Lower Back Pain
What is Low Back Pain?
What causes lower back pain? The answer might surprise you. Did you know that chronic low back pain is one of the most underdiagnosed things in the ER? That’s because there are so many things that can cause low back pain, from issues in the musculoskeletal system to a sports injury. You could have a problem with the vertebra of the lumbar spine, the interlocking bones that connect them, the disc, and the nerves affecting the nervous system. The list goes on and on. Research shows that when looking for the best chiropractor for low back pain, it’s important to find a chiropractor that looks at the body as a functioning system, and not just like a machine. They should consider a holistic treatment plan that involves manual therapies.
Types of Chiropractic Care We Offer
One of the things that we see daily in the office is that lower back pain is caused by compensation and the real pain result is further up the spine. If we do not address the compensation points, the lower back pain will continue to manifest over and over. It is essential to have objective measures outside of what the patient feels, and we never want to chase someone’s pain. Chiropractic treatment for acute low back pain can look different from patient to patient. Some are going to require a more traditional spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment, while others may need traction with the Y-strap, which is a form of manual manipulation.
Henceforth, being the best chiropractor in Grand Rapids MI, we offer Full spine adjusting. Not only that, but we also provide the prone and supine adjusting to match the specific needs of the patient, focusing on pain relief and improving function. Following are the types of lower back pain chiropractic treatment we offer;
- Knee Chest Upper Cervical.
- Toggle Recoil.
When Should You See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?
Symptomatology is usually the last thing that will develop in a patient. Oftentimes when the person is experiencing pain, the primary cause started weeks or months ago due to a neglect of the musculoskeletal system. Remember, your body is very good at compensating and adapting. When you see a chiropractor for lower back pain, the first thing is to locate what is causing the issue and if it truly is a low back problem. Because the body is excellent at adapting, we want to make sure that we aren’t adjusting the compensation points over and over but actually addressing the primary issue.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Lower Back Pain?
The lower back can be a troublesome area for many people, and all too often trips to the ER result in pain pills and muscle relaxers that may have
side effectsand never come close to finding out the true cause of pain. So how can a chiropractor help with lower back pain? Once the primary area of concern is located, there are several chiropractic techniques for lower back pain. A traditional side posture adjustment is what most people are familiar with when it comes to chiropractic techniques for lower back pain. Drop-table, using the chiropractic table, or even the Y-strap are other variations that can be effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our chiropractic office! Here are some common questions that our patients ask:
Many people seek chiropractic treatment for lower back pain. Removing the interference that a malpositioned lumbar vertebra has inflicted on the nerves will not only reduce pain and discomfort, but it will also allow the system as a whole to function closer to optimal potential.