Low Back Pain

Pain in the lower back can stem from a variety of causes, but the bottom line is, low back pain can keep you from doing what you need to do – and what you want to do!

Common low back pain causes include:

  • Trauma

  • Degeneration

  • Bulging discs

Traumas such as car accidents or falls are obvious, but overstretching, lifting something too heavy or lifting something improperly, which can pull spinal structures out of alignment. Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis may result in bone spurs or deterioration of the discs, which should cushion the vertebra. When discs “bulge”, the pulpy insides leak and press outward, applying pressure to nearby nerves. When any of these cause irritation of the sciatic nerve, low back pain associated with sciatica is the result.

While the body is amazingly adaptable, learning to compensate for many, many traumas and incidents over a lifetime, when it reaches its limit, it tells you in the only way it can: with pain. Using pain relievers to stop the pain is like turning off the smoke detector – without putting out the fire! Chiropractic care is a natural approach that addresses the underlying cause of the pain.

There is no magic cure for lower back pain. The traditional medical approach to low back pain is to treat the symptoms with pain relievers. If you don’t feel pain, that’s all that matters, right? Wrong. Masking the pain gives you an artificial sense of well-being and can cause you to further strain your back. Not only that, but pain medications, even aspirin, have serious possible side effects and drug interaction issues. Exercises for lower back pain are risky because they overwork areas that are already strained. Surgery involves permanent removal of bones or fusing together of bones in the back. And none of these treatments do anything to help correct the underlying cause of the pain!

Healing lower back pain depends upon addressing the underlying cause of the pain, rather than just treating the symptoms. Contact Synergy Chiropractic Winfield, today, to schedule an appointment!

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