While it’s most certainly not the only ailment treated by chiropractors, lower back pain is one of the main reasons why most patients seek chiropractic care. However, not all lower back pain is the same, and the severity, treatment, and recovery time can vary depending upon many factors such as the age of the patient, degree and nature of injury, the degree of any chronic underlying arthritic condition, and the length of time that the patient has been experiencing the pain.
Muscle strain is a very common type of injury—particularly when the pain is associated with over-exertion (‘pulling your back’), over-extension (‘wrenching your back’), or traumatic impact (falling).
Muscle strain is commonly triggered or worsened by subluxations in the spine which interfere with the nerves that control the muscles. In fact, it’s common for a muscle strain injury to originate weeks or even months before symptoms present (a very common phenomenon in car accidents).
Spinal adjustment, combined with plenty of rest is usually enough to get you out of pain.
Spinal injuries can include a variety of disorders, such as herniated discs, bone and joint disorders (such as scoliosis and arthritis), and pinched nerves.
Unlike muscle strain, spinal injuries tend to be far more long-lasting and chronic, and do not heal on their own. Generally, most spinal injuries can be effectively treated by chiropractic adjustment, with only a small percentage requiring any further medical intervention. Sadly, most back problems become chronic over time and can only be kept in check through regular chiropractic treatment.
Some organ-related problems may manifest as lower back pain. The kidneys, the pancreas, the colon, and the uterus are all ‘wired’ in such a way that they may cause back pain when something may be wrong.
Chiropractic adjustments release the nervous system to work properly thereby improving organ functionality and overall health. In situations where additional treatments may be necessary (such as ‘blasting’ kidney stones), chiropractic treatment can be used complementarily to reduce pain and expedite the healing process, getting you back on your feet as soon as possible!
A Chiropractic Treatment for North York’s Lower Back Pain
Do you experience back pain? Whether it’s sharp or aching, new or ongoing, we can help you to figure out what it is that’s ailing you and find a treatment that can help make you better. Book an appointment today.