Millions of people experience back pain, which is one of the most common reasons to see a doctor. A recent study has shown that low back pain is among the most common types of pain people experience in their lives. Over 80% of Americans experience it at least once in their lifetime. Low back pain can be localized or it can be radiating down a person’s legs, a condition commonly referred to as Sciatica. Low back pain is often the result of:
- Pulled muscles/Sprain strain from lifting or twisting
- Spinal misalignments (vertebral subluxation)
- Herniated or ruptured intervertebral discs
- Kidney infections
- Spinal infections
- Tumor in the spinal cord
Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain
If the pain is caused by an injury, the first thing that most people will do is try some form of home care. Rest, ice, heat and gentle stretching can be helpful.
Other treatment options may also include:
- Physical therapy that includes massage, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
- Medical appliances
- Medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, and steroids
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractors use spinal adjustments and other non-invasive methods that correct spinal alignment which can reduce swelling and pain in the lower back. Chiropractic care has proven to be effective in reducing inflammation and improving the function of the nervous system and spine. The benefits of chiropractic care include the following:
- Decrease inflammation
- Improvement of flexibility
- Reduction of pain and discomfort
- Strengthening muscles
Your Chiropractor in Round Rock, TX
If you are experiencing pain in your lower back that is not going away, then you should consider chiropractic care. At Active Life Chiropractic in Round Rock, we specialize in chiropractic care focusing on expertly delivered spinal adjustments to improve flexibility, mobility and overall wellness. Regardless of what is causing your lower back pain, we are ready to help you find the pain relief that you deserve. Call us today at (512) 520-7607 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Angelo.