Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is one of the most challenging types of pain one can experience. That’s why our team at Palmer Chiropractic Center in Lynchburg and Altavista is dedicated to providing the care our patients need to naturally alleviate their lower back pain and prevent it from reoccurring. We will work with you to diagnose the root cause and provide a personalized treatment plan for your unique needs.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Various conditions can cause lower back pain. Many of the causes of back pain feel like they are beyond our control, but the truth is that some lifestyle changes and treatment sessions can often make a significant difference. Your job may be a substantial contributing factor to your pain. For example, poor posture is often linked to back pain, which can be linked to work if you sit at a desk for much of the day. An acute injury can also cause significant pain. Perhaps you are suffering from low back pain due to a car accident or because you tried to lift something heavy. No matter the cause of your pain, chiropractic care can help.
Typical Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
The symptoms of lower back pain are not always as clear-cut as they may seem. For example, the pain may be dull or achy. You may also experience stinging, burning, or muscle spasms. The symptoms may worsen after you have been sitting or standing for long periods of time.
How to Diagnose Lower Back Pain
Our chiropractor uses a variety of tools and techniques to diagnose your condition. First, our chiropractor will provide a thorough assessment of your symptoms and medical history. We will also conduct a physical exam that tests your range of motion and reflexes. Our chiropractor may also perform a neurologic exam and palpitations. Sometimes we may require diagnostic imaging tests, like x-rays or MRIs, for a full assessment.
How to Treat Your Lower Back Injury
Our chiropractor uses a variety of techniques to treat low back injuries. Manual manipulation is one of the most common techniques. Manipulation improves your mobility and reduces stiffness, allowing you to feel comfortable in your movements. Often, the manipulation sessions involve several controlled thrusts to the back. Stretching is essential for recovery and injury prevention. With a proper stretching routine, you can improve your range of motion as well. Our chiropractor may also recommend strengthening exercises for your back muscles. Improving muscle strength is a great way to correct muscular imbalances that contribute to injuries.
Contact Us for Lower Back Pain Treatment in Lynchburg or Altavista, VA
Our team at Palmer Chiropractic Center can help you throughout your recovery. We will continually adjust your treatment plan to better cater to your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation at our Lynchburg and Altavista location or to learn more about how our chiropractic services can benefit you.