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Lower Back Pain

According to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease, lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It’s one of the most common reasons for missed work and is the second most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office.

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What causes lower-back pain?

Because the back is a complicated structure, there are several problems which can cause lower back pain. You can sprain ligaments, irritate joints, strain muscles, or rupture disks. Arthritis, poor posture, and obesity can also cause back pain.

Whether you’ve had a sports injury, or just bent over wrong, back pain can severely hinder your life. Sometimes the smallest movements can cause lower-back pain.

How is lower-back pain treated?

After taking your medical history, consulting with you about your current condition, and performing a physical examination, Dr. Schrier will begin performing spinal adjustments which will realign your musculoskeletal system. Many patients report significant reductions in pain and find it easier to relax after receiving these treatments.

An extensive study from the Federal Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research recommends those who suffer from lower back pain seek spinal manipulation, as it’s a safe, effective, drugless way used to treat back pain. There’s strong evidence that chiropractic adjustments for lower back pain can be as effective as a combination of medical care and exercise.

What can I do to prevent lower-back pain?

There are many things you can do to prevent yourself from having chronic lower back pain, most of which revolve around having a healthy lifestyle.

Back Pain Relief Boynton Beach, FLFor example, it’s recommended you:

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Exercise often
  • Warm up before physical activity
  • Avoid inactivity for long periods of time
  • Don’t smoke

However, there are some things you can do to prevent lower back pain which you might not expect.

For example:

  • Sleep on a medium-firm mattress
  • Wear low-heeled shoes
  • Make sure your workstation is ergonomically correct
  • Most importantly, get regular chiropractic treatments.

Proper spinal manipulations can relax your body, reduce pain, and improve your overall quality of life.

If you or a loved one are suffering from lower back pain in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach or any city in Palm Beach County, call us today at (561) 445-2648 to schedule a free consultation.