Lower back pain is more than an irritation – it is downright intrusive. With a little knowledge, however, you can be proactive in your pain relief. That is why Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic & Wellness Center would like to answer some of the common questions about lower back pain. If you live in or around Rochester Hill or Troy and are experiencing lower back pain, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
How do I know if I need help with my lower back pain?
Sometimes, lower back pain is nothing to worry about – other times it is. If your pain goes away after resting for a couple of days, it is probably nothing to be concerned about. However, if the pain keeps coming back, shows up when you are completing certain activities, is constant, or prevents you from carrying out your normal tasks, it is time to get help. Additionally, if you suffer from other symptoms, like leg pain or hip pain in conjunction with your back pain, you should visit your chiropractor immediately.
What causes lower back pain?
The list of potential causes can be a long one. In some cases, it is caused by overuse injuries, tension, or inflammation. Sometimes, it is due to sciatica, herniated discs, fractures, spinal misalignment, spinal compression, and similar issues that are often due to personal injuries, sports injuries, and car accidents. It can also be caused by chronic conditions, such as arthritis and spinal stenosis. Even poor posture and standing for long periods can lead to lower back pain.
Is it a common condition?
It is safe to say that nearly everyone has dealt with lower back pain at some point. Everyday life can cause pain in the lower back from working and lifting your groceries to playing with your kids outside. As anyone can experience a car accident, personal injuries, or sports injuries, lower back pain can happen to just about anyone.
How can a chiropractor help my lower back pain?
There are several treatments for lower back pain, depending on the root cause. Spinal adjustments and spinal decompression are two effective methods, especially when you experience leg pain or hip pain, too. That’s because it may be a sign of sciatica, which responds well to these two treatments.
Additionally, treatments like massage therapy and therapeutic exercise can help treat current back pain and prevent future issues. They can also provide athletic performance enhancement, especially when used in conjunction with other pain relief methods, like spinal adjustments.
Contact Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic & Wellness Center
If you are looking for pain relief, athletic performance enhancement, or both, schedule a visit to Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic & Wellness Center. We provide a variety of chiropractic services for our patients in and around Rochester Hill and Troy, MI. Call our team today at (248) 652-3343 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.