Lower Back Pain Specialist in Waterford, MI
While back pain can affect any area of the back, one of the most common complaints many people suffer from is lower back pain.
The lower back refers to the lumbar region of the spine. This complex collection of vertebrae, muscles, tendons, and ligaments is responsible for supporting the entirety of your upper body weight while simultaneously allowing you to bend and flex for everyday activities. The immense weight and pressure on this area make it prone to injury from overextension or overuse.
Due to the location and function of the lumber spine, injury or pain in the lower back can cause secondary pain and injury to the connected areas including your pelvis legs, and feet.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
The most common cause of lower back pain is soft tissue damage in the form of torn muscles or sprained ligaments.
The inflammation that occurs around the injury site can immobilize the area causing stiffness and pain.
These injuries often occur from lifting objects that are too heavy or using poor lifting technique. Sudden twisting movements or falls can also cause sprains and strains.
Other causes for lower back pain included herniated lumber discs in which the gel-like center of the disc protrudes through the outer layer, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis among others.
Treating Lower Back Pain
Treating lower back pain as soon as possible minimizes the severity of the damage to the area. At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, we have lower back pain specialists that can develop and personalized treatment program for you to alleviate your lower back pain and treat the source.
Some of the treatments we may recommend include heat and ice therapy for pain relief, manual spinal manipulation, spinal traction to decompress the spine, or Kennedy Neural flex non-surgical spinal decompression.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?