Chiropractor for lower back pain
Lower back pain
A burden on patients, families and communities
Chronic lower back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions causing disability and absence from work worldwide. This affects the patient, their family and can place a financial burden on the wider community.
Studies suggest that approximately 80% of individuals will experience it at least once in their lifetime. This condition can occur at any age, although it becomes more common as people get older. The severity and duration can vary widely, ranging from mild discomfort that resolves within a few days to chronic pain that persists for months or even years.
Lower back pain causes and risk factors
There are various factors that contribute to the development of lower back pain. These can include poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, muscle strain or injury, herniated discs, spinal abnormalities (e.g. scoliosis), and certain medical conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Additionally, psychological factors like stress and depression can also contribute to the onset or exacerbation of severe lower back pain. There can be nerve root involvement or not.
In women, it often presents as a result of pelvis imbalances due to pregnancy; but it can be also attributed to instability of the lumbar spine, core muscles weakness, herniated disks, degenerative or autoimmune diseases.
Occupational factors also play a significant role in the prevalence of lower back pain. Jobs that involve heavy lifting, repetitive motions, or prolonged sitting without proper ergonomics are more likely to contribute to back pain issues. Furthermore, lack of exercise, inadequate core strength, and improper body mechanics can increase the risk of developing lower back pain.
Impact on quality of life
Lower back pain can significantly impact an individual's quality of life, limiting their ability to perform daily activities and affecting their overall well-being. It can cause physical discomfort, sleep disturbances, and emotional distress. Additionally, the economic burden associated with lower back pain is substantial, including healthcare costs, lost work productivity, and disability claims.
Fortunately, many cases of lower back pain can be effectively managed through conservative treatments such as rest, exercise, and chiropractic care. In more severe or chronic cases, additional interventions like prescription medications, or surgery may be necessary.
Prevention strategies can also play a vital role in reducing the incidence of lower back pain. Maintaining a healthy weight, practicing good posture, engaging in regular exercise, using proper lifting techniques, and implementing ergonomic adjustments in the workplace can all contribute to preventing or minimizing lower back pain.
In addition to all this, the patient may experience anxiety, stress or depression, locking him/her into a vicious cycle of inactivity which naturally leads to more pain and wrong nutritional choices which - in turn - leads to more inactivity. Chiropractic care is an effective, natural, safe way to manage chronic lower back pain without the use of medication. Results are scientifically proven.
Chiropractor for severe lower back pain
We are spine specialists, highly skilled to identify and diagnose what is the real cause of you low back pain. Our methods and techniques vary according to patient's preferences and needs. I have to say, about 7 out of 10 patients are lower back pain patients.
In order to diagnose you correctly, chiropractors perform a thorough full medical history during the first consultation. Information related to your presentation will be collected, alongside with information on past traumas, road traffic accidents, surgeries/hospitalisations, your daily lifestyle, your diet, smoking and drinking, and many other precious data which unavoidably relates to your currnet situation. Then, a physical examination is performed where different orthopaedic/functional/neurological tests are carried out.
According to the results of the consultation, chiropractors are able to formulate a diagnosis and a plan of action. It's always up to the patient to decide then what to do.
Chiropractic is a safe, natural way to break and reverse the same vicious cycle that forced you to be inactive because of your lower back pain. Once the pain is gone and you feel better, you will be more prone to be more active and feel even more better. At the end of the day, it is a matter of quality of life, and we are here to serve you achieving your full potential not only as a body, but as a human being.
Here are a few articles on PubMed you might find useful:
Effectiveness, costs and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care and physiotherapy compared with information and advice in the treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
If you are suffering with severe lower back pain, click here or call 01305602314 and we will conduct a thorough examination to understand how chiropractic can help you.
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