Lower back pain is the #1 debilitating condition in the country. It is the biggest reason of lost work productivity. When you can’t work, you can’t make money. Not only is lower back pain an issue for North America, it is a problem worldwide. Here at AdvaCare Clinics, we excel in lower back pain procedures and therapies. We have many natural remedies and therapies you can even use at home as well.
What causes low back pain?
Let’s face it America: most of us are out of shape, too fat, and we don’t have the right muscle balance. One cause of lower back pain is Upper & Lower Cross Syndromes. They are syndromes with various complications that can cause detrimental issues to your body. A person can experience strength, flexibility, range of motion issues and lead further to degenerative process (corrosion of the body- arthritis, etc.). Upper cross syndrome refers to the upper part of the body (neck/upper back/chest/shoulders) while the lower cross syndrome focuses the lower part of the body (pelvis/low back/ abdominal/ upper thighs). Both syndromes consist of various tightened and weak muscles. Muscles are supposed to be working in a certain firing order but they refuse to communicate. So you make the smaller and weaker muscles pick up the slack of the bigger muscles that aren’t working correctly.
Muscle spasm, tightness, and stiffness can all cause lower back pain. But the #1 cause of back pain is the joints of the back. If the joints get irritated, they send a signal to the back muscles that say “stop me from moving”. A herniated disc causes back pain as well, but it does not just pop up over night. Herniated discs usually have been developing for over months or years. Then comes that one day where you bend over or start the lawn mower. Your lower back screams as you throw it out.
With a combination of factors, the sciatica is another symptom associated with lower back pain. The big nerve off the lower back is being choked or entrapped through the buttocks, low back, or legs.
What Can Be Done To Help Lower Back Pain
The WORST thing you can do is to come in for back pain and go right into surgery. You want to avoid surgery at all cost. A good surgeon will tell you that too. There was a study done where they had 82 cases for lower back pain scheduled for surgery in Florida at an HMO back in the 1980’s. Not one of those patients went to surgery. Although they were scheduled for surgery, all the patients went to chiropractic clinics instead. After the average treatment plan, about 6-8 weeks, every single patient had solved their lower back problems.
Testing the sciatic region is the most common place to start. It pinpoints how severe your condition may be and whether the pain stops at your buttocks, hip, knee or foot. This can open up the door to numerous treatment plans offered at AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington.
Out of all the testing done on which therapies are the best for low back pain, (chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medical procedures) chiropractic care came out on top. It is the best care you can do for your body. Tie medical procedures and physical therapy in the mix, and you got the ultimate trifecta of therapies and procedures. Your body will love you!
If you’ve never considered chiropractic care, you really owe yourself to do it. We combine Chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medical procedures to help you on your way to feeling better.
Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.