Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain may be linked to injury or medical conditions that affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, discs, or nerves surrounding the lower or lumbar spine. Pain can become chronic if it lasts longer than 3 months. Safe and effective chiropractic techniques can be performed at Meek Chiropractic in Springfield, MO, to improve pain and inflammation.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
- Accident or fall
- Sports injury
- Poor posture
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Nerve compression in the lower spine
- Muscle sprain or strain, e.g., from obesity or lifting heavy objects
- Repeated bending or twisting at work
Symptoms of Pain in the Lower Back
- Sharp or stabbing pain
- Dull, aching pain
- Pain radiates to buttocks, leg, or feet
- Pain worsens with prolonged sitting
Diagnosing Pain in the Lower Back
The chiropractor at Meek Chiropractic, in Springfield, will first diagnose the cause of the pain before recommending an appropriate treatment plan. A physical examination will be performed in addition to tests to check flexibility, range of motion, and pain points. An x-ray may also be done to review images of the musculoskeletal or soft tissues.
How our Chiropractor Will Evaluate and Treat Your Pain
During the evaluation, you will be asked questions concerning your diet, sleep, posture, and work activities. Chiropractic adjustment such as spinal manipulation and spinal decompression are common non-medical treatments performed. They can effectively realign the lumbar spine and pelvis, reduce nerve compression and pain, and improve mobility. Therapeutic massages, myofascial release, and Kinesio taping are other chiropractic techniques for treating lower back pain.
Call to make a consultation
Our licensed chiropractor at Meek Chiropractic in Springfield, MO, has years of expertise relieving pain in the lower back. Chiropractic care provides long-term pain relief and prevents surgery compared to traditional treatment with opioid painkillers or steroids. Call (417) 887-0340 to book a consultation.