Chiropractic treatment can ease your low back pain and tightness, the treatments are combined with exercise advise to help you improve the function of the muscles to support your low back.
Low back pain is felt around the waist, buttocks or hips, it may travel into the legs. Low back pain varies from a dull ache, burning pain or a sharp pain. The pain may be present constantly or just on certain movements or positions.
Lower back pain can originate from the lumbar spine (the last 5 vertebra), the sacrum, coccyx, pelvis and hips. It can often involve nerve compression or pinching.
Establishing the cause your low back pain is an important part of the Chiropractic examination, causes of lower back pain include bulging discs, trauma to the joints, muscle strain, vertebral fractures, spine arthritis.
Chiropractic treatment of back pain occurs following assessment to determine which levels of the spine are involved and the muscles affected. The joints in the spine may create a clicking sound when they are adjusted, this a normal sound and is created by the release of a tiny air bubble from within the joint.
Goals of Chiropractic Care The main goals of chiropractic care in the treatment of Back pain include:
- Reduce pain
- Increase range of motion
- Release tension in the spinal facet joints
- Relax tight muscles
- Stimulate nerves
- Improve spinal function
Majority of cases of low back pain are of a benign, simple and treatable nature however if you are experiencing any of the following, we recommend you make an emergency appointment with your GP, or visit your local A&E
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