What Does a Chiropractor Do for Lower Back Pain?
Does your back hurt? Have you ever had lower back pain? Today we’re answering the question, “what does a chiropractor do for lower back pain?”
Many people think of lower back pain as something that “just happens” as they get older, and without even thinking twice about it they take a pain reliever and go about their lives, trying to ignore the pain.
Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lifetimes. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean it’s normal. You are not stuck living with it, although sometimes it may feel that way.
Lower back pain can show up even while doing small, everyday tasks. Just rolling out of bed can be painful. And you’ve probably tried treating your lower back pain. Maybe you’ve gone to the doctor, only to be prescribed medications. Maybe you’ve tried physical therapy, massages, stretches, or even injections. But even though these treatments may (somewhat) work for a little while, the problem always comes back.
Why does your pain keep coming back?
Your pain is coming back because the problem is still there. It never left. These “treatments” are not actually treating the problem at all, but rather just covering up the problem.
Pain isn’t something that should just be covered up, either. Back pain isn’t something that “just happens” as we age and it shouldn’t be ignored.
Your pain is a signal from your body telling you that something is wrong.
Something isn’t working correctly in your body and you need to fix it. One person that can do this for you is a chiropractor that specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics.
What does a chiropractor do for lower back pain?
Chiropractors focus on finding the cause of your problem, so you can get back to life.
Lower back pain is actually a warning of breakdown and a sign that things are not working properly. Lower back pain is usually a sign of a spinal misalignment, which is known medically as a vertebral subluxation.
There’s usually a structural component to your pain, meaning something wrong with how you’re stacking up. Think about how a building is built, first with the foundation, and stacks up from there.
A chiropractor looks to understand how the structures within your body may have shifted or broken down. This breakdown can cause disc injuries, disc herniations, psychiatric problems if there’s spinal disc degeneration or ruptured spinal discs. The cause of the problem may not even be located in the lower back; it maybe somewhere else in the spine but you’re feeling it in your lower back.
You may be having other health problems as well, that you don’t even realize are related to the misalignment in your spine and your lower back pain. This happens when the misalignment puts pressure on the nerves running through your spine, interrupting signals to the rest of your body.
The chiropractor’s job is to find out the cause of the pain or the problem, whether it’s in the lower back or other parts of the spine. They develop a specific plan for each patient to correct the problem.
At Align Wellness Center, we utilize Chiropractic BioPhysics to develop a specific spinal remodeling plan that focuses on finding structural instabilities, changing these instabilities to structural strength so that your spine can hold and you can function optimally.
How does Chiropractic BioPhysics differ from regular chiropractic care?
When considering a chiropractor for back pain, you may be wondering how Chiropractic BioPhysics is different from other chiropractic techniques.
Regular chiropractic care focuses on immediate pain relief. This is great, but it’s not fixing the problem. Chiropractors that specialize in Chiropractic BioPhysics go beyond immediate pain relief, correcting the source of the problem.
Not only will your pain go away, but as your spine begins to stack back up as it should, your body will work better, and other health problems you’ve been having as a result of this will clear up as well.
Lower Back Pain Treatment
Chiropractic BioPhysics uses science. Anatomy, physiology, physics, and geometry all work together to determine the cause of your pain, loss of mobility, or other health issues. Your diagnosis and your treatment plan will both be based on science to fit your specific needs.
When you first come into our office, you’ll get a science-based, thorough exam of your spinal alignment, posture, and function. This may include x-rays so that we’re also able to see what’s going on inside, in addition to examining you from the outside.
Once the root cause for your spinal alignment is determined, you’ll get a specific plan to meet your needs.
The process of rebuilding your structures might include stretches for your lower back, therapy for your lower back, or rehab.
It might be recommended that you take supplements to reduce inflammation that was caused by your structural damage.
Your treatment may also include traction.
What we have found is that treating your symptoms and managing pain is the first step. However, if we leave the structural instability, it’ll become a bigger problem in the future. Just like in your house, if you’re willing to leave the structural instabilities and just take care of cleaning up or patching up the drywall while there’s a leak in your roof, the roof is still going to leak. The structures will continue to break down and you’ll be looking at a problem in the future that’s even worse than the problem you’re facing now.
Chiropractors look to help you get back to life and beyond so that life looks better in the future.
If you or someone you know has lower back pain, get in touch with us to see how we can use our proven technique to determine the source of your problem. Let us help you to work better, feel better, and function better than you thought you could.
Call us today, set up an appointment online, or stop in to see us. Our office is located at 900 Skokie Blvd., Suite 113, Northbrook, IL, 60062.