At Baca Chiropractic Services in Solomons, MD, our chiropractor often helps patients who suffer from lower back pain. Since this condition is so common, we frequently get questions regarding it. Below are some of them answered by our Calvert County chiropractor.
What Are the Symptoms Of Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is often described by patients as a burning, tingling, or numbing sensation which can radiate throughout the entire lower extremity. People who suffer from this condition are often unable to perform activities such as squatting, bending, or lifting.
How Do Lower Back Injuries Occur?
Everyone has a disc between each vertebra in the spine. This disc allows for some movement and cushioning between the bones of the spine. It's common for lower back injuries to happen when the spine is twisted or bent. This can cause the disc to bulge or herniate, which then leads to pain and swelling in the area. More specifically, auto accidents and sports injuries are two common causes of lower back injuries. These injuries can occur when a person is involved in an accident and/or by someone who participates in sports that involve high-impact exercises, such as football or weightlifting.
Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Sit?
Sitting is one of the most common causes of lower back pain. Sitting for long periods can cause a disc in your spine to herniate. We always recommend getting up for at least five minutes every hour, especially if you have a desk job. Here are some other tips to avoid lower back pain when you sit.
- Keep your spine as straight as possible.
- Don't slouch over or lean forward.
- Keep your feet should be flat on the floor, shoulders back, and elbows at a 90-degree angle.
How Can A Chiropractor Help With Lower Back Pain Treatment?
Chiropractic care can help with lower back pain by reducing the inflammation and irritation of the nerves in your spine. When you have a disc herniation, it is possible to cause further damage to the sciatic nerve that runs down your leg. We will evaluate your spine to see if you have any other issues that we can help with. If you do, chiropractic care can relieve your pain by realigning your spine and removing pressure from the nerves.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Lower Back Pain Treatment in Solomons, MD, supporting Calvert County and St. Mary’s County.
If you are suffering from lower back pain, contact Baca Chiropractic Services. We can help you reduce your pain and get back to living a normal life. Lower back pain can be debilitating and you don't have to suffer any longer. Call us today at (301) 247-4723 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.