5 Reasons Why You Have Lower Back Pain

Pain in the lower part of your back affects every part of your life. The discomfort occurs when you sit, stand, bend over, and walk. At Kosak Chiropractic in Fairfield, CA, Dr. Michael Wilson offers chiropractic treatments that help your body to heal naturally. Here are five reasons why you may have pain in your lower back.

1. Nerve Impingement

Also known as pinched nerves, nerve impingement is a condition in which inflammation puts pressure on the nerves of the lower spine. Nerve impingement typically causes sharp pain when you move. The discomfort may be persistent or only happen with certain movements. Spinal adjustments realign the vertebrae to reduce inflammation and reduce pressure on the nerves. Dr. Wilson recommends a series of spinal adjustments, as well as rest.

2. Degenerative Disc Disease

Located between each vertebra, discs are fluid-filled sacs that stabilize and protect the spine. Degenerative disc disease occurs when the sacs break down due to aging and other factors. As the discs break down, the vertebrae rub together and slip out of place. You may have sharp pains, stiffness, and limited mobility. Degenerative disc disease responds well to chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, therapeutic exercise, and nutritional changes.

3. Muscle Strain

Muscle strain describes small tears in the muscle fibers or tendons. Mild cases typically heal with rest. Moderate to severe cases require treatment. The goal of chiropractic care for muscle strains is to release pressure in the lower back muscles. Massage therapy helps the affected muscles. Dr. Wilson also recommends chiropractic adjustments. Misaligned vertebrae pull on the damaged muscle and delay healing.

4. Injury

Back injuries affect your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and vertebrae. Therapeutic ultrasound stimulates circulation and tissue development. Your treatment plan may also include spinal manipulation, massage therapy, electrical stimulation, ice pack cryotherapy, and spinal decompression.

5. Stress

Many people don’t realize how stress affects every part of the body. When you are anxious, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol. These two chemicals are responsible for your “fight or flight” response, and higher levels in your body tighten in your face, abdomen, arms, legs, and back. You may notice a dull ache and stiffness in your lower back. Dr. Wilson alleviates stress-related lower back pain with techniques that release tension and strain on the muscles. Not only do you feel immediate relief, but subsequent treatments also teach your body how to better manage the effects of stress.

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

Do you suffer from lower back pain? Call Kosak Chiropractic in Fairfield, CA, today at (707) 426-1111 to schedule a chiropractic evaluation with Dr. Wilson.

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