This is when many of us start to feel soreness in the lower back. Symptoms often occur after sitting or standing still for some time, or when standing up from a chair, or even when we are supposed to feel most refreshed on waking in the morning.
These are signs that your foundation aka lumbar spine is not healthy and needs attention. Many Low back pain sufferers resign to their lower standard of living and give up activities that they once enjoyed, believing that poor spinal health is part of ‘getting old’. Chiropractic care can help to rejuvenate your lower back and restore your strong foundations allowing you to return to your active healthy life.
Chiropractic Treatments for Lower Back Pain
About 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is extremely common and affects quality of life, relationships, and efficiency at work. Contrary to belief that back pain usually affects the older population, a study done in Singapore showed that 65% of back pain cases affected those between 21 - 40 years old. It is no surprise why we’re all afflicted with back pain at such a young age. Our lifestyle is increasingly sedentary, and we sit for long hours hunched over in front of our computers. Pain should not be part of the job, and does not have to be part of growing old.
How do I know that my low back is not healthy and needs attention?
Dysfunction or injury in the low back can manifest in different ways which include:
- Sharp, shooting sensation
- Dull, achy sensation
- Constant pain
- Pain is brought upon by certain movements like bending forward, turning to the side, lying on your back, or standing up from a chair.
- Pain is intermittent, comes and goes
- Pain radiates from the low back down to the front/ back of thighs
- Pain is localised to a spot on the back
- Numbness, pins and needles in one or both legs
- Loss of balance, unsteady walking
Can you/ do you treat back pain?
Yes, we can help. Chiropractors are experts when it comes to back pain. We are trained in diagnosing and managing joint and muscle disorders in the low back. Among patients who present to a chiropractic clinic, between 41% and 60% suffer from low back pain. We have seen hundreds of patients with varying patterns of dysfunction and injuries in their backs, and have worked with them to regain good spinal function and freedom from pain.
What is the chiropractic approach for back pain?
Chiropractic is an effective, safe, drug-free approach for low back pain. We look at your body as a whole and perform assessments to seek the root cause of your pain, weakness, or dysfunction. Chiropractic care removes nerve interference and restores balance in the back, allowing the body to function and heal better.
Our practice has a multi-modal approach incorporating:
- spinal adjustments
- soft tissue therapy
- rehabilitative advice
- spinal decompression therapy
- spinal orthotic devices
When should I see a chiropractor?
If you are having pain in your back, you should see a chiropractor for an assessment.
Ideally, you should see a chiropractor before your little aches and discomforts become a major, chronic issue. Problems build up in our body over time without us being aware of it, like the build up of a thousand straws on a camel’s back before it breaks. The straws building up in your back are things like minor falls, prolonged sitting, bad posture, repetitive one-sided movement… Many people walk around with ‘glitches’ in the body but choose to ignore the signs until the last straw is added and pain is felt.
It is important to understand that you don’t have to live in pain. Let our team of experts map out a care plan to help your low back function better and stronger. We can get you back on track, allowing you to do the things you enjoy doing at your full potential.