Lower Back Pain
Most people will experience lower back pain at some time during their life. Dr. Steve Silverston has been helping his patients find relief from lower back pain for over 30 years.
Around 10% of your nervous system is capable of feeling pain, and when you feel pain in your lower back, it is your body making you aware that something is wrong. Lower back pain is often due to pressure on the nerves, subluxations (misalignments) to the vertebrae in the lower back, or an irritation to the nervous system. Your body's nervous system runs from the brain down inside the spinal cord canal and controls every aspect and function of your body, including muscles and organs.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
- Sitting too much
- Subluxations (misalignments)
- Working at a desk or computer many hours a day
- Herniated Disc or other types of Disc Degeneration
- Poor posture (sitting and standing) over time
- Doing a lot of lifting, and improper lifting
- Pregnancy putting pressure on the spine
- Previous injuries and accident trauma
- Sports-related injuries
- Stress: Physical, Mental, or Chemical
When you are experiencing lower back pain, it is vital to seek professional chiropractic care. Often, lower back pain issues may have been developing over months or years before you start to feel lower back pain. Ignoring lower back pain, or taking pain medications to hide the pain, will not make the cause of your problem go away. Causes of lower back pain will continue to degenerate leading to additional problems like osteoarthritis. In some cases when lower back pain has been left untreated for too long, the degeneration progresses to the point where you may need surgery.
Impingement of the sciatic nerve will often be a contributing factor to your lower back pain. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body. It starts at the lower back and runs down the back of your legs all the way to your toes. When there is pressure on the sciatic nerve it often manifests as lower back pain, pain running down your legs, tingling or numbness in the legs or toes. Read our article on Sciatca for more information.
Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
At World Class Chiropractic, Dr. Steve Silverston has various options to treat your lower back pain. He will work to find the underlying cause of your pain, correct the problem, and restore normal function. Chiropractic care uses gentle adjustments to relieve the pressure on your nerves, remove any subluxations, and bring relief from pain. In addition to chiropractic adjustments for lower back pain, Dr. Silverston may use cold laser therapy and/or Back on Trac which provides heat, vibration, and gentle stretching to bring relief to your lower back pain.
Contact World Class Chiropractic if you’re experiencing any lower back pain. Call 410.461.3435 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Steve Silverston. You can also use our appointment form. If you found this article beneficial, please recommend it to your family and friends.