Lower back pain affects the lives of many Americans. 80% of our population will experience back pain. It is the leading cause of disability, one of the top reasons for missed work and Dr’s visits. Dr. Billy Cheong, Chiropractor and owner of Elite Spine Spring, will take us through some Q&A’s regarding lower back pain.
Although this seems like a simple question, lower back pain is much more complicated. The lower back is comprised of many different body components such as muscles, bones, joints, discs, ligaments, and nerves. Any one of these or a combination of these can be the source of your pain, which can stem from trauma, repetitive stress, poor posture, and being overweight. Injuries to these structures can lead to conditions such as: Lumbar Sprain/Strain, Disc Herniation, Stenosis, Sciatica, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Facet joint irritation, and Arthritis.
The most common way people relieve back pain is medication. Whether it be over the counter or prescription pain medication taking medication only masks the pain. It will not fix the underlying issue that is causing your pain. Chiropractic and sports Rehab should be the first line of treatment. As a Chiropractor, I help identify and fix the root cause of the issue. This is typically the best long-term solution. The most invasive and risky option is surgery or injections. I would recommend this route as a last resort once you’ve exhausted all other options.
If you ask me, my opinion is a resounding YES! I’ve seen patient after patient thank our team for helping them fix a condition they’ve been suffering with for years. Studies have shown that Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and non-invasive treatment that is effective for lower back pain relief. Getting a chiropractic adjustment can reduce pain and inflammation. After a Chiropractic adjustment, you will feel your body move more fluidly and without pain. But adjustments are not the only thing Chiropractors do. At Elite Spine Spring we combine Chiropractic adjustments with other treatments such as spinal decompression therapy, sports rehab, Graston, myofascial release, cupping, just to name a few. Everyone’s treatment plan is personalized with the appropriate services based on your condition. We understand that every body is different therefore the treatment plan for everybody should be different too.