Back Pain Treatment Seattle Washington
Chiropractic Treatments for Your Low Back Pain
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If you are dealing with low back pain, you are not alone. About 85% of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives. It is the second most common reason to seek a doctor’s treatment, only after the common cold. And it is the number one reason for missing work. Many people who suffer with low back pain have been doing so for years. They believe because they’ve had it for a long time, and they don’t know how to make it go away, that it is a permanent part of their lives. Low back pain can be extremely frustrating, because it can limit your activities, and if it’s bad enough, it can even become a debilitating event. In fact, low back pain is the number one reason for disability throughout the world.
Some people experience lower back pain as a dull stiffness or throbbing ache, while others experience a sharp, stabbing pain that feels like someone is sticking a knife in your back. The underlying problem with the spine that is causing the low back to hurt can also irritate nerves and cause pain that radiates downward into the area of the legs or possibly the buttocks. This is known as sciatica, because more than likely pressure has been exerted on the sciatic nerve.
Other symptoms that can come from low back problems include tingling in the feet and toes, weakness in the legs, as well as changes in bowel and bladder function. Regardless of whether you just have a stiff low back or severe sciatica, these symptoms of lower back pain can be dealt with through corrective chiropractic care at Lake Union Wellness in Seattle, Washington. No one is ever hopeless when it comes to low back problems. One of our knowledgeable doctors of chiropractic will work with you to discover the underlying cause of your low back pain and then begin correcting the problem.
Back pain symptoms
Low back problems produce a variety of symptoms. Even the pain itself can vary. The following are some of the various ways low back problems can present.
- lower back pain which seems to worsen over a longer period of time
- pain centered in the buttocks and hips
- back pain which seems intense when you first wake up, but dissipates later on
- tingling sensation usually in the feet and toes
- sharp pain in your lower back after having experienced some kind of trauma or accident
- a dull ache in your lower back which is sometimes accompanied by reduced mobility or possibly by muscle spasms
- intermittent lower back pains which seem sharp some times and dull at others.
- Lower back pain causes
Just as there are a number of different symptoms associated with back pain, there are even more causes of lower back pain, and any one of these may have triggered the specific symptoms that you’re feeling.
- alteration of normal alignment
- lumbar herniated disc
- lower back sprain
- compression fractures
- spinal stenosis
- sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- facet joint dysfunction
- autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, or lupus
- trauma from a herniated disc or a bulging disc
- torn or pulled muscles
- degenerative disc disease
Treatment for lower back pain
After you’ve consulted with your Lake Union Wellness doctor, our team will work to identify the precise cause of your lower back pain. We can then discuss different options for a care plan tailored to your personal circumstances. Whatever this care plan consists of, you can count on it addressing the underlying issue of your lower back pain, rather than simply masking the symptoms and trying to disguise the pain you’re feeling. By correcting the cause of the problem, we minimize the chances of it continuing to return.
You can expect that after several treatments, your lower back pain is significantly improved. Research shows that on average a patient’s pain is reduced by about 50% within 3 weeks time. And in many cases it will have disappeared entirely. Our skilled chiropractic doctors are very adept at discovering the cause of your lower back pain, and developing the precise program of treatment that will get you back to normal.
Are you experiencing back pain?
Back pain is not something you have to live with, and in many cases, we can reduce or completely eliminate whatever kind of back pain you’re experiencing. Once we’ve diagnosed the issue, we will work with you to develop a program of treatment that will help you move toward a pain-free life, so you can enjoy your activities again.
Contact us at Lake Union Wellness, so we can provide you with a free consultation and exam, and discover the true nature of your back pain.