If you have lower back pain, the discomfort can limit your range of motion and impact your daily activities. To prevent the pain from becoming chronic and causing further complications, it is important to seek treatment on time. At South Florida Medical and Wellness Center in Davie, FL, we offer chiropractic care treatments to relieve the discomfort without side effects.

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Causes of Lower Back Pain

There are several common causes of lower back pain. The pain can commonly occur from sprains and strains while playing sports, lifting something heavy, or simply twisting the wrong way. Along with that, spinal misalignment, bulging discs, herniated discs, arthritis, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis can also contribute to lower back pain.

Symptoms and Risk Factors

Back pain can be constant or come and go. You may notice discomfort when you’ve been sitting or standing for a while or pain with movement. The pain can also travel down your buttocks or legs and you may experience stiffness or difficulty bending over. Adults who are over the age of 60, obesity, and a lack of physical activity are all risk factors that can cause lower back pain.

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

When you visit us, our chiropractor will start by determining the root cause of your back. We will perform a physical exam and additional tests, such as an X-ray or an MRI, if needed. We’ll also discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms with you in order to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Some treatments we utilize to treat lower back pain include the following:

Chiropractic Adjustment

Spinal misalignment is a common cause of lower back pain. Our chiropractor will use gentle thrusts and pressure to manipulate your vertebrae and joints back into the proper position. Proper spinal alignment can relieve your pain, increase your range of motion, improve blood flow, and reduce your risk of injury.

Corrective Exercises

Our chiropractor may also recommend corrective exercises. We will teach you the exercises at our facility and then you will continue them at home each day. These exercises can strengthen weak muscles, maintain proper spinal alignment, and improve your flexibility.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice

Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach, which means the treatments focus on the person as a while rather than just treating the symptoms. Our chiropractor may recommend nutritional supplements or dietary changes to help you reach your health goals. Along with that, we might suggest lifestyle changes, including an exercise regimen or improved ergonomics.

Additional Therapies and Techniques

We also offer complementary therapies, such as massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, myofascial release, and spinal decompression. The therapies are sometimes combined with other treatments to help you heal faster.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you have back pain that is affecting your quality of life, let our team at South Florida Medical and Wellness Center in Davie, FL, help. We provide chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and complementary therapies, which can help alleviate lower back pain without surgery or medication. To learn about our treatments or to schedule an appointment, call us at (954) 252-3339 today.