Long gone are the days when your only option for dealing with back pain was prescription medicines. Today, one can find a number of alternative and complementary methods that can help in alleviating the symptoms of low back pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions that affects nearly every individual at least once in their lifetime. Described as any discomfort or soreness and stiffness in the back.
back pain can be acute or chronic depending upon its origin, duration and symptoms. Some of the common symptoms include pain in the back muscles, pain radiating down the leg, limited range of motion of the back and inability to sit or stand for a longer time.
Pain in the lower back can be attributed to various causes including degenerative disc disease, injury to the ligament or tendon in the back, etc. Improper posture like slouching, sitting for long hours and lack of physical activity are often responsible for chronic lower back pain. Degenerative disc disease is a condition in which the spinal vetebrae show some changes due to chronic wear and tear, injury or as a result of aging. Symptoms may not be similar in all people, and may range from asymptomatic to constant back pain.
The conventional approach of treatment involves taking painkillers for pain relief. However, these measures only provide temporary relief, and are often associated with various side effects if taken for longer duration.
One of the main reasons for lower back pain is subluxation or misalignment of vertebrae. As a leading Dallas Lower Back Doctors we utilize several techniques, such as carefully applied manipulaion (adjustments) or therapy to relieve the pressure and irritation on the nerves, allowing your body to return to its natural state of balance, called homeostasis.
During your visit, we will undergo a series of tests and investigations to diagnose the cause of your back pain. Once the cause is identified, various techniques are used to provide relief from the pain. This may involve Spinal manipulation, the most commonly used technique, and involves alignment of the joints or vertebrae, Trigger Point injections and physical therapies rehab. Trigger Point injections are near painless injections of fluid into tight and knotted trigger points in the muscles. The procedure helps in relaxing the muscles and reducing pain and inflammation.
The back is the core of the body that supports the whole upper body structure. A strong core helps to ensure a good and healthy life. Call or visit us at Dallas Pain and Wellness today to get started toward relief from your lower back pain.