Eighty percent of adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and most of the time the cause has to do with the soft tissues in your lower back. Lumbar strains and sprains, or stretching injuries to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in your lower back, are the most common causes of lower back pain. They cause inflammation in the lower back, which leads to back spasms.
Lumbar strains can be caused by:
Most lower back pain is acute which only lasts from a few days to a few weeks. It is considered chronic when the pain carries on for more than three months and outlasts the normal healing process. If you have chronic lower back pain, several conditions could be responsible, including:
If you suspect you have one of these chronic conditions, schedule a consultation at Synergy Medical LLC to receive expert diagnosis and learn about treatment options.
Spinal manipulation and mobilization are used to treat lower back pain. Drs. Cooper use gentle correction methods and have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. Several new, safe, and effective methods include:
In addition to spinal correction, massage therapy can also help with lower back pain, especially when combined with exercise and stretching. If you have questions about chiropractic treatment for lower back pain, make an appointment at Synergy Medical today.
Intense, sharp pain radiating down the sciatic nerve, which travels from the lower back all the way down to the toes, is known as sciatica. Because permanent damage can occur, its important to determine what is causing the pressure on the sciatic nerve. There are several different types of causes, including:
Proper treatment of sciatica is imperative and dependant on the most accurate diagnosis. Our Expert Clinicians at Synergy Medical will utilize X-rays and/or MRI’s in an effort to have a clear picture of your condition. Additionally, your history, mechanism of injury, and detailed examination findings will provide our team with the information necessary to properly diagnose your condition.
Our Sciatica treatment options may include:
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