry, cooking dinner, or even taking the stairs. For those who suffer from low back pain, there are a few common causes. Some of the most common causes of low back pain include:
- Paraspinal Muscle Pain: This is one of the most common causes of low back pain. Those who suffer from paraspinal muscle pain usually feel this pain located on the sides of the back, next to the vertebrae. The pain is not located on the vertebrae themselves. This is one of the differentiating factors that people should note.
- Herniated Disc: This is another common cause of low back pain. Some people develop this condition slowly, over a period of months. Other people might suffer this condition in a car accident. This leads to shooting pain that travels down the leg.
- Compression Fracture: Finally, some people have low back pain due to a compression fracture. This is an injury that commonly takes place in a car accident or following a fall. This can lead to sharp, acute pain over the vertebrae themselves.
These are a few of the most common causes of low back pain. A trained chiropractor can help someone who suffers from these conditions.
Treatment of Low Back Pain
Those who come to see a chiropractor for the treatment of low back pain should know that a chiropractor might be able to help someone avoid surgery. We utilize spinal manipulations, a variety of rehabilitative therapies, and orthopedic bracing to help patients resolve lower back pain. By using manual therapy instead of drugs or surgeries, the body will have the chance to heal naturally. In this manner, a chiropractor can address the root causes of low back pain, helping to not only treat the symptoms but prevent them from coming back. This is why so many people trust a chiropractor to help them with low back pain treatment.
Call Medical Center Plus Today to Make an Appointment!
We offer chiropractic care in Auburn and Opelika, and we provide treatment for lower back pain. If you are looking for a healthcare provider who will take the time to listen to you, call us today to make an appointment!