Low Back Pain Treatment In Eau Claire WI
Suffering from low back pain can make everyday life difficult, impeding everything from work and social activities to sleep. When it first develops, low back pain can seem manageable or not that serious, but as time goes on, if left untreated, this pain typically worsens. Depending on the cause of your low back pain, there may be very little that a medical doctor can do except to cover up the symptoms with medications or perform risky surgeries.
Chiropractic care at ClearWater in Eau Claire WI targets the musculoskeletal cause of your low back pain to relieve it instead of masking it with medication. This provides long-term relief without the risks and side effects of medications or surgery.
Diagnosis & Causes
Low back pain is a symptom that presents from a variety of different conditions and requires diagnosis before any kind of treatment, including chiropractic. In your initial visit with Dr. Flood, your symptoms and injury will be assessed with orthopedic and neurological tests along with on-site x-rays and any other tests that might be needed to accurately diagnosis your low back pain. It’s often the case that the low back pain is only one of several symptoms that can give Dr. Flood an idea of what the root issue is. Other symptoms may include numbness, tingling, or shooting pains due to pressure on the nerves of the spine, as well as restricted range of motion and inflammation.
Causes of musculoskeletal, low back pain can vary and while some are the result of injuries, others are acquired over time through regular wear and tear. Lumbar strains, scoliosis, and herniated discs are a few of the most common causes of low back pain. While some more severe cases may require surgery or medication to manage the pain, chiropractic care is still an important part of that process to ensure that the back can heal properly and the pain relief is long term. Whether the injury is old or new, chiropractic care has been shown to give effective relief and recovery from back pain.
Low Back Pain Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments for low back pain aim to properly align the spine to allow the body’s natural healing to take place. Without proper alignment, the spine tries to heal the tissue but is impeded by pressure on the nerves and inflammation.
While not the root cause of most low back pain, the issue can be exacerbated by poor diet or weight problems. Some foods, especially those that are high in sugar or saturated fats, can cause inflammation that negatively effects spine health and causes more pain. In addition to foods you should avoid, there are many nutrients that your body needs to maintain spine health. At ClearWater Chiropractic we take a well-rounded approach to your low back pain to make sure you have an effective recovery that lasts.