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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

A condition called vertebral subluxation often results in lower back pain and related symptoms. Pain may be mild or severe but could persist to the point where chiropractic treatment may be needed to eliminate the pain. Peterson Chiropractic in West Valley, UT, offers chiropractic adjustments, specially tailored to treat nagging pain in the lower back that may be interfering with your ability to work, play sport, bend, or twist. 

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

When spinal bones and joints shift out of their natural position, they tend to sit and place pressure on soft tissue, e.g., tendons and ligaments, or surrounding nerves and cause pain. Underlying causes of vertebral subluxation are often related to injury, lifestyle habits, or medical conditions. Some common root causes of pain are:

  • Prolonged sitting at work
  • Strains and sprains
  • Slipped or bulging discs 
  • Injury from a vehicular accident or playing sports
  • Lifting heavy objects, e.g., at work
  • Improper form when bending or twisting
  • Pinched lumbar nerve roots 
  • Degenerative disc diseases, e.g., osteoarthritis or sciatica 

Common Pain Symptoms 

  • Reduced range of motion
  • Pain when bending or twisting
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Lower back stiffness
  • Pain is sharp or dull and achy 
  • Pain radiates to the buttock, legs, or feet  

Diagnosing Pain in the Lower Back

In addition to considering your symptoms, a thorough physical examination and range of motion and flexion tests are done to determine the root cause of the pain. Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs may be done to check the musculoskeletal structures for irregularities.   

Treating Pain in the Lower Back with Chiropractic Adjustments 

Chiropractic care involves drug-free treatments. It takes a holistic approach to alleviate acute or chronic pain. Adjustment techniques such as spinal manipulation aim to fix subluxations in the spine and are effective in relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and stimulating natural healing of bones, joints, and tissue.

Our West Valley chiropractor has years of expertise using state-of-the-art tools and techniques to manipulate misaligned parts of the spine back into their proper position. Doing so takes pressure off affected nerves, bulging discs, joints, and soft tissue and stimulates blood and nutrient flow to aid healing. Spinal manipulation may be combined with massage therapies, physical therapy, and stretch exercises to provide optimum pain relief. 

Book an appointment for professional chiropractic therapy 

It is important to treat lower back pain early before it causes reduced mobility or disability. Getting chiropractic adjustments at Peterson Chiropractic, in West Valley, UT, can reduce the need to take medications or undergo invasive back surgery to improve your condition. Instead, our chiropractor will customize a holistic wellness plan to treat the underlying cause of the pain. Call 801-252-5809 today to book an appointment and stop the pain from ruining your life!