Lower Back Pain Treatment From Centennial Chiropractic Clinic
The licensed chiropractor at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic, in Springfield, is passionate about freeing patients from acute, chronic, or debilitating lower back pain. The Clinic provides a variety of chiropractic care therapies to optimize treatment results. These non-invasive, drug-free techniques have proven effective in providing long-lasting pain relief and reducing the risk of lumbar surgery.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
The lower or lumbar spine, with its interconnecting muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, and nerves, is a remarkable and flexible structure that supports the upper body and facilitate movements of the mid and lower body. This same flexibility, however, makes the lower spine vulnerable to injury, damage, and pain. Common injuries stem from:
- Auto accident injury
- Lifting heavy objects
- Sports injury
- Poor posture
- Workplace injury, e.g., repetitive bending or twisting
- Muscle sprains, strains, or tears, e.g., during exercise
The following are medical conditions commonly associated with pain in the lower back. They include degenerative disc disease (DDD), a set of conditions that affect the spinal discs particularly in individuals over age 30:
- Spinal stenosis
- Bulging or herniated lumbar discs
- Spinal nerve root compression
- Vertebral subluxation or misaligned spinal column
- Obesity or weight gain during pregnancy
- Vertebral compression fractures
Diagnosing Pain in the Lower Back
The chiropractic approach to diagnosing low back pain focuses on finding and treating the root cause of the pain instead of the symptoms. To do this, a complete physical examination and evaluation are done together with imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. Imaging tests can detect abnormalities in the spine such as vertebral misalignment when joints or discs shift out of position.
How Our Chiropractor Treats Lower Back Pain
Treatment for low back pain is tailored based on the underlying cause. Our expert chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Muzzana, may use one or more chiropractic techniques to provide long-term pain relief, improve mobility, and promote healing of soft tissue. These techniques are part of a holistic wellness plan and may include spinal or chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy, massage therapy, and corrective exercises.
Spinal adjustment is especially effective in restoring spinal bones and joints to their proper position. It also corrects herniated or bulging discs and relieves pressure on compressed nerves thereby improving pain and musculoskeletal functions. Massages and exercises help relax and strengthen muscles and aid the healing of injured soft tissue.
Getting Expert Chiropractic Care in Springfield, OR
Persistent or severe low back pain can lead to loss of mobility or disability so early treatment is crucial. Dr. Muzzana of Centennial Chiropractic Clinic, in Springfield, has the requisite training, certification, and years of experience diagnosing and treating pain linked to problems surrounding the lumbar spine. Call (541) 726-6521 today to book an appointment for chiropractic care.