Lower Back Pain
Back pain is typically divided into two main regions, which helps to describe where the primary discomfort is happening. Lower back pain tends to strike midway down your spine, and it can stretch further into your legs. Whether you wake up with fresh pain every morning or find that your back hurts more as the day goes on, we at Mountainview Chiropractic Center in Hillsborough Township, NJ, have options available to help you start feeling better again.
What Are the Common Causes of Lower Back Pain?
Some people can pinpoint the beginning of their pain to a major accident such as a vehicle collision or fall at home. For others, it might not be so simple. Pain in the lower back often begins slowly, which is often an indicator that you might be dealing with a degenerative condition. During your visit to a chiropractor on our team, he or she will talk to you about how they pain began along with using an exam and tests to determine the underlying cause of your pain.
Injuries can often lead to issues that include slipped discs that cause lingering pain. Or, you might be facing joint or disc problems that are common as age begins to break down the cartilage between the bones. Depending upon your lifestyle, you might have just strained your back while you were working in construction or lifting heavy children.
How Are Wellness and Back Pain Connected?
Your overall wellness has an impact on the severity of your pain along with how long it might take to recover from an injury. Being overweight places you at risk of having more back pain, since the extra weight places more strain on the ligaments, muscles and spine. People who lead sedentary lifestyles also tend to have more pain because they might not move enough to keep the muscles and ligaments flexible.
When you work with a chiropractor on our team to manage your pain, he or she may recommend following a wellness plan. Taking walks, eating healthy meals, and learning how to do simple stretches can all make a difference in your pain levels.
What Types of Treatment Might Bring Relief from the Pain?
The ideal treatment plan for pain in the lower back often includes using several methods that all work together to strengthen the muscles and realign the spine. Chiropractic adjustments are commonly recommended to help get the spine back into alignment. Massage therapy can be beneficial for working those knots out of tight muscles, and electrical stimulation may have a positive effect on bringing relief from back pain.
Get Help with Your Lower Back Pain
Is lower back pain disrupting your ability to enjoy life? Our team at Mountainview Chiropractic Center in Hillsborough Township, NJ, can help you figure out the underlying cause and find a treatment plan that brings you greater comfort. Call us at (908) 874-9220 for more information.