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Lower Back Pain Relief
Lower back pain is a frequent health problem in the United States and is the main source of disability for people aged 45 and younger. Your lower back is a complex arrangement of interconnected and overlapping elements that allows you to stand and move. Your muscles and tendons maintain support and movement of your body. Your nerves and nerve roots that travel from your lower back down into your legs and feet provide the signals needed for this movement to occur. Your spinal discs provide stability and flexibility along with the many small and complex joints.
Are you experiencing lower back pain? Allow our skilled chiropractor physicians in Birmingham to provide you with the lower back relief you’ve been looking for by contacting us today.
Causes of Low Back Pain
There are a variety of conditions that can result in lower back pain, including: sprained ligaments, ruptured disks, strained muscles, trigger points and inflamed joints. While sports injuries or accidents can lead to low back pain, sometimes even the simplest actions, like picking up a pen from the ground, can have painful results. Also, conditions such as poor posture, arthritis, psychological stress and obesity can lead to low back pain.
Due to the fact that there are a lot of factors that can cause lower back pain, it is important to seek professional help. Chiropractors are the experts at diagnosing the cause and determining the appropriate treatment for your low back pain.
When there is an interruption in the normal motion or position of your vertebrae, the outcome is inflammation and pain. In your lumbar spine, these generally appear between your lower spine and sacrum. Subluxations can cause debilitating lower back pain. Fortunately, subluxations are simply treated with chiropractic adjustments and many times a significant reduction in pain is experienced after treatment.
- Disc Herniations
Contrary to popular belief, a herniated or bulging disc does not mean that you are going to have lower back pain. In fact, a study found that about half of all adults who had at least one herniated or bulging disc did not suffer from any low back pain. However, a herniated or bulging disc can be the cause of intense pain that travels to other parts of your body. Unfortunately, when a disc herniates, they rarely fully heal. Further deterioration can be avoided through routine chiropractic treatments, but a thorough recovery is less common.
- Strains, Sprains and Spasms
This is a common cause of lower back pain among weekend warriors. You know, the types of people who experience very little physical activity during the week, but when the weekend comes, they push themselves too far. By the end of the weekend, they are lying on their back counting the hours before they can see their chiropractor. Exhausting your ligaments or muscles of your lower back can lead to small tears in your tissues, which can become painful, tight and swollen.
When you are stressed out, your body reacts by rising your heart rate and blood pressure, flooding your body with stress and tightening up your muscles. When you are stressed out all the time, the chronic stress causes your muscles to become weak, sore and loaded with trigger points. If you are stressed out all of the time and it’s causing you to have chronic low back pain, it is important to see one of our chiropractor physicians as well as perform some relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing.
Low Back Pain Treatments
Most low back pain can be treated without the need for surgery. Treatments in our Health Star clinic uses protocols from the world of chiropractic care, physiotherapy, SRS Therapy, and advanced laser therapy. One of our chiropractic physicians will perform a thorough history and exam to determine what you need to get you back to everyday activities as soon as possible. Many Health Star patients recover quickly and without residual functional loss.
- Chiropractic Treatment
At Health Star Clinic, we help patients of all ages with lower back pain. Children, athletes, office workers, laborers, retirees and many more people are treated in our offices daily.
Our chiropractor physicians use a variety of methods to treat low back pain. A common treatment for lower back pain is a spinal manipulation or an adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment repairs spine and nervous system function to reduce pain and help with healing. Health Star patients who sought chiropractic care for lower back pain improved more and were far more satisfied with their chiropractic care after one month of chiropractic adjustments.
After relieving inflammation and tension through treatment, our chiropractor physicians work with you to strengthen your surrounding muscles in order to prevent issues from becoming chronic. Our physicians may also advise you on exercises and stretches to reduce or relieve lower back pain.
- SRS Therapy- Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
Non-Surgical spinal decompression treats disc disorders of your neck and/or lower back. Our pressure release traction technique separates your discs from each other through a cycled and graduated manner which creates negative intra-discal pressure (Vacuum Effect) which promotes a diffusion of water, oxygen and nutrients to flow inside the injured disc which allows healing to ensue.
A managed physiotherapy program for low back pain can help build muscle strength, improve mobility, coordination, flexibility, stability, balance and endorse relaxation. Health Star patients who engage in a structured physiotherapy program generally progress to wellness more quickly than those who do not.
Physical medicine may include ice therapy to slow nerve conduction and to decrease pain and inflammation.
Heat treatments may be used to expedite soft tissue repair. Heat increases your blood flow and speeds up your metabolic rate to aid in healing. Heat can also decrease muscle spasms, pain and promote relaxation.
Our chiropractor physicians at Health Star Clinic would be happy to show you how to relieve your lower back pain and improve your health and mobility. Please call us at (205) 791-5559 to set up an appointment today.
Don’t Let Low Back Pain Control Your Life. We Can Help.
We are confident that our treatment programs will help you even if other treatments have failed. Fill out our request appointment form to find out how we can help or call one of our clinics to learn more. Most major insurances are accepted.