Lower back pain strikes 80% of adults at least once in their lifetime. For 20% of them, a single bout of back pain turns into a chronic, debilitating problem. At Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center, Kenneth Haywood, DC, specializes in helping people overcome lower back pain with effective chiropractic and integrative treatments. If you’re ready to do away with the pain and get back to an active lifestyle, call the office in Friendswood, Texas, or book an appointment online today.
Back pain often begins when you pull a muscle, a common problem that can happen after lifting something heavy, falling, or during athletic activities. Sometimes back pain develops gradually when you frequently repeat the same movements.
As you get older, everyday activities start to take a toll on your lower back, which bears the weight of your upper body. The spinal structures also go through normal degenerative changes. These problems lead to spine problems that cause lower back pain, such as:
The conditions in this list frequently pinch spinal nerves, a condition called radiculopathy.
Lower back pain usually causes stiffness and limits your mobility. If you have a pinched nerve, you may also experience symptoms like pain and tingling that travel along the nerve, going down into your legs and feet.
Sciatica, one of the best-known types of radiculopathy, occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched. In addition to lower back pain, sciatica causes sudden, debilitating pain that shoots down one leg. In severe cases, radiculopathy can lead to weakened muscles in your legs and feet.
During your initial visit at Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center, your provider does a comprehensive physical exam. They ask about your symptoms, when your pain started, and if certain activities make the pain worse.
Once they determine the source of your pain, they can create a customized treatment plan. Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center draws from many chiropractic techniques and alternative therapies to relieve your lower back pain and improve your ability to move and function.
These are a few examples of the treatments you may receive:
Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center can develop an exercise regimen you can follow at home to keep strengthening your back. Many patients also benefit from nutrition counseling that ensures they get the vitamins and minerals needed to heal.
You can get relief from lower back pain at Forever Well Chiropractic Whole Body Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking feature today.