You might be one of the millions of US adults affected by acute or chronic lower back pain, but it does not mean your only solution is habit-forming drugs or back surgery. Treatment from our chiropractor in Milldale, CT, is a natural pain relief alternative that works. Patients treated at Grant Chiropractic Health Center, LLC, are usually surprised at how gently realigning the lower back (lumbar) spine gets rid of disabling pain and other symptoms they thought would never go away.
What Causes Low Back Pain?
Chronic pain is usually a sign that something is wrong with the central nervous system, which controls every function of the body, including pain signals. Pain can also result from muscle strains or spinal injuries due to a fall, auto accident, or sports accident. In other cases, when the spine is misaligned or a nerve is pinched. Other causes are repeated bending and twisting at work, poor posture, sitting for long periods, excessive weight on the lower spine, and medical conditions such as:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bulging or herniated disc (slipped disc)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Facet joint osteoarthritis
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Low Back Pain Symptoms
Your pain may be mild to severe or just an annoying and persistent ache. The intensity of the pain can be dull or sharp. Some patients complain of a burning sensation, or sciatica symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Other symptoms are muscle spasms, stiffness, and difficulty walking or bending.
Lower Back Pain Treatment Chiropractor in Milldale, CT
Our chiropractic physician, Dr. Daniel Ragozzine, will do a physical exam to test for things like range of motion and pain when flexing the spine. You may need an X-ray, MRI, or CAT scan for us to make a proper diagnosis. We can then proceed with realigning your vertebral column using safe spinal adjustments or decompression treatment.
Adjustments provide a range of benefits, including reduced pain and inflammation, improved nervous system function, increased range of motion, muscle flexibility, and strength. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy involves the application of motorized traction to the lower spine. It is useful for restoring a herniated or bulging disc and taking pressure off of a pinched nerve.
We may perform massage therapy or electric stimulation before or after an adjustment or decompression therapy. This helps loosen up soft tissues and improve the overall results. Our chiropractor also encourages patients to follow a nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle plan to minimize the risk of further pain.
Treat Your Pain to Relief that Lasts
Don’t let back pain get the better of you when long-term relief is available at Grant Chiropractic Health Center, LLC. Schedule an appointment today. Call 860-620-9523. Serving Milldale, CT, and the nearby communities.