Lower back pain can impact your every movement throughout the day. Not only do simple movements become painful, but your range of motion and ability to sit or stand for long periods can become compromised. Our team at Corrective Chiropractic, based out of London, ON, is here to help. Let's take a closer look at some of the frequently asked questions related to lower back pain.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain can come from several different sources. For some, lower back pain is a direct result of an accident or injury. The injury may have damaged the soft tissues in your back like the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. An injury can impact the skeletal structure of the spine, fracturing the bones in the vertebrae. For others, lower back pain is caused by a degenerative disease or condition. Common conditions include degenerative disc disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. Usually, degenerative conditions worsen with age and come on gradually.
Is Surgery the Only Answer?
No, far from it. All too often, traditional doctors will turn to invasive surgical techniques to treat lower back pain. While the results from surgery are mixed, many patients are left with long recovery times and ongoing physical therapy to restore their strength and range of motion. Plus, surgery can be dangerous to people who may have underlying medical conditions.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractor offers an alternative solution to surgery that is safe, effective, and non-invasive. We believe that the muscles and bones in the body are aligned in harmony, which allows the body to move freely. If you are experiencing lower back pain, chances are that something is out of alignment causing undue stress. To correct the issue and reduce your pain, our chiropractor will work to put your body back into alignment using several different chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Batte will likely use manual manipulation, stretching and strengthening exercises, heat therapy, spinal traction, or medical-massage. Depending on your injury or medical condition, we may use just one, or several combined techniques to relieve your pain. Remember, every injury and condition is unique so our chiropractor will gladly create a customized treatment plan that is specific to your needs and health goals.
Lower Back Pain Relief in London, ON
At Corrective Chiropractic, we understand that lower back pain can be frustrating. Not only does it limit your movement, but it can come on suddenly and unexpectedly. We are dedicated to providing natural lower back pain relief without relying on surgery or pain medication. Call our office today at (519) 626-0349 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Batte.