Chiropractic Lower Back Pain Treatment
Many people do not receive lower back pain treatment when they need it most. When you experience pain in this region, but do not have it treated, this will often exacerbate the problem. Luckily, most insurance plans will cover this type of treatment so there is no need to put off much needed treatment.
According to data collected by the the American Chiropractic Association, approximately thirty-one million Americans suffer from lower back pain at any given time. Further, one-half of all working Americans experience lower back pain on the job and this is the most common reason people miss work. It is also estimated that eighty percent of all Americans will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their life and will need lower back pain treatment.
The lower back is a complicated structure. It consists of backbones, joints, ligaments, and muscles that must work together in a precise manner like a complicated piece of machinery. If just one of these components of the lower back is injured, it can throw the whole lower back out of commission and create terrible pain. In addition, other factors such as obesity, poor posture, and weak lower back muscles due to lack of exercise can contribute to lower back injuries.
Chiropractic lower back treatment is the safest and most effective way to reduce lower back pain and regain normal functioning after a lower back injury. Chiropractic spinal manipulation reduces the need for pain medication, and in fact, often eliminates it altogether. Spinal manipulation also expedites the progress you can make when undergoing physical therapy.
Subluxations in the lower back are disruptions in the movement of the vertebrae in the lumbar spine (lower back spine). When this occurs, inflammation often sets in and causes a great deal of pain. The good news is that a single treatment of chiropractic lower back pain treatment can often make one with this condition feel immediately better. A few treatments can often eliminate the problem entirely.
Herniated discs in the lumbar region can also produce a great deal of pain. While herniated discs rarely heal completely, chiropractic manipulation and other chiropractic lower back treatment can usually prevent further deterioration and help the patient manage the effect of the herniated disc so they can go on living normally.
Another common injury to the lower back involves sprains, strains, and spasms in the muscles and ligaments. This often occurs in a relatively inactive person who suddenly does a great deal of physical activity. For example, an office worker who goes mountain climbing or skiing for the weekend might experience this type of problem. Moving a household of furniture to a new place could also cause this type of injury. In this type of lower back injury, a chiropractor can perform lower back pain treatment such as adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to eliminate the source of the pain and get the lower back in good working order again.
Many individuals experience lower back pain when they become stressed over a long period of time. As the cortisol and other stress hormones surge through their body, their lower back muscles tense up. If this happens often enough, one can pull a muscle and/or develop inflammation in the area. Periodic lower back pain treatment by a good chiropractor can help a lot in this circumstance.
As you can see, lower back pain can be caused in a variety of ways. You should always seek immediate help to prevent the problem from getting worse. Pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for pain can often be avoided by chiropractic lower back treatment.