Lower back pain is a widespread condition that many people worldwide suffer from either acutely (short term) or chronically (long term). Luckily, if you are a resident of the Lafayette, CA, area, then Dr. Raphael Rettner is on hand to provide proactive, holistic care uniquely suited to your needs.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain occurs in the lower half of your back (starting from the costal region) to your upper thighs, which may or may not include leg pain. The causes may include:
- Injuries to the musculoskeletal system
- Sprains and strains
- Poor posture
- Disc degeneration or herniated discs
- Degenerative disorders like spondylosis
- Inflammatory conditions like arthritis
- Underlying diseases or conditions that need further investigation
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing lower back pain. There is also non-specific or mechanical lower back pain where your back pain cannot be attributed to any specific pathology or causation. This is why Dr. Rettner, serving the community of Lafayette, CA, will first examine you thoroughly to establish the root cause of your lower back pain before offering a treatment protocol.
Treating Lower Back Pain
There are several options for treating lower back pain when consulting a chiropractor like Dr. Rettner. Depending on your assessment results and subsequent diagnosis, the first step is usually to provide pain relief through spinal manipulations and adjustments. This allows your chiropractor to activate the body’s natural healing systems and reduce any interference to the nervous system. Other treatments that are effective for lower back pain and proactive musculoskeletal care include:
- Activator adjustments
- Postural correction using the fascial alignment stretch technique
- Gentle chiropractic adjustments using non-force techniques like the spinal encephalo technique
- Using applied trigger points to relieve muscle spasms
Suppose you regularly experience acute lower back pain. In that case, a holistic approach, including chiropractic care, regular stretching, and a healthy and balanced lifestyle, often helps reduce or remove the symptoms of lower back pain that you may experience from time to time.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
Chiropractors are in the business of caring for your spine and musculoskeletal system. Through non-invasive techniques, they can reduce or remove your lower pain, which reduces your need for OTC pain medications. Chiropractic techniques may prevent you from needing invasive treatments like surgery while improving your overall quality of life.
Chiropractic care can be preventative and also integrates well with other health care practices, treating your whole self and not only small parts of you.
If you are a Lafayette, CA, resident suffering from lower back pain, take control of your health and contact Dr. Rettner at 925-962-9160 to book an appointment today.