See Our Chiropractors for Lower Back Pain
Statistics show that 23 percent of Americans will suffer from lower back pain at least once. At Newton Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we offer chiropractic care to the communities of Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Brookline, Watertown, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Waltham, Weston, Wayland, and Boston, MA. Read on to see how a chiropractor can help with lower back pain.
What Is Lower Back Pain?
This common condition can affect the lower spinal portion of the back from muscle strain or injury. Some causes can be fractures, arthritis, poor posture, bad lifting, ruptured vertebrae disc, or lack of regular exercise. Lower back pain will typically go away after a few weeks. After that, symptoms are usually only pain, but numbness or neuropathy in the legs and muscle spasms can occur.
Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
A recent report showed 750 respondents with back pain. Half were given medications and physical therapy, while the other half received 12 chiropractic treatments. Those who received the chiropractic option had less pain, less disability, needed less medication, had a higher response to treatment, and held more functional improvement over those receiving medication and physical therapy.
Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain
Treating lower back pain through chiropractic techniques includes spinal manipulation, manual manipulation, and mobilization.
Spinal and manual manipulation are chiropractic adjustments where short thrusts are applied to abnormal vertebrae to reduce nerve irritability and improve the back’s functioning. The earlier this can begin after pain, the better long-term results, and the fewer adjustments may be needed.
Mobilization is low-velocity movements that help stretch out the joint and muscle so that there is more range of motion when completed. These mobilization techniques help with stiffness and keep the back active and moving. These types of treatments work well with standard chiropractic adjustments and manipulations.
Clients may have one or the other techniques applied due to their condition, but typically have a mix of treatments in a standard care plan.
Schedule an Appointment with Us
There are many benefits to treating lower back pain with non-invasive holistic treatment options. At Newton Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, we offer chiropractic care to the communities of Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Brookline, Watertown, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Waltham, Weston, Wayland, and Boston, MA. Contact us for an appointment today by calling 617-964-3332.