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Low Back Pain
Few physical problems can make you feel lower than a case of lower back pain. Whether this pain in your lumbar region is acute or chronic in nature, you may find that you cannot enjoy any of your normal activities, earn a living or even get a full night's sleep. At the same time, however, you may be understandably hesitant about taking strong painkilling drugs or gambling on an invasive procedure such as major back surgery. Our Birmingham chiropractor at Back On Track Chiropractic, Dr. Scott Duca, can provide a safe, effective, all-natural alternative in the form of chiropractic treatment for low back pain.
Every region of the spinal column supports considerable loads while also granting the body stability and freedom of motion. The vertebrae, discs and muscles of the lower back must be especially robust, since they are weighted down by the entire accumulated weight of the trunk, head and upper extremities. As you might imagine, any injury or ailment afflicting this part of the body can cause agonizing pain, stiffness and other problems. Your low back pain may be the result of:
Low back pain can be so severe that many sufferers are willing to go to extremes to stop it. What they don't realize, however, is that in these situations the "cure" can be worse than the disease. Major surgery poses its own problems, including lengthy recuperation and sometimes outright failure. Painkillers can only mute your symptoms for a few hours; meanwhile, the underlying cause remains. Our Birmingham chiropractor can relieve your back pain symptoms at their source by pinpointing the problem and making natural corrections through conservative care.
Chiropractic adjustment is a much safer method than surgery for correcting spinal alignment and relieving nerve compression. By restoring your spine to its proper alignment, we can take the stress off your discs, spinal joints and sciatic nerve roots. If you have suffered soft tissue injuries in your lower back, massage therapy can loosen and soothe the muscles, easing spasms while also boosting blood flow for better healing. Corrective exercises can then help you rehabilitate your lower back or strengthen your back against postural and alignment problems going forward.
Don't let low back pain set limits on your everyday function and quality of life. Call Back On Track chiropractic at 205-623-5782 for an appointment.