Low Back Pain and Chiropractic Care
Over 65 million Americans report having dealt with low back pain at some point in their life. Of these, 16 million or 8% of those suffering from back pain report chronic symptoms that affect their daily activities. Low back pain is an ambiguous complaint that is often ignored, by both healthcare providers and patients, until symptoms become severe or chronic. When low back pain is addressed holistically and early with options like Chiropractic care, it can potentially prevent unnecessary suffering and loss of productivity.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain:
Given the complexity of the spine and associated tissues, there are a lot of possible underlying issues and causes. These include:
- Muscle strain or ligamentous sprain due to weak core muscles, heavy lifting, reaching, faulty movement patterns, or poor posture
- Herniated disc(s) putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots
- Degeneration/arthritis of the lumbar vertebrae
- Spine misalignment from posture, injury, poor biomechanics or underlying alignment issues like scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis
- Chronic health conditions like fibromyalgia, cancer, infection, obesity, and more
Symptoms of low back pain will vary depending on which tissues are affected. Sufferers of low back pain often experience weak core or leg muscles, stiffness, numbness, tingling, shooting pain, and inflammation.
Spine Alignment and Low Back Pain
Regardless of what leads to suffering from low back pain symptoms, the common denominator is that there is an imbalance within the spine tissues themselves. The alignment of the spine plays a large role in the overall health of the spine. When the spine is misaligned, it affects nerve energy and its ability to send and receive signals and heal properly when damage is incurred. This can easily manifest as symptoms of low back pain that lead to chronic issues and poor quality of life.
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a highly sought, expert-based, and research-oriented approach that addresses this core issue of spine misalignment. Often, the misalignment is so subtle that only a trained expert like a CBP provider can help identify these issues to help start the healing process and manage symptoms. When nerve energy is restored, the spine can function in a balance with less pain, weakness, and other symptoms.
Chiropractic Care to Feel Your Best
Low back pain can leave you feeling miserable and not sure how to proceed. Dr. Samantha Coleman at ChiroSolutions Center in Virginia Beach, VA is CBP certified and dedicated to helping you get the relief you deserve by treating your low back pain holistically and non-invasively. Get in touch with her today to see how proper spine alignment and health can help you feel your best each and every day.