Low back pain is one of the top reported reasons for suffering long term disability and chronic pain. With more than 65 million people in the U.S. reporting at least one incidence of back pain in their lifetime, low back pain is a very common issue. Unfortunately, because of the general symptoms that sufferers experience it can be ambiguous and hard to properly diagnose and treat low back pain. When dealing with low back pain, it is always best to seek medical care early from a healthcare provider that focuses on holistically healing and restoring balance, such as a chiropractor.
Causes of Low Back Pain
The low back, or lumbar spine, is complex. This can make it hard to pinpoint an exact cause. Here are some of the most common underlying issues that can occur singularly or in combination with others.
- Degeneration of any vertebral joints causing a narrowing of space for local nerves and the spinal cord
- Herniated discs that can also put unnecessary pressure on neural tissues
- Spine misalignment secondary to underlying issues like kyphosis, scoliosis, or lordosis OR from poor posture, injury, or poor movement patterns
- Ligament strains or muscles strains secondary to a weak core, lifting too heavy, reaching, poor posture, and poor mechanics with daily activities
- Chronic illness/health problems such as cancer, fibromyalgia, infection, and obesity
What symptoms are experienced with low back pain can vary greatly from person to person. Plus, it depends on which tissues are actually affected. Muscle weakness, stiffness, dull aching, shooting pain, inflammation, tingling, and numbness are all possible symptoms.
Low Back Pain and Spine Alignment
While there are many different causes of low back, often the underlying root cause is secondary to spine alignment. With spine misalignment, nerve flow is compromised and affects neural tissue health and it’s capacity to function normally without pain or other symptoms. Spine misalignment directly affects the tissue health of the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and nerves while also affecting full body function because of its effects on the central nervous system (aka spinal cord and brain).
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is the best option out there for addressing spine misalignment. CBP care is a holistic, non-invasive, and research based approach that can help restore back health at its source. With proper nerve energy, the spine can function in balance to manage and minimize symptoms of low back pain.
Tackle Your Low Back Pain with CBP Care
Sick of suffering from chronic symptoms or want to prevent your low back pain from getting severe or chronic in nature? Find a CBP care provider in your area. They will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your symptoms and specific spine dysfunction so that you can feel your absolute best. A life free of pain, or better managed pain, will help you thrive in it.