Are you searching for low back pain relief? If so, look no further than chiropractic care. Low back pain is the number one reason for missed work and the number two reason people see doctors. Almost 1 Billion dollars is spent on this debilitating condition every year.
Anatomy of the Low Back
The lower back consists of the lumbar spine (vertebrae), the pelvis and sacrum, the ligaments around the lumbar spine and pelvis, the discs between the vertebrae, the spinal cord and nerves, the muscles and ligaments of the low back that have many different functions, internal organs of the abdomen and pelvis, and finally the skin around the entire lower back.
Many of these structures work together in conjunction to perform various functions. So when one structure loses function it can cause an array of issues in other places.
What Causes Your Low Back Pain?
People are sitting more and more everyday. We sit in front of a computer, at a desk at work, at a desk in school, in a chair listening to a lecture, or even at home on the couch. This seated posture over time can cause severe low back pain.
When we sit on our bottoms all day our glute muscles tell our brain, “hey there is no need for us here.” This causes the brain to shut the muscle off. The glutes are a huge muscle group and they provide us with some key movements during gait, bending over, and squatting. Its main action is hip extension.
When this muscle gets shut off by the brain we have to get hip extension from other low back muscles and even the wrong joints. When the wrong joints come into play during hip extension this can cause other joints in the low back and pelvis to lock up.
After these joints lock up a compensation reaction occurs and the lumbar spine begins moving too much. The lumbar spine moving too much can cause degeneration, disc herniations, and other problems.
When we say injuries we refer to a very broad subject. The most common form of an injury causing low back pain is the overuse injury. The overuse injury is something you do over and over again that eventually starts to cause you pain. For example, shoveling snow for three days in a row during winter, or bending over to pick up a small child. Ignoring pain and doing nothing about it can result in chronic low back pain.
Lack of an Exercise Program:
Lack of a good exercise program can cause the "core," low back muscles, and gluteus muscles to become weak, inactive, and atrophy. Bad posture habits can cause the muscles of the low back to tighten, and the spinal joints in the low back to lock up or become restricted. A good place to start is a walking program and then progress from there. Almost everyone can walk 20-30 minutes a day.
Poor Dietary Habits:
Poor dietary choices can lead to chronic inflammation. All of these can increase your sensitivity to pain. We also need to realize low back pain can also be the result of a very serious pathological condition. This is rare, but in this case a medical doctor or specialist should be consulted to find low back pain relief.
What We Can Do For You:
If you are searching for low back pain relief in Indianapolis; we can help you get on the road to recovery.
The doctors at Pain Relief Chiropractic will listen to your problem, do an exam to figure out why you are in pain, and then discuss the findings and your options with you. A personalized relief care treatment plan will be constructed by the doctor for you.
In our office low back pain is treated with chiropractic adjustments (manipulation), acute care management, low back rehabilitation, posture advice.
We will work with you to help you achieve low back pain relief.
What you can expect is a short term treatment designed to get you feeling better and back to work/school/sport as quickly as possible.
This is not an all-inclusive list for the sake of this website. Depending on the type and severity of your issue you may or may not need require of these treatments.