Lower Back Pain Treatment with Our Independence, MO Chiropractor
Dr. Steven Rickman is proud to be a leading Independence chiropractor serving communities. Of all the conditions he evaluates and treats at his facility, lower back pain is one of the most common. In fact, research shows that as many as 80% of us will have low back pain at least once in our lives. Why, exactly, is it so common? How does it present for different individuals? What can be done to treat it?
To learn the answer to these questions, we invite you to keep reading or call Rickman Chiropractic for more information from our friendly staff.
Common Causes & Risk Factors for Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain can occur for a variety of reasons. If you are a senior citizen, a male between the ages of 35 and 55, are overweight, are sedentary, have a physically demanding job, or smoke, you may be more at risk for developing pain in your lower back. Having poor posture, improper body mechanics, poor workplace ergonomics, or even high levels of mental, emotional, and financial stress can contribute to back pain.
Specific underlying causes of back pain include conditions such as:
- Lumbar spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal
- Arthritis, or chronic joint inflammation
- Muscle strain
- Ligament sprain
- Joint subluxation
- Sciatica and nerve impingement
- Disc herniation or disc bulge
Symptom Presentation of Lower Back Pain: Different for Every Patient
No two people with lower back pain should expect to have the exact same experience. For some people, it can be considered a mild nuisance. For others, it may be severely debilitating--indeed, lower back pain is consistently reported as one of the top causes of disability and lost wages within industrialized countries.
The pain itself often feels achy, throbbing, or tender. Other symptoms may present, too, including back stiffness, hip and leg pain, leg weakness and numbness. Many people with lower back pain also report difficulty sleeping, decreased tolerance to physical activity, and an overall hit to their quality of life.
How Chiropractic Care Can Treat & Prevent Lower Back Pain
It's clear that lower back pain can impact virtually every area of your life. But relying on medications and expensive invasive procedures can be problematic for your health and wallet. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be highly effective for the management and treatment of lower back pain.
Our Independence chiropractor utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatments to help your body heal naturally, reduce pain, restore normal mobility, and increase your postural endurance and alignment. Treatments include a variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques (including Diversified, Thompson, Prone, and Activator), along with corrective exercises, massage techniques, postural training, and lifestyle guidance.
Not only do these services naturally relieve your lower back pain and related symptoms, but--by addressing hidden yet contributing factors such as poor posture and muscle imbalances--can also help prevent you from experiencing future episodes of lower back pain in the future.
Schedule a Lower Back Pain Consultation Today
Are you struggling with an acute or chronic bout of lower back pain? Are you looking for a solution to your symptoms that doesn't rely solely on medications or invasive procedures? Call Rickman Chiropractic today in Independence, MO to schedule a FREE initial consultation. Contact us at 816-350-0020. We look forward to serving you and helping you get back on the road to health.