Millions of people in the United States experience short-term low back pain, and roughly 8% of all adults experience chronic pain in their lower backs. If you’re among them, chiropractor Michael Young, DC, and the team at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, invite you to visit for a holistic care consultation. Call the office or schedule your appointment online to explore treatment options today.
Your lower back, or lumbar spine, has the responsibility of carrying the weight of the rest of your spine. When it falls out of alignment, certain structures can become inflamed and place pressure on nerve roots in the area. This often leads to local pain and can also cause referred pain, which is pain that appears elsewhere because it travels from the nerve root into other parts of your body.
If you experience low back pain, it might go away rapidly if you simply adjust your posture or take some time to rest. However, sometimes low back pain comes from injuries or conditions that will only get worse without treatment.
Dr. Young and the team at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville evaluate your lower back pain and can develop a treatment plan to address the underlying issue.
Low back pain can come from spinal conditions and injuries or can originate in other structures around the spine. It’s common for any type of back pain to show up at least partially due to poor posture or from prolonged sitting or standing.
You might get low back pain as a symptom of:
Sometimes, low back pain is one of the features of sciatica. A symptom itself, sciatica comes from compression of the largest nerve in your body: the sciatic nerve. It causes radiating pain and other symptoms like numbness or tingling that shoot down your buttock and the back of your leg.
Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville provides care for low back pain using a variety of holistic treatments and services. Dr. Young and the team might recommend one or more of these strategies to improve your pain and any other symptoms you have:
You’re at an increased risk of experiencing low back pain if you’re overweight or obese, lift heavy objects on the job, or have a sedentary lifestyle. Dr. Young and the team can advise you on how to avoid future pain in your low back as you complete treatment.
Schedule a treatment consultation for low back pain over the phone or online at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville today.