What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain has become an epidemic in Canada. In just six months, about five in 10 Canadians will experience lower back pain and as much as 85 percent of working professionals will experience lower back pain during their lifetime. Lower back pain can make work challenging, to say the least; it can even result in time off that you can’t afford to take.
Taking pain relievers will only temporarily alleviate symptoms but it won’t fix the underlying problem. This is where the chiropractors at Newmarket Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic can help.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Our chiropractic team has over 25 years of experience in treating lower back pain, as well as neck and arm pain and sports-related injuries in Ontario. We provide non-invasive, drug-free ways to treat a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems to help you lead a pain-free life. There are many reasons you may be experiencing lower back pain including,
- Being overweight or obese
- Leading a sedentary lifestyle
- Poor posture
- Heavy lifting or improper lifting technique
- Strains and sprains
- Sports-related back injuries
Conditions that can lead to lower back pain include,
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Facet or sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Compression fracture
- Spinal trauma
Our chiropractors have the tools to be able to diagnose your back pain and determine the cause. From there we can create a custom treatment plan. While there are some conditions that may not be right for chiropractic care, most conditions and problems that cause lower back pain can be treated by our chiropractors.
How We Can Help
If you’ve been dealing with intense, radiating pain or if you notice weakness or numbness in your legs that accompany your pain and these symptoms have been occurring for more than one week then it’s time to contact our chiropractic team.
Through routine chiropractic manipulation techniques and treatments, we can improve the alignment of the muscles, ligaments, tendon and spinal discs of the lower back, increase blood flow, and restore spinal and joint movements all while reducing inflammation and alleviating pain. If you are looking for an effective, non-invasive and drug-free way to get your lower back pain under control a chiropractor may be the right doctor to handle your concerns.