Read About Low Back Pain FAQs With Our Bradenton Chiropractor Staff
What Does Low Back Pain Feel Like?
Low back pain can vary in terms of frequency, intensity, type, and duration. It may be constant or come and go with certain movements or times of day. It may stay in the low back or radiate to the buttocks or leg. It often feels dull, achy, sharp, shooting, or stabbing. Numbness and weakness in the leg may occur if a lumbar nerve root is being pinched.
Who Gets Back Pain?
Anyone can get back pain, but it's common in people who:
- Sit a lot
- Have a physically demanding job
- Are overweight
- Frequently bend, lift, or twist with the spine
- Are males between the ages of 30-50
What's causing my back pain?
Common diagnoses seen on initial examinations include:
- Degenerative disc disease: thinning of the discs
- Osteoarthritis: inflammation and wearing down of lumbar joints
- Joint subluxations: misalignments in the lumbar joints
- Sciatica: impingement of the sciatic nerve root
- Stenosis: narrowed spinal canal
- Muscle spasms: tears and tension in lumbar muscle fibers
Low back pain can sometimes be referred from other areas of the body.
Will I need surgery?
Some people require surgery for low back pain if conservative treatment does not work effectively. We've helped hundreds of people avoid surgery and long-term medication use through natural treatment.
How can a chiropractor in Bradenton FL provide low back pain relief?
Our services for low back pain aim to realign spinal joints, reduce inflammation and pain, promote tissue healing, and remove exacerbating factors like poor posture and muscle length imbalances. We do this through natural and non-invasive services like adjustments, nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, and lifestyle counseling.