Treatment for Lower Back Pain
The structure of the lower back is highly complex. The lower back gives us the strength and range of motion that we need to bend, twist, walk, jump, and run. However, it is still vulnerable to injury. If you are suffering from lower back pain, we offer treatment here at Sykes Family Chiropractic in Durham. Muscles in the lower part of the back are responsible for rotating and flexing the hips while walking. Those same muscles also support the spinal column. Our objective is to relieve pain and restore its range of motion by adjusting the spine with hands-on techniques when treating the lower back. Whether your lower back pain is acute or chronic, our team can help you properly treat it.
Causes and Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Acute back pain usually starts suddenly and may last for several days or weeks. This is typically a result of tissue damage or injury. As the body heals, the pain will begin to subside. Acute lower back pain is usually caused by poor posture or minor body strains. Subacute lower back pain can last anywhere between 6 weeks to 3 months. It is described as mechanical pain but is usually prolonged.
Chronic back pain is when pain lasts longer than three months. It is usually severe pain and does not respond to treatments at first. This type of back pain requires follower-ups to determine the pain source. Chronic lower back pain usually involves a disc problem, joint issue, or an irritated nerve root. Other causes of chronic lower back pain are degenerative disc disease, facet joint dysfunction, spinal stenosis, deformity, or trauma. One of the most common lower back pains is sciatica. We often treat sciatica with spinal decompression. Arthritis could also affect your lower back and cause pain. This condition specifically causes the joints in your back to swell.
How Treatment Can Help
Chiropractic care is highly beneficial for patients dealing with lower back pain. However, every patient's treatment plan will differ according to their issues and activity tolerance. We usually use spinal manipulation and manual manipulation to improve the lower back's function and range of motion. Myofascial release uses pressure on trigger points to help knotted muscles relax and return to their natural state. Chiropractic mobilization treatment promotes the use of lower-velocity manipulation. This treatment works to stretch the muscles and joints in the lower back. The main goal of chiropractic mobilization is to increase the range of motion within these areas.
Contact Us for an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Durham
Schedule an appointment with our team at Sykes Family Chiropractic, so we can help you find relief from your lower back pain. Offering a combination of chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy, our clinic will create a customized plan that works best for patients in and around the Durham area. Contact us at (860) 349-0639 to find out how we can help.