Dealing with lingering lower back pain is difficult because it can make even the simplest of motions difficult. Walking, standing, and moving can send a shiver of pain through your body, significantly reducing the quality of your life. At MCR Chiropractic, we have 30 years of experience in many Massachusetts communities with chiropractic care for lower back pain relief.
What Causes Sudden Lower Back Pain?
Sudden lower back pain is usually related to an injury or accident. This accident can be a fall, automobile accident, or even a direct impact on your back and spine such as overexertion lifting something. Acute injuries can affect the hard and soft tissues in the spine. Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These tissues can become strained, pulled, or torn. Sudden trauma can also affect the vertebra of your lower back, causing these bones to be shifted and stuck out of alignment creating a possible nerve impingement syndrome.
What Causes Gradual Lower Back Pain?
Gradual lower back pain usually comes from chronic stress to the spine and nervous system or even a systemic disease or condition. Poor posture, which is increasingly common in people who sit at a computer all day for work, is a leading cause of chronic stress to the back or spine. Diseases that can lead to gradual or chronic back pain can include arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, or degenerative disc disease. These conditions typically worsen with age, but a person's condition can also deteriorate more quickly due to an aggravating injury. .
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractic care for lower back pain appeals to many of our patients because it is natural and non-invasive. Rather than masking your pain with prescription medication or resorting to invasive back surgery, our chiropractor will treat the root cause of your discomfort, conservatively. Over time, chiropractic care will relieve your lower back pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process.
When the musculoskeletal system is in alignment, the body is free to move and bend unhindered and pain-free, reducing unnecessary stress or impingement on the joints and tissues. This leads to reducing stress, irritation or inflammation of the nerves of the spine. Our chiropractor may turn to manual manipulation, strengthening exercises, stretching, heat therapy, or massage therapy to restore your body’s natural alignment. Precise techniques and adjustments performed will vary depending on the cause and severity of your pain, but have a significant effect on the function of your back and nervous system.
Lower Back Pain Treatment in MA
If you need lower back pain relief in MA, the chiropractic professionals at MCR Chiropractic are ready to assist you. With 16+ convenient locations in Boston, MA and the surrounding area, we are sure to have a convenient office close to you. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us today or request an appointment online.