Lower back pain can slow down the most active individuals if it is persistent or unbearable. Our chiropractor in White Plains, NY, treats a variety of health issues, including lower back pain. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. Contact our team at Sofos Chiropractic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sofos.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The flexible nature of the lumbar spine makes lower back pain more likely to develop. Common causes of back pain include muscle strain, overuse, a fall, an accident, or a sports-related injury. Aging also leads to the following painful conditions that commonly affect the lower back:
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve root)
Less common causes include sacroiliac joint dysfunction, fibromyalgia, piriformis syndrome, spinal misalignments, and uneven foot arches. Risk factors for lower back pain include prolonged periods of inactivity, poor posture, malnutrition, pregnancy, obesity, smoking, and improper positioning of your body while lifting heavy objects.
Lower Back Pain Symptoms
The pain intensity can range from mild aches to severe or debilitating pain. The pain may radiate to your buttocks, hips, legs, or feet. You may also experience these other symptoms:
- Pain that persists or comes and goes
- Pain that gets worse when you bend, twist, or sit for a long time
- Stiffness or limited mobility
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness caused by irritation of the nerve root or sciatic nerve
Our Chiropractor Treats Lower Back Pain
Our Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Sofos, will perform a comprehensive evaluation that includes a Biometric Foot Scan to determine the root cause of your pain. The next step is to create an effective treatment plan to get you back to work, athletics, or your normal day-to-day routine without the pain.
We use chiropractic adjustments as our core pain-relief technique. Dr. Sofos will utilize a manipulation technique to realign the spinal bones and unlock your restricted joints. Other benefits of the adjustments include reduced inflammation, increased spinal flexibility, and an opportunity for the affected disc or nerve to heal. Furthermore, releasing a trapped nerve allows your nervous system to better regulate the pain signals.