There are a broad variety of potential causes for lower back pain. Some of the most common include simple soft tissue agitations like pulled or strained muscles which clear up with the right gentle exercises and rest, avoiding too much strain.
More serious causes include herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, osteoarthritis, or weakened vertebrae caused by age. Back pain can result in a number of debilitating symptoms such as:
Manual manipulation of the spine by a trained chiropractic healthcare professional is one of the most common ways to provide nearly immediate relief from lower back pain resulting from a variety of causes. Of course, no chiropractor will immediately jump to a spinal adjustment.
Rather, they will first conduct a thorough physical examination and a review of the patient’s healthcare history. Through this examination, the doctor will attempt to uncover the root cause of the pain. Only then can a truly specialized course of treatment be developed.
A customized treatment plan could include spinal manipulation, mobilization activities, therapeutic massage, a range of exercises and rehabilitation activities, and potentially diet and lifestyle changes to encourage the body’s natural healing mechanisms to restore the patient to full health once again.
At Baker Chiropractic & Rehab, treatment of patients throughout the Maryville, MO area is focused as much on preventing recurrence as it is treating existing pain. This means that the patient’s course of healing will involve maintaining health as well as regaining a feeling of wellness and relief of pain. A customized treatment plan can be created for you based on your symptoms, history, and overall health.
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