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. No one should have to live with chronic back pain. So if you’re experiencing lower-back pain, contact Dr. Schrier at Schrier Family Chiropractic in Delray Beach, Florida, so you can begin a treatment plan that provides you with relief.
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.
For some, back pain is caused by diseases of the organs, including:
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.
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.
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. For example, it’s recommended you:
However, there are some things you can do to prevent lower back pain which you might not expect. For example:
Most importantly, get regular chiropractic treatments. Proper spinal manipulations can relax your body, reduce pain, and improve your overall quality of life. Book an appointment online with Dr. Schrier at Schrier Family Chiropractic so that he can create a customized treatment plan according to your unique health needs.