Lower Back Pain Treatment in Chatham
Lower back pain is a primary cause of disability and a common cause of missed work days. Dr. Bryan Taylor and our team at Chatham Chiropractic in Chatham, IL understand that you want effective, lasting relief from your lower back pain.
Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain occurs from poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, repetitive job duties or hunching over your desk, injuries, and conditions that affect the spine and surrounding structures.
Poor posture affects your lower back over time. A Livestrong article explains that slouching while sitting for too long puts undue pressure on ligaments and muscles of your back, potentially leading to muscle strain or stretched ligaments.
Performing repetitive work duties such as lifting, stretching, twisting or bending also potentially cause lower back pain. Personal injuries and sports injuries frequently cause significant pain. Some individuals experience acute lower back pain, which resolves over time with proper care and treatment. Chronic pain is a longer-lasting and typically more severe pain.
Because the lower back supports the weight of your upper body, disruption or misalignment to the lower spine potentially results in significant, long-lasting pain. Pain associated with sports injuries and personal injuries are just one reason many patients turn to our chiropractor for safe treatments to relieve their low back pain.
Arthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease are other causes of low back pain. The Arthritis Foundation explains that although most individuals over age 60 exhibit some disc degeneration, not all individuals experience lower back pain. Dr. Taylor understands that you want relief when you experience pain and discomfort from degenerative disc disease or another condition.
How To Diagnose Lower Back Pain
Diagnosing lower back pain requires the expertise of an experienced professional. We want you to understand how our chiropractor diagnoses patients and offers an individualized treatment plan just for you.
Obtaining a medical history and history of your pain are essential steps. Our team then performs diagnostic testing that helps determine the source and cause of your lower back pain.
How Our Chiropractor Will Evaluate And Help Treat Your Injury
Chiropractic treatment options vary, according to several factors. Spinal manipulation, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction are examples of chiropractic treatments suggested as clinical guidelines for treating lower back pain by authors of a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Similarly, The National Center for Biotechnology Information published a study where researchers concluded that non-surgical spinal decompression reduces chronic lower back pain caused by degenerative disc disease or herniated discs.
Whether you experience low back pain, Dr. Bryan Taylor has the experience to help treat your lower back pain. Contact us for an appointment today and start your journey towards improved wellness.