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Back pain is an extremely common medical ailment, affecting eight of 10 people during their lifetimes. So it goes without saying that it is the most common reason that patients come to see our chiropractors at Plato Chiropractic Health Clinics.
A few interesting facts about back pain:
Acute lower back pain is often caused by sudden injury. It can also be associated with a host of activities, such as lifting improperly at home, excessively strenuous housework or yardwork, repetitive bending, or movements related to a specific occupation.
Chronic lower back pain may be a result of repetitive stress or re-injuring an area repeatedly over a period of time.
Lower back pain may also be a result of an overly sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for extended periods of time can cause stress to your joints and ligaments, including the spinal and pelvic joints. Long-term stress on the joints and muscles in your lower back may cause pain as well. Weak core muscles cause poor posture, which also can contribute to lower back pain.
Other causes of lower back pain include:
At Plato Chiropractic Health Clinics, we help patients of all ages with lower back pain. Children, athletes, laborers, office workers, retirees and many more people are treated in our offices everyday.
Chiropractors use a variety of methods to treat lower back pain. A common treatment for lower back pain is a spinal manipulation or an adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment restores spine and nervous system function to reduce pain and help with healing. In several studies, patients who sought chiropractic care for lower back pain improved more and were far more satisfied with their chiropractic care after one month, than those who had sought standard medical care.
After alleviating pressure and inflammation through treatment, our chiropractors work with you to strengthen the surrounding muscles in order to prevent problems from becoming chronic. Our staff and doctors may also advise you on exercises and stretches to reduce or relieve lower back pain.