Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems in the United States. It can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical activity level. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help relieve your lower back pain and improve your overall health. At Crawford Family Chiropractic, we provide chiropractic treatment for lower back pain. We have worked with many patients who have struggled with this condition. If you are experiencing lower back pain and live in or around Kingston, Oneida, or Jamestown, contact one of our locations to schedule a consultation.
What is Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is a general term used to describe pain or discomfort in the area of the lower back. The pain can range from mild to severe and may be constant or intermittent. It can also be temporary or chronic. Chronic low back pain is defined as pain that lasts for more than six months. There are many different causes of lower back pain. Some common causes include:
- Muscle strain
- Ligament sprain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint arthritis
- Spinal stenosis
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
The symptoms of lower back pain can vary depending on the cause. However, some common symptoms include:
- Dull, aching pain
- Sharp, stabbing pain
- Pain that radiates down the legs
- Numbness or tingling in the legs
- Weakness in the legs
Diagnosis and Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
One of our chiropractors will ask about your medical history and symptoms. We may also conduct a physical assessment. Imaging tests, such as x-rays, MRIs, or CT scans, may be requested to help diagnose the cause of your back pain.
After a thorough diagnosis, the chiropractor will develop a customized treatment plan specifically for you. The plan may include treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, ice/heat therapy, exercises, and a few lifestyle changes. Adjustments are a common chiropractic treatment used for lower back pain. They help align the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves.
Contact Crawford Family Chiropractic for Lower Back Pain Treatment
If you are experiencing lower back pain, contact Crawford Family Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is a natural and effective treatment to relieve lower back pain and support the healing process. If you or a loved one is suffering from lower back pain and you would like to learn more about our chiropractic services, call our team today or reach us through our website by using our online contact form. We provide quality care for our patients in Kingston, Oneida, Jamestown, and the surrounding communities.