Lower Back Pain Treatment
Lower back pain treatment
Lumbar and pelvic pain is one of the most common causes of chiropractors being sought for lower back pain treatment. These complaints may be of either acute or chronic nature and can be felt as pain, stiffness or difficulty in doing simple everyday tasks like putting on socks and trousers. The pain can be felt bilaterally across the back or only on one side, it can radiate to buttocks or groin and to the knee. The chiropractor addresses quickly and efficiently both muscles and joints, allowing you to function quickly in your daily life, at work and at home.
Pain in the lower back and pelvis are investigated with a thorough examination. For example, an X-ray examination might be required. Then necessary measures are taken, usually active treatment of restricted joints by joint correction and trigger point treatment or stretching of rigid and tight muscles.
The acute treatment usually targets lower back pain relief so you can quickly restore the function and movement of the back and pelvis. Then it is important for preventive treatment and exercise to prevent future joint restrictions and muscle pain. Advice and guidance and proper use of posture, exercise and attitude to your own body are very important elements in the treatment of your spine.
It is important to seek out a chiropractor as soon as the injury occurs. Then you are sure that your muscles and joints do not conform to the damage and that your dysfunction does not spread to surrounding joints and muscles. A quick investigation and diagnosis of your ailments provides the basis for a good prognosis where function is normalized and lower back pain treatment is effective and experienced quickly.
Sciatic lower back pain treatment will vary due to different causes and pain presentations. The degree of symptoms can range from mild sensations of nerve pain to severe pain that is a major obstacle to even simple everyday activities. The reason for sciatic pain can be as follows: Prolapse of the disc between vertebrae in the lower back, a strong joint lock, narrow nerve ducts in the lower back, or tight and tense muscles or joints in the buttocks and lumbar spine. In case of acute sciatica and debilitating pain, treatment will start immediately. First, a neurological and orthopedic assessment will be conducted to map the problem. It may also be appropriate to send you to image surveys such as CT or MRI. The chiropractor will often initiate treatment with special stretching techniques on a special stretch bench called flexion distraction. For progressive ailments, it may be advisable to refer to hospital.
If you seek out a chiropractor when the pain is in its early stages, you have better prognosis to get well soon.
If your sciatica causes involuntary urination, problems with bowel movements problems with sexual function, as well as leg weakness and / or causes loss of sensation in the legs or around the genitals, this must be reported immediately.
Between the vertebrae, you will find the cartilage discs / intervertebral discs. These consist of hard cartilage, as well as a somewhat softer core material, called the nucleus pulposus. If the cartilage burst, nuclear material can push out through the crack, then a prolapse occurs. A clinical study could strongly suggest prolapse, which can be confirmed with an MRI or CT scan.
Until a few years ago, prolapse was thought to be a dramatic condition. Now we know that this is not the case. In fact, prolapses are more a “normal condition” than the opposite. It turns out that more than one third of the population has a prolapse at any given time. In fact, one might have several prolapses without ever feeling a thing.
A prolapse will only have health consequences if it pushes on a nerve root while an inflammation/swelling occurs in the area. If this occurs in the lower back, it may develop into sciatica that can cause pain, loss of strength and numbness all the way down to the toes.
Even with extreme cases of sciatica only a few of these needs to be operated. Research has shown that conservative treatment such as chiropractic treatment and exercise gives better long term results than surgery. Treatment can also, in special cases, be supplemented with anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs.
Proper diagnosis and subsequent advice and guidance are important for a good result.