Chiropractic Therapy for Lower Back Pain in Salt Lake City and West Valley City, UT
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 City, UT, offers chiropractic adjustments for your back, specially tailored to treat nagging pain in the lower back that may be interfering with your ability to work, play sport, bend, or twist. Our accessible clinic is also open to patients from Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
- 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, we also conduct a thorough physical examination to fully understand the nature of your lower back pain and its possible causes. We also determine your range of motion through flexion tests. Depending on the severity of your pain and to rule out some underlying causes, we may advise that you undergo imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans or MRIs.
The goal of these pre-treatment checks is to test the musculoskeletal structures for irregularities, as they are often the source of lower back pain. We can then recommend alternative treatment that promotes natural and fast healing.
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 can reduce the need to take medications or undergo invasive back surgery to improve your condition. Our chiropractors in West Valley City and Salt Lake City will customize a holistic wellness plan to treat the underlying cause of the pain.
You can do something to stop lower back pain. Call 801-252-5809 today to book an appointment.