If you suffer from lower back pain, you’re not alone: Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Pain medications can be addictive, which is why Meyer Chiropractic in Southlake, Texas, use chiropractic care and other holistic remedies to ease the pain the natural way. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
What is lower back pain?
Pain in your lower back is often debilitating, and may prevent you from exercising or completing essential activities of daily living. Symptoms of lower back pain include:
- Shooting or stabbing pain in your lower back
- Pain that worsens with lifting, walking, bending, or standing
- Pain that improves with reclining
- Muscle aches in your back
- Pain that radiates down your leg
Fortunately, holistic treatments at Meyer Chiropractic often eliminate back pain without medications or invasive back surgery.
What causes lower back pain?
Some people are more prone to low back pain than others. Dr. Meyer aims to address what’s causing back discomfort to determine the appropriate treatment. Various factors lead to low back pain, including:
- Muscle or ligament strains
- Ruptured discs
- Arthritis or intervertebral disc degeneration
- Sports or automobile injuries
- Joint diseases
- Narrowing of the spine
Low back pain is often due to poor posture, heavy lifting, or spinal misalignment. Regular spinal adjustments help eliminate back pain and prevent it from recurring.
How is low back pain treated?
Rather than addictive pain medications or expensive surgeries, Meyer Chiropractic treats low back pain using:
Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine to ease low back pain. Doing so reduces compressed areas within your spine and nerves, corrects poor posture, and eases tension in your back. Dr. Meyer gently places pressure on different areas of your spine to properly adjust it and enhance healing.
The Meyer Chiropractic team may treat your pain with low-tech rehab exercises, which are simple activities that strengthen and stretch your back and spine to ease pain. You might use low-tech equipment, such as resistance bands, during functional rehab sessions.
Stretching is one of the best ways to increase range of motion, enhance healing, and improve posture to ease back pain. Dr. Meyer assists you with stretches and shows you what activities to complete at home.