“Oh my aching back!” – Avoiding Lower Back Problems
In North America cities, like Vancouver BC, low back pain is the most common condition seen in patients. Our Vancouver chiropractor is excited to help treat your low back pain. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor along with exercise relieves neck and back pain more effectively than medication. (http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=716460&resultClick=3)
Back pain can range from a dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and can last a few weeks if not treated. Many cases of low back pain are triggered by any combination of the following; muscle strain, stress/tension, overuse and injury to the spinal discs. The causes of low back pain seem to accumulate over time and over multiple small incidents. Muscle strain leads to imbalances in the spinal discs which leads to tension in the muscles and ligaments in the back. This makes injury or re-injury more likely, because after straining muscles, people often move in different ways to avoid using their sore muscles and prevent pain but it cause strain on other muscles. Often our bodies try to fix “our problems” through compensation; but often this fails. “Pain” is our bodies way of telling us “enough is enough, we cant compensate anymore”.
Our Vancouver chiropractor treats low back pain using a variety of techniques. Our chiropractor supplements spinal and neck manipulations with home exercises and stretches, lifestyle modifications and advice on posture and preventative strategies for recurring back pain (ie: custom foot orthotics).
Call to book an appointment with our Vancouver chiropractor today and let’s alleviate back pain!
Also check out the Canadian Chiropractic Associations tips on back health: http://www.chiropracticcanada.ca/en-us/backs-and-health/back-care-tips.aspx