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Posted on 05-16-2017

Lower Back Pain 101

If you have lower back pain, chances are that it is causing disruption in your life. Fresno chiropractors like Dr. Thomas Potigian of Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center can help. But what is a lower back pain other than painful?lower back pain relief from your chiropractor in fresno

Causes

The lower back is a complex set of muscles, nerves, and bones. It is responsible for a large range of motion in the lower body, and when something goes wrong here, it can profoundly affect your life. The most common causes of lower back pain are:

  • Muscle strain or ligament sprain
  • Disc problems such as herniated discs or degenerative disc disease
  • Joint dysfunction where bones are out of alignment
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Long-term deformity of the spine putting pressure on weaker structures

Symptoms

Lower back pain comes in two basic forms. The most common are caused by mechanical pain and might feel like a throbbing pain when you are still and like you are being stabbed in the back when you are moving. The second kind of pain is caused by damage to or compression of the nerves. This might feel like electric, burning, or sharp pain, sometimes with weakness or numbness. This kind of pain is usually found only on one side.

Treatment

Treatment for lower back pain can depend on how you got injured. Acute muscle strains and other similar injuries often heal best by resting them. A chiropractor can help you determine when you should be resting and if there are any lasting effects that need to be treated.

Long-term back pain should be evaluated by professionals like Fresno chiropractor Dr. Thomas Potigian. It may need adjustment, rest, or self-treatment like avoiding certain activities or moving a different way when exercising. You can not only get an adjustment from your friendly Fresno chiropractic center, you can also get all sorts of advice for managing, living with, and curing your pain at home.

Call Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center Today!

If your back pain is getting in the way of your daily life, then it might be time to call your Fresno chiro at Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center at (559) 454-1000. Or, comments are always welcome below. Do you have experience with lower back pain treatment?

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