A Natural Treatment for Lower Back Pain
What is Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain can be a truly debilitating condition, limiting mobility and compromising your chances of pursuing a physical career or enjoying active hobbies. If you suffer from lower back pain, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. According to data collected by the World Health Organization, lower back pain has a lifetime prevalence rate of 60-70 percent for people living in developed countries. In the United States, lower back pain is also believed to be the leading cause for job-related disability.
Lower Back Pain Signs and Symptoms
Lower back pain is characterized by acute or long-term pain in the lumbar spine region. However, as a general condition, lower back pain can include everything from short-term stabbing pains in the sacrum to chronic aching pains in the posterior chain. lower back pain is often associated with one or more of the following conditions:
• Long-term muscle strain (e.g. repeated use of poor posture when lifting heavy objects).
• Whiplash or impact trauma.
• Bulging or herniated disc.
General physicians typically treat lower back pain with a prescription for pain medication. While painkillers will help alleviate the symptoms of back pain, long-term use can lead to decreased quality of life and/or high-risk dependence issues. If you want to resolve your lower back pain without relying on pain medication, we recommend getting in touch with an experienced upper cervical chiropractor.
How The Upper Cervical Spine Affects The Lower Back
Unlike traditional chiropractors, upper cervical chiropractors only manipulate the seven uppermost vertebrae in the vertebral column, a region known as the upper cervical spine. Even though the pain is felt in the lower back, Sciatica and lower back pain in general is often caused by an imbalance in the upper cervical spine.
Natural Lower Back Pain Treatment Method
We are focused on removing interferences to normal body function to get to the root cause of the lower back pain. We do not just treat the signs and symptoms. Our goal is to allow the body to heal from the underlying cause of pain in the lower back and thus heal any related health problems.
In order to identify the exact location and angle of any spinal misalignments, we will conduct several objective tests on your upper and lower back. If a misalignment is detected, we take a Cone Beam Cat Scan (CBCT), which is less invasive than a X-Ray, to determine the precise angle and direction of the misaligned vertebra.
Don’t worry, our care does not involve the use of painful twisting or popping techniques. When a misalignment is detected, we will instead perform a series of gentle and precise adjustments on the affected spinal region, relieving pent up tension and encouraging the natural rebalancing of the body’s muscle tone and posture. By correcting misalignments in this region, we do not only ease the immediate symptoms of back pain, but we can also address the underlying causes of pain, stiffness, or discomfort in the lumbar spine.
We provide lower back pain treatment for patients in the Las Vegas and surrounding areas. This includes all of Clark County and neighboring states such as Utah, Arizona and California.