Did you know that lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide? While you might think invasive treatments like surgery are your only means of relief, that’s far from the case. At Total Body Advanced Medicine in San Pedro, California, the integrative pain management specialists offer safe, effective treatments to relieve lower back pain. Request your appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.
Low back pain is exactly what it sounds like: it’s pain that affects your lower back and is one of the most common health problems worldwide.
In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of people will experience low back pain at some time during their lives. In addition, low back pain accounts for billions of dollars in lost productivity every year.
Low back pain can arise for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s the result of a muscle strain or sprain. Other times it occurs due to a slipped or herniated disc, or a more serious musculoskeletal condition like spinal stenosis, or sciatica.
Other common causes of low back pain include pregnancy, high stress and anxiety levels, living a primarily sedentary lifestyle, and practicing poor posture.
Most instances of low back pain improve within 24-48 hours. However, if your symptoms persist even after rest and the use of over-the-counter medications, it’s important to seek a professional opinion.
Left untreated, low back pain can affect your posture and gait, causing increased pain and more serious problems.
Chiropractic care takes an alternative, holistic approach to low back pain. Instead of trying to mask your symptoms with a prescription medication, your Total Body Advanced Medicine provider works to pinpoint and diagnose the underlying cause.
At your initial appointment, your provider performs a thorough physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you a series of questions about your symptoms. If necessary, diagnostic imaging or blood tests may be required to get a better picture of your overall health.
During a chiropractic adjustment, your provider applies light pressure to your vertebrae, joints, and muscles. You may feel some slight popping or cracking, this is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your Total Body Advanced Medicine provider may also recommend regenerative medicine or cold laser therapy.
If chronic low back pain is keeping you from your favorite activities or negatively impacting your job performance, don’t delay seeking treatment. Call or use the online booking tool to request your appointment at Total Body Advanced Medicine today.