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Low back pain (LBP) is the second most common reason for visits to healthcare professionals. Gentle chiropractic care shines as a safe, effective drug free treatment of low back pain.
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Most cases of low back pain are mechanical meaning they are caused by injury or trauma. However, low back pain can be caused by inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or even cancer.
Types of Low Back Pain
There are two types of LBP: mechanical and non-mechanical.
Mechanical LBP is caused by injury or trauma.
Non-mechanical LBP is caused by underlying pathology or disease.
Causes of mechanical LBP include:
- Trauma from a fall or car accident
- Facet Syndrome
- Disc herniation
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Causes of non-mechanical LBP include:
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Infection
- Vertebral Fracture
- Malignant Neoplasia
- Ankylosing spondylitis
LBP can also be referred pain from:
- Vascular problem-AAA
When to seek emergency care for low back pain
Seek immediate medical treatment if you have any of the following:
- Recent Significant Trauma or
- Mild trauma over an extended period of time
- History of cancer
- Prolonged steroid use
- Progressive or severe neurological deficit
- IV drug use and/or fever
- Bladder and/or bowel problems
- Pain lasts more than 6 weeks
- Unexplained weight loss
- Older than 70 years old
According to the ACA,
“After an extensive study of all currently available care for low back problems, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research—a federal government research organization—recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommended spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.”
Gentle chiropractic care is very effective at providing relief from LBP. Chiropractic treatment options include:
- Low back exercises and stretches
- Ergonomic training
- Electrical stimulation/TENS treatment
If you’re suffering from LBP, schedule an appointment with Advanced Wellness Solutions.
What to expect at your appointment
You should expect to fill out new patient paperwork and provide a full medical history. Remember, an event or physical complaint that you think is unrelated may provide essential information needed to make a correct diagnosis.
Dr. Danielle will perform a full physical exam, including sensation and strength testing. She may order bloodwork, X-rays, CT or an MRI to confirm her diagnosis.
Schedule an appointment by calling: 855-509-5400