Low back pain can come in many forms. If you are experiencing a dull ache, muscle spasms, or burning pain that moves from your low back down to your legs, seeing a low back chiropractor may be the answer you have been looking for in order to get some relief.
Low back pain chiropractors are experts that are trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to the musculoskeletal system that can result in low back pain.
Pain in the low back can be a result of either a strain or a sprain. A strain occurs when a muscle in the low back is stretched too far and in the end tears, which can damage the muscle itself. A sprain occurs when over-stretching or tearing affects the ligaments whether it is a strain. Or a sprain, the symptoms and treatments are the same.
The most common causes of a sprain or strain leading to low back pain are:
- Lifting heavy objects, or twisting while lifting
- Sudden movements, such as a fall
- Poor posture over a long period of time
- Sports injuries
A low back pain chiropractor will use a variety of methods to diagnose and treat your pain. These methods can include muscle work, hands-on spinal manipulation (also known as an adjustment), ultrasound and other physiotherapy modalities, and sometimes a special tool called an impulser, for a more gentle approach.
Seeking help and treatment from a low back pain chiropractor can be beneficial in your recovery from your low back pain. Studies have shown that those who seek treatment from a low back pain chiropractor, have a higher chance of getting back to their normal function, than those who choose to take “the wait and see route”. Avoiding treatment can not only make your low back pain worse, but it can also prolong it and it could become a more chronic condition over time.