Acute or chronic lower back pain is an ailment that is difficult to ignore. One of the best decisions patients can make to stop the pain and prevent disability is to visit our chiropractors in Castle Rock, CO. Chiropractic care and sports injury treatment at Front Range Sports Medicine is an effective way to address the root cause of pain without using pain killers. Our skilled professionals provide integrative treatment and preventative care to the whole family, including athletes and pregnant moms. The goal is to provide long-term relief and restore mobility.
Lower Back Pain Common Causes and Risk Factors
About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at some point in their life. This may not be surprising considering lifting, bending, playing sports, and so many other body movements involve using the very flexible lower back spine.
Repetitive use injury and degenerative conditions are among the most common causes of pain. Poor posture and an injury from an auto accident or fall may lead to vertebral misalignment or other painful conditions a chiropractor can help treat. They include:
- Spinal stenosis
- Joint inflammation
- Lumbar herniated discs
- Pinched nerve
- Soft tissue strains or sprains
Typical Low Back Pain Symptoms
Symptoms may include a sharp stabbing, dull aching or burning pain accompanied by stiffness. Pain from a pinched lumbar nerve may radiate to the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. Tingling, numbness, or weakness may also occur in the lower extremities. Bending or prolonged sitting may aggravate the symptoms.
Lower Back Pain Treatment by Our Castle Rock Chiropractor
Your comprehensive treatment program may include non-invasive spinal adjustments, flexion-distraction, or rehabilitative therapies. Our chiropractic physicians will do a detailed evaluation and spine exam before recommending the best treatment option.
Spinal adjustment is a conservative method for managing back pain. Our doctors will manually mobilize and realign the bones and joints. Correcting the misalignment takes the pressure off the nerve, discs, and soft tissue. Joint and nervous system functions also improve. Increased nutrient flow to the spine helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Flexion-distraction is a non-invasive technique used to alleviate pain caused by herniated discs. It creates a negative pressure within the discs, thereby allowing the protruding material to retract between the vertebrae.
Other non-drug modalities are therapeutic massages, acupuncture, athletic taping, physiotherapy, and soft tissue mobilization. They reduce pain and inflammation and increase muscle strength.
Return to an Active Lifestyle. Call today!
Our chiropractors, massage therapist, physical therapist, and acupuncturist at Front Range Sports Medicine deliver personalized care in a compassionate setting. Call our Castle Rock location at (303) 688-8855 to book an appointment.