Chronic low back pain
Chronic lower back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment resulting in lost wages and reduced productivity. It affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives, with the lower back being the most susceptible to pain and injury. Chronic lower back pain is typically defined as pain that has lasted longer than three months. There are many different conditions that can result in chronic low back pain, including: sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured disks, trigger points, arthritis, obesity, psychological stress and inflamed joints, sports injuries or accidents, and sometimes even the simplest movements, like tying shoe laces, can have painful results. It may also be a result of repetitive stress or re-injuring an area repeatedly over a period of time. Chronic lower back pain can limit the range of activities that you might enjoy and prevent you from engaging in fun activities with your friends and family, such as playing your favorite sports. Temporary solutions such as heating pads and over-the-counter analgesics that you can use can be found in the market. However, they do not treat the underlying problem of back pain. At Plato Chiropractic Health Clinics we treat the symptoms and the underlying problem of back pain for a lasting relief. Our chiropractors have a great deal of experience treating lower back pain successfully.