There are a number of reasons why we may experience lower back pain. For one, the lower back is responsible for a large portion of our body’s weight distribution, and as such, is subject to a lot of wear and tear.
Additionally, the lower back is home to a number of different muscles, ligaments, and tendons, all of which can become strained or injured with overuse. Also, the lower back is susceptible to conditions like arthritis, which can lead to pain and stiffness.
Often you may experience lower back pain because the nerves associated with the pain signals have been compressed causing constant pain.
The lower back is full of nerves that can become compressed and cause incredible discomfort if left untreated. The most common cause of lower back pain is a herniated disc. This happens when the disc between the vertebrae in the spine ruptures or bulges. This can put a great amount of pressure on the nerves and therefore cause pain. Other causes of lower back pain include spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis: a spinal disorder in which a vertebra slips or moves forward onto the bone right below it.
How can Chiro Parterns of Clayton Help?
We can help decompress the pressure in the nerves on the lower back by realigning the spine and correcting any subluxations. This will take the pressure off of the nerves and allow them the space they need to heal. Chiropractic care can also help to relieve pain and inflammation in the lower back.
We also utilize a combination of other techniques that can help in more specific situations.
If you are experiencing lower back pain consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ferez today!