One of the most common reasons people go to a medical doctor is lower back pain. The back pain becomes so bad it starts to affect them on a daily basis. Whether it is stuff they like to do around the house, things with their family, hobbies, or things they are required to do for work.
Typical responses from medical doctors are to prescribe anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxers. Or they will be sent to a physical therapists office. But let’s take a look at what’s happening to cause this lower back pain.
The movable joints are protecting your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries information from your spine to the rest of your body. When a misalignment occurs, it puts pressure on that system. It can send your body into a panic mode. The muscles in that area “grip up” to support that area of instability. This is what causes the muscle to spasm and cause pain, sometimes making you unable to move.
While the muscle relaxers may reduce the pain temporarily, but the problem is still in there. The body is trying to protect that area with the muscle spasm.
When I see a patient come to me with low back pain, I always start with a chiropractic adjustment to the low back area. This will greatly reduce the pain from the muscle spasms and pinched nerves in this area. Pinched nerves in the low back area also cause other symptoms you may not realize are related. Such as diarrhea, constipation, IBS and acid reflux. It is very important to get a chiropractic adjustment on a regular basis to ensure your lower back is functioning properly. This reduces back pain, it improves digestion and after we start adjusting that lower back area I can find the area of imbalance. I will see where the weak muscle is. Where is the tight spasm muscle?
I help you strengthen the weak muscles and relax and stretch the tight muscles in your back. I show you how to do these stretches so these muscles can come back into balance. This allows the chiropractic adjustments to last a lot longer.