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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Relief

Lower back pain will affect over 80% of the population of the world! There are numerous underlying reasons as to why someone is suffering from lower back pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent option for lower back pain patients. It is very conservative and comprehensive care that has great results with patients that are suffering from lower back pain. Lower back pain may be due to a myriad of underlying conditions such as vertebral subluxations, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, spinal arthritis, bulging discs, herniated discs, extruded discs, neuromuscular imbalances, SI joint dysfunction, lumbar spine sprain/strain injuries, sacro-iliac joint sprain/strains, sports injuries and/or motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Dickason does a thorough evaluation of each patient to determine the underlying cause of each individual patient’s lower back pain. He has digital x-rays on site in order to properly visualize the skeletal structure of his patients, when necessary. Dickason Chiropractic also has a Massage Therapist on staff to help address the muscular component of our lower back pain patients.

Lower back pain is the main reason Dr. Dickason started Chiropractic care as a patient over years ago! He has a great understanding of the biomechanics of the lower back and knows first-hand how debilitating lower back pain can be. Dr. Dickason has personally had bulging discs in his lower back so it is a passion of his to help these patients recover and then become stronger in order to avoid it from happening again!

You may find yourself asking, ‘why do I have so much pain?’ There is an immense amount of stress and weight placed on your lower back. Because of the instability of that part of the spine, it is at a higher risk to injury. Simple tasks can cause irritation and pain in the lower back. This is because the lower back is out of adjustment or the supporting muscles are weakened.

Though the pain may go away on its own, the injury may still remain. The supporting muscles may still be weak and need to be strengthened. How is this done? Seeking professional chiropractic care is in your best interest. Through chiropractic care the weakened muscles can regain strength and alignment. At Dickason Chiropractic we are here to help relieve and properly care for lower back pain.

The Cause of Lower Back Pain

What is the cause of all the pain? Generally speaking, the lower back is a target point for a lot of strain and stress. Though there is also a number of other factors that contribute to lower back pain such as sprained ligaments, strained muscles, ruptured disks, trigger points, and inflamed joints. You do not have to have a major injury to be experiencing lower back pain. It could be everyday activities that trigger pain to start. Life issues including arthritis, obesity, psychological stress, and arthritis as well as medical issues like kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss can be contributing factors to pain as well.

All of these factors can be the source of lower back pain, and it is important to seek professional help because some of these things can become serious if they are not treated. Chiropractors, much like Dr. Dickason at Dickason Chiropractic, are the experts for defining the problem and the cause of lower back pain, and can decide proper treatment. Some of the most common causes of lower back pain that are seen include the following:

Subluxations

Simply defined, a subluxation is a partial dislocation of boned that leaves them misaligned but still in contact with each other. Why does this cause back pain? When there is a disruption in the normal position of the vertebrae, the result is inflammation and pain. A subluxation can cause pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord because it is not positioned properly. What does this mean to you? If you interfere with the nerves, parts of your body will not be able to function properly. In being adjusted regularly with chiropractic care, Dr. Dickason will be able to locate the subluxations and reduce or correct them.

Disc Herniation

Having a disc herniation doesn’t always mean that you are going to have lower back pain. The pain from disc herniation’s can be a source of great pain in other areas of the body. When the herniated disc ruptures and pushes out the nerves surrounding it may become pinched. This can occur suddenly like in a fall, or accident or they can occur gradually over time due to straining on the spinal cord. Due to the pinched nerves caused by a herniation, you may experience severe pain in other areas of your body due to the disrupted nerve signals

Sprains, Strains and Spasms

Sprains, strains, and spasms commonly occur when the muscles are abnormally stretched or torn. These occur most often among the weekend warrior. The muscles you use when the weekend rolls around are different than those you use in everyday use. When experiencing sprains, strains and spasms in your lower back you will feel great pain. But, there is hope weekend warrior. Having these muscles adjusted by Dickason Chiropractic will relieve the pain.

Stress

When you feel stress, your body does too and it has a negative effect.  You have physical symptoms of tension, increased blood pressure and pressure. All of this pressure, tension and stress can result in lower back pain. Relief is simple…relax. It is very important to relieve your stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle and this in turn can relieve lower back pain. Deep breathing, relaxation exercises and regular exercise are ways to relieve lower back pain due to stress.

Chiropractic Treatment of Lower Back Pain

Why go to a chiropractor instead of your doctor? Relief can come from having your lower back adjusted, to re-establish normal motion and position. Chiropractic treatment for lower back pain has been proven to have longer lasting results and is more cost efficient than any other kind of treatment. Pain relievers can temporarily numb the pain, but when that dose runs out where are you? Back to pain. At Dickason Chiropractic in Castle Rock, Colorado we are dedicated to giving you lasting relief that will give lasting results to the weekend warriors, athletes, and anyone who experiences lower back pain. Don’t settle for temporary relief when you can have long lasting results through Dickason Chiropractic.