How Does a Chiropractor Adjust Lower Back Pain?

A chiropractic adjustment helps relieve pain lingering in your body for some time. It lets you experience relief in a non-invasive and gentle way to treat stiffness, mobility problems, and pain. The techniques involved will not expose you to medication addiction while providing the relief that your body needs.



Lower Back Pain 



Lower back pain occurs due to muscle or ligament strain. The main symptom is a pain in the lower part of your back. Most of the time, the pain goes away without treatment. But there are cases where it lingers for a long time, opening the way for chiropractic care to provide relief. 



Causes of Lower Back Pain



So many factors cause lower back pain. An injury, such as a strain or sprain, can give you lower back pain. The same happens if you have had an accident or a fall. You may have it as acute or chronic, depending on the strength of its impact on your lower back. 


Your job can give you lower back pain. Sitting for many hours working on a computer can cause your back problems. Lifting heavy things incorrectly, lack of exercise, or being overweight can contribute to the pain.


Studies show that individuals with anxiety or depression tend to experience lower back pain. Smokers are prone to back problems. Lastly, chronic diseases such as cancer and arthritis increase your risk of getting lumbar pain.



Acute and Chronic Lower Back Pain



Acute back pain results from muscle strain, lifting heavy objects, or a serious accident. It should subside after some weeks and resolve when you treat it. On the other hand, chronic pain results from severe illnesses such as neuropathy or arthritis. It usually lasts for up to six months or more. Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve your lower back pain and restore your range of movements, whether you have acute or chronic low back pain.



Adjusting Your Lower Back



Patients experience different types of pain in their lower back. You can experience spasms, stabbing or sharp pain, a burning impression, or an insistent dull pain. The nature of the aches depends on whether the injury on your lower back is on your tendons, muscles, joints, or nerves. The strain may also occur on a non-muscular part of the soft tissue in your lumbar region. 


Chiropractic care adjusts your back to relieve pain and correct underlying problems. Your chiropractor will ask you to lie down on a unique table during your lower back adjustment treatment. They will start manipulating your limbs to help your muscles stretch and activate your joints. You may notice a cracking or popping sound during the adjustment.  


They may bend your joints or hold you in a special position for a while as they focus on your lumbar region. You should relax your whole body to release tension from your muscles. Your chiropractor may complement your lower back adjustment by performing other therapies.



After the Adjustment



Most patients experience immediate relief from their pain.  However, those with more difficult or chronic problems may take longer to stabilize.  Some patients feel sore the day after their first adjustment because their body is adapting to a corrected position.  Using ice on the area usually helps relieve this soreness.  


As your treatment continues, you will notice the improvements in your motion and function, as well as decreased levels of pain.  The length of your treatment will depend upon how quickly your body can stabilize and is different for each patient.


To find out more about how chiropractic care can help you, call us at 417-725-6655 or visit Chiropractor Plus at our office at 1361 W. Mt. Vernon St. in Nixa, Missouri.  Dr. Greenwood has helped thousands of patients recover from lower back pain in his over 37 years of practice. Isn’t it time YOU felt good again?

admin none 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Closed 5:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 am - 12:00 pm 5:00 am - 10:00 am Closed chiropractor,3,,,