Lower back pain is one of the most debilitating issues worldwide, leading to a significant number of disability cases affecting young adults and workplace productivity. Lower back pain does not discriminate – it affects both the children and the elderly. Lower back pain one of the most common and important issues we address at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center in Scottsdale. Our chiropractor works with patients to identify and treat the root causes of their lower back pain.
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
- Tingling sensation
- Prolonged pain that worsens with activity
- Numbness in legs or groin
- Pain that worsens with prolonged sitting
- Aching muscles
- A persistent ache
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Injuries resulting from muscle sprains, poor posture, and heavy lifting often contribute to lower back pain. Other common causes of lower back pain include:
Scoliosis or deformity: This is a disorder that leads to an abnormal curvature of the spinal cord. This deformity may culminate in lower back pain if the breakdown of facet joints and discs occur.
Spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal where the nerve roots are located can lead to lower back pain. This spinal narrowing can occur at one or multiple levels of the lower back.
Osteoarthritis: When the discs and the facet joint begin to wear down, it results in friction and pressure on root nerves. Excessive pressure on nerves can lead to inflammation, loss of mobility, and pain.
Compression fracture: Sometimes, when a cylindrical vertebra fractures, the bone caves on itself, causing sharp pain. This fracture mostly affects people with weakened bones, such as the elderly.
Diagnosing Lower Back Pain
Establishing the underlying cause of back pain requires an accurate diagnosis that offers our chiropractor guidance during treatment. Before starting any given treatment of the lower back, you should share precise information regarding their symptoms and medical history. Other diagnostic inquiries include:
Injuries: Our chiropractor will ask you about any recent injuries, and if he/she had injuries in the past.
Posture: We will ask you about the position or posture in which you feel most comfortable. Do you prefer sitting in an upright position or slouching?
Sleeping habits: Our chiropractor will ask you about the amount and the quality of sleep you are getting.
Thorough answers to all these inquiries will provide a clear picture of daily patient life, which will make it easier for our chiropractor to identify what is causing your lower back pain.
Lower Back Pain Treatment
Our chiropractor will begin by learning about your health history to understand the severity of your injury. After that, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to identify any abnormalities that may be contributing to your lower back pain. This information will be used to create a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs.
Visit Our Chiropractor Today
At Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Healing Center, our chiropractor has years of experience treating the lower back pain of Scottsdale residents. For more information about lower back pain treatment or to schedule an appointment, call us at (480) 585-5577.