Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments in the United States today; it can be addressed with holistic and gentle chiropractic care.
Lower back pain may be caused by an injury to muscles or tendons in the back. However, it is one of the most common conditions because many different factors can cause it.
The bottom of your back contains five vertebrae, but these five vertebrae do a lot of heavy lifting! They bear a lot of the weight of your upper body and undergo a lot of movement and stress.
Arthritis can impact any joint in your body, including your spinal joints. As the cartilage breaks down between your spinal joints, the tissue around them can become inflamed, resulting in lower back pain.
There are numerous ways you can injure your back, from a car accident to a sports injury to lifting something wrong. That is why it is important to take care of your body at all times and get help immediately if you are injured.
Lifestyle factors can impact your chance of developing lower back pain:
- Smoking can increase inflammation in the body, hindering healing and increasing the risk of lower back pain.
- Obesity can put extra stress on your spine and contribute to more spinal wear and tear.
- A sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk of developing lower back pain.
- Strenuous or excessive physical activity can also increase your risk of developing lower back pain.
It is also important to note that kidney pain can be experienced as lower back pain, which is why all pain in this region should be diagnosed and treated. Lower back pain can also be a sign of prostate cancer, especially when it occurs alongside other prostate cancer symptoms.
Dr. Desai will take the time to complete a detailed intake and evaluation of your health and well-being to understand why you are experiencing back pain. She will use that information to create a comprehensive treatment plan for you.
Lower back pain at Lotus Chiropractic Care is treated using gentle chiropractic techniques, such as the Activator and NUCCA methods. Gentle spinal manipulation and treating the source of your lower back pain issues can be achieved through holistic chiropractic care.
If you have lower back pain, that doesn’t mean you must sit still all day. In fact, working out correctly can be helpful when you have lower back pain. Exercising correctly can help strengthen your core and your back.
Proper posture isn’t just about how you sit in a desk chair or how you sit on the couch. Posture matters when you are working out as well. Having good posture and form as you work out can help prevent backaches and ensure your exercising is beneficial.
For example, when going for a walk, keep your core tight and your shoulders relaxed to reduce pressure on the spine. If you are lifting weights, be sure to use a wide stance, lift slowly, and have firm footing.
Not sure what the right posture is for the type of exercise you enjoy? Reach out to a physical therapist or personal trainer for assistance.
When exercising, remember that nothing in excess is good.
Over-exercising, where you move beyond your body's limits, can lead to torn muscles, strained ligaments, and ruptured discs. Don’t lift weights that are too heavy for you to handle.
Instead, exercise in moderation. If you want to push yourself, slowly increase your workouts. Allow your body to grow and adjust to your workout ambitions.
Don’t engage in the same routine every time you work out. Repetitive movements can weaken your spine and increase the risk of back pain.
Diversify your workout routines, focusing on different muscle groups on different days. Change up your routine and the way that you approach building your muscles.
Working out with a misaligned spine can have a negative impact on your workouts. Work with a chiropractor to correct your spinal misalignment to get the most from your workouts.
These x-rays show a lady’s back in her 60s. When she came in for treatment, her spine had a curve of 6 degrees. She was showing signs of degenerative joint disease on the L4. This can be seen on the x-ray on the left.
After receiving lower back adjustments, her curve was reduced to 6 degrees, which is within the normal range. Her discs also aligned properly and had more space to move. This can be seen in the x-ray on the right.
Her lower back pain was resolved with chiropractic treatment.
Dr. Tanvi Desai is a chiropractic expert with extensive training and experience in caring for patients' lower back pain. She offers patients natural healing options involving gentle adjustments, basic exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to improve their condition.
Lotus Chiropractic Care can help improve posture, reduce pain, and improve the body's overall function. If you suffer from lower back pain, Dr. Desai can help get your body back to a pain-free life.
We service residents of Dunwoody and surrounding areas from our office on Mt. Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, Georgia.
Learn if chiropractic care may be right for you. Call us at (470) 719-9539 or request an appointment online.