Back pain is one of the most common complaints that our chiropractors encounter. Almost 85% of Americans have experienced at least back-ache in their lives and had to see a doctor. In most cases, back pain is a result of mechanical or soft-tissue injuries. These injuries usually include damage to the discs, compression of the nerve roots, or improper function of the spinal joints.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
There are certain causes of lower back pain that require immediate medical attention at Synergy Health Solution in Longview.
- Degenerative disc disease (characterized by the lack of hydration in the discs)
- Lumbar herniated discs
- Ligament or muscle strains
- Osteoarthritis (characterized by the wear and tear of the discs)
- Scoliosis (curved spine)
- Spinal infections
- Spinal stenosis (the narrowing of the spinal canal that can be quite painful)
The choice of treatment options depends on different factors that have an impact on the cause of your pain in the back and its severity. In most cases, the pain caused by an injury does not last more than 72 hours. No special treatment is required. Try to get some bed rest and use ice and heat therapy to help with the muscle pain. If the pain has not gone away after 72 hours, professional treatment is recommended.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractors are specialists that apply chiropractic techniques and spinal manipulations to help our patients with a variety of different issues, including lower back pain. The spinal adjustments used by chiropractors can reduce the intensity of the pain and relax irritated muscles in your back. When the inflammation of the tissue is reduced, it allows for essential nutrients to get to the area to help the injury to heal. Our chiropractors also use a technique called traction that provides temporary relief and contributes to a quicker recovery process.
Lower Back Pain Relief from our Chiropractors in Longview, WA
Synergy Health Solution has been serving patients in Cowlitz Country since 2009. We provide effective treatment plans that are designed to meet our patients’ health goals. Don’t let lower back pain prevent you from participating in activities that you love. Call Synergy Health Solution today at (360) 423-3482 to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors.