Reduce Your Lower Back Pain with The Help of Our Chiropractors
Some patients who visit Doctor’s Choice Rehab think that only older people get back pain. However, that is not the case. Young, active individuals, athletes, and people who sit or rest for a long can also develop lower back pain. The pain can grow worse or prevent you from doing almost anything that involves using the spine or back muscles. To relieve your symptoms and improve mobility, our McAllen chiropractors can perform spinal adjustments and other techniques.
Why Pain Affects the Lower Back
Back pain will affect almost 80% of the US population at some point in life. It is also a common reason for missed work, disability, and reduced quality of life.
Acute or chronic pain is more common in the lower back due to the flexibility and repetitive use of the lumbar spine for activities such as bending and twisting. The pain usually results from a fall, auto accident, sports injury, repetitive use injury, poor posture, or prolonged inactivity. Other causes include soft tissue strains and sprains, misaligned spinal joints, and degenerative conditions such as:
- Spinal stenosis
- Bulging or herniated disc
- Facet joint syndrome
Common Lower Back Pain Symptoms
Patients often complain of a sharp, dull, or burning pain, stiffness, and trouble moving. The pain may start and stop suddenly, worsen during activities, or improve with rest. Low back pain and pinched nerve symptoms may be felt in the hips, buttocks, and legs due to conditions affecting the lumbar spine, disc, or nerve. Some patients may experience muscle spasms or tightness in the lower back, pelvis, or hips.
Lower Back Pain Treatment from Our McAllen Chiropractors
Our chiropractors, Dr. Alejandro Martinez and Dr. Ruth Echavarria-Guel, can treat your pain with chiropractic care. We will examine you thoroughly and take digital x-rays of your spine before setting up a lower back pain treatment plan. We may integrate the following pain-relief methods:
- Spinal Adjustments: Several sessions of spinal adjustments have shown to provide significant pain relief. This technique can be done by hand or using a small instrument to move the joints back into position, removing pressure on the nerve, discs, and tissue, reducing inflammation, easing pain, and stopping nerve compression symptoms.
- Healing and Repair Therapies: For whole-body healing, we may include passive therapy, Kinesio taping, and rehabilitative exercises in your holistic wellness plan. These treatments help speed up healing, strengthen the muscles, and increase joint function.
Lasting Relief without Harmful Side Effects
Doctor’s Choice Rehab can help you and your family members living in McAllen or nearby. Call our chiropractic experts at 956-630-2220 to request an appointment to get started on your lower back pain treatment.