Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Chiropractic helps in many cases of lower back pain. Low back pain may be caused by a variety of problems with any of the complex connections associated with your spine, muscles, nerves, bones, discs or tendons.
Some common sources of back pain include:
- Irritation of the large nerve root (sciatic nerve pain) originating in the low back and going down the legs
- Smaller nerve irritation caused by subluxation (a potentially damaging misalignment of the vertebrae bones)
- Tight or strained lower back muscles
- Worn out joints or disc degeneration
An issues with any of these parts may cause lower back pain or pain that radiates to other parts of your body (referred pain). Damage to the muscle and ligaments of the back, also referred to as a pulled muscle, can occur when the back muscles strain, are over-stretched or torn. Poor posture and incorrect lifting technique may also contribute to back pain.
A Spinal Screening may identify underlying structural issues that warrant further investigation. If your posture is ‘crooked’ from the outside, your spine may be ‘crooked’ on the inside.
Specific Spinal Pathologies
There are some conditions that cause back pain and require urgent and specific referral and treatment. These issues may include:
- Spinal infections
- Spinal arthropathies like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis
- Spinal fractures.
Note: if we suspect any of these pathologies, or should we think that your case is not a chiropractic care, we refer out to external practitioners and specialists. While these conditions account for less than 1% of back pain cases, we don’t want them missed.
Back Pain Treatment in Parramatta
Many studies have concluded that chiropractic (manual therapy) is generally effective for the treatment of musculoskeletal cases of lower back pain. There is firm literature support in this regard.
Many published guidelines recommend chiropractic as a form of therapy for patient treatment plans in the care of lower back pain.1,2,3
Chiropractic works to increase joint range of motion, reduce nerve interference, increase flexibility and movement along the spine.
The team here at New World Chiro in Parramatta will work with you to address the cause of your back pain and provide recommendations for care. Our experienced team will perform a comprehensive chiropractic assessment, including postural and biomechanical assessments, to determine if we can help you, or not.
Chiropractor for Back Pain
To book a chiropractic consultation at New World Chiro please phone or email today. We have a New Patient Consultation to get you started with chiropractic.