A surprising statistic for the American population is that as much as 80% will experience and/or cope with back discomfort at some point in their lives. The average case deals with pain in the lower back. If you or someone you know suffers from pain in the lower back it is important to have a basic understanding of things that could be triggering the symptoms.
The most common circumstance is swelling that is normal in the muscles around the spine but it can also be something more severe like a slipped disc. In any case, your regular physician isn’t likely to provide a lot of assistance when it comes to relief. Most doctors may prescribe pain killers or muscle relaxers in order to help the swelling. Occasionally, an ice pack will be suggested but beyond that there isn’t usually much that will be done.
There is however another option when looking for relief. Chiropractic care has be known to help reduce many of the lower back issues you might be having. Things like swelling, herniated disc, sciatica, numbness, tingling, nerve pain, and more may all be lessened through the use of chiropractic care. Low back pain is often the result of various muscles or vertebrae pressing on your nerves, and chiropractic may be able to help alleviate that pressure. If you’re tired of masking the pain with drugs, consider a chiropractic option.
Dr. Paul Curcio