Our Dayton, OH, Chiropractor Is Here to Help Treat Your Lower Back Pain
Americans spend at least $50 billion in health care costs each year for lower back pain. However, pain and reduced mobility linked to problems with the spine usually require more than medication for long-term relief. Chiropractic care at Dayton Chiropractic Center is a natural and effective way to manage acute or chronic pain. Besides, treatment by our Dayton, OH, chiropractor can reduce the need for drugs, harmful side effects, and the risk of lumbar surgery.
Lower Back Pain Causes
The lower region of the spine is engineered to provide support and stabilize the upper body. At the same time, it is flexible, allowing a range of motion. Unfortunately, being flexible makes the lower back prone to injury and pain. This happens, in many cases, because of muscle and ligament strains or sprains from repetitive motion, poor posture, obesity, pregnancy, and poor lifting techniques. Other causes are accident injuries, sports injuries, inflammation, degenerative disc disease, and these other conditions:
- Lumbar arthritis
- Vertebral subluxation
- Bulging or herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Symptoms are generally similar but may vary in intensity from patient to patient. People with lower back pain may experience a burning sensation in the lower back or have hip pain, leg pain, or muscle weakness. They may also experience numbness and tingling down one or both legs. Additionally, they may be unable to walk, bend, or twist without pain as a result of joint restriction.
Non-Drug Low Back Pain Treatment in Dayton, OH
Your back care options at Dayton Chiropractic Center will depend on the results of the physical and spine exams. Dr. Briggs may tailor a treatment plan to include spinal manipulation to realign the bones that moved out of position. Realigning the vertebrae eases the pressure on the disc or nerve. The gentle thrusts applied to the spine during manipulation therapy also relieves joint restrictions, so you can walk, bend, or twist with greater ease.
Spinal decompression therapy is an FDA-approved technique for herniated disc and sciatica symptoms. Dr. Briggs uses decompression technology to stretch the spine, take the pressure off the disc, and move it away from the nerve. It can take several rounds of therapy for maximum relief.
Other therapies are available to help speed up recovery. For example, corrective exercises can rehabilitate and strengthen the lower back, and nutritional guidance boosts your immunity.
Contact Dayton, OH, Chiropractor Today
An untreated underlying injury or spinal dysfunction can lead to loss of mobility. Our wellness team at Dayton Chiropractic Center in Dayton, OH, wants to help you stay active and healthy. Call 937-789-7341 to request an appointment today.