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At Capitol Rehab of Crofton, MD, our chiropractor staff believes in the ability of holistic services like chiropractic to alleviate and prevent lower back pain. We get a lot of questions about this common condition and are happy to share our insights!
According to epidemiological studies, about 4 out of 5 people (80%) will have at least one experience over the course of their lives. Lower back often a common problem we treat at our clinic.
Low back pain is often constant, dull, tender, and achy. It can get better or worse depending on the time of day or type of movement, and occasionally may feel sharp, stabbing, or shooting.
Low back pain can also radiate down into the right or left buttocks and leg. This is generally suggestive of referred pain from osteoarthritis or a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine (which can also present with leg numbness, tingling, and weakness).
Certain factors are associated with lower back pain:
Some specific diagnoses we see include muscle spasms, osteoarthritis, disc bulge or herniation, stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, and sciatica.
We advise consulting with a doctor of physical therapy, doctor of chiropractic, or another holistic healthcare professional who can provide natural relief and teach you ways to manage and prevent symptoms. Strategies may include implementing a sustainable exercise and weight loss program, improving your ergonomics, and performing daily at home exercises to strengthen your core and stretch shortened hip and leg muscles, which often contribute to lower back dysfunction.
We provide a variety of drug-free services for lower back pain treatment, including innovative techniques like:
Together, these services will do everything from reducing pain and inflammation, facilitate faster tissue healing, correct spinal joint alignment, relieve pressure on discs and nerves, and increase core strength and endurance.
To schedule a FREE appointment or to learn more about natural back pain relief, contact us at 410-451-3561.