Chiropractic for Low Back Pain
What is Low Back Pain?
There are many possible causes for low back pain, including:
- Sprain or strain of muscles or ligaments in the area.
- Herniated disc or ruptured disc—the cushions between the bones of the spine bulge out of place as a result of age-related changes or trauma.
- Disc degeneration—caused by arthritis or by the wear and tear of living plus aging.
- Lumbar spinal stenosis —bony narrowing of the spinal canal in the low back area.
Spondylolisthesis —slippage of one bone over another, causing stretching or pinching of nerves.
- Fractures due to trauma or osteoporosis.
- Fibromyalgia —a condition that causes muscle aches and fatigue.
- Ankylosing spondylitis —a disorder that causes spine stiffness and arthritis (believed to be hereditary)
In rare cases:
- Benign or malignant tumors.
- Arterial problems, such as hardening of the arteries.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Low Back Pain?
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and pain caused by low back pain. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with low back pain treatment that’s a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain and swelling.
Chiropractors such as Dr. Garrett Weinstein deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by low back pain.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with low back pain at Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased muscle tone and strength
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the chiropractors at Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your low back pain with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians.
To find a chiropractor in your area and to learn more about how chiropractic care can help those suffering from low back pain, contact or visit one of our chiropractic offices today with locations in: Pompano Beach, North Miami, West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Miami Lakes, Miami Airport, and Kendall.