Lower Back Pain
Likely Causes of Lower Back Pain
Some of the most common causes of lower back pain can be simply prolonged sitting at work, straining the muscles due to heavy and improper lifting, bulging disks or pinched nerves. In some instances, the low back pain may be referred from other organs in the body such as prostate, uterus, colon & chiropractors retrained to recognize a difference and refer out when it is a condition we cannot treat.
Consequences of Lower Back Pain being Left Untreated
Untreated lower back pain can result in advancing, degenerative arthritis which can sometimes result in disc herniation and leg pain. Other less painful but still uncomfortable conditions are loss of motion when bending and tight muscles.
What to Expect When Getting Treated by a Chiropractor for Lower Back Pain
First & foremost, the treatment should never be a painful experience. Initially, because there is soreness in the area it might be tender to work on, but the treatment will be focused on procedures that can be tolerated well. Consider it like going to a gym where one would not work out extremely hard on the first visit because following day there would be extremely sore muscles. Each patient is treated on a individual basis depending on what they can tolerate. Initially the pain is severe, therapy only may be used the first few visits until patient can tolerate spinal adjustments.