Lower Back Pain Treatment with our Blue Springs Chiropractor
Lower back pain has to be one of the complaints that most frequently send patients in search of a chiropractor. This symptom, which afflicts millions of Americans young and old, may stem from any number of musculoskeletal imbalances, acute injuries, and chronic conditions. If you're finding it impossible to pursue your daily activities, you're probably looking for a non-surgical way to get your lower back feeling and functioning better. We're happy to offer those safe, non-invasive solutions here at Tucker Chiropractic.
Common Lower Back Pain Issues and Causes
Your lower back has a tough job. This section of your anatomy is responsible for bearing all the weight of your trunk, upper extremities, and head. The lumbar spine is precisely balanced in a graceful curve to counteract gravity, aided by large, powerful muscle groups. The discs between vertebrae provide cushion and stability, while the nerve roots that extend from the spinal cord relay nerve signals to the rest of the body. If any aspect of this assembly runs into trouble, lower back pain may result. Common causes and contributing factors include:
- A chronic spinal misalignment that affects your musculoskeletal balance
- A pinched sciatic nerve (a.k.a. sciatica)
- Pregnancy (which shifts your posture and puts extra weight on the lower back)
- Acute accident injuries such as a herniated disc or torn muscle
- Bulging discs which are pinching nerves and/or irritating your vertebral joints
- Spinal stenosis, in which the spinal canal becomes narrowed and crowded
- A chronic form of vertical displacement called spondylolisthesis
- A lifetime of slouching or awkward working conditions
Diagnosis and Treatment From Our Blue Springs Chiropractor
Whatever the cause of your lower back pain, you may feel utterly debilitated until you can get the help you need. On the bright side, most cases of lower back pain don't require surgery. Our Blue Springs chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Tucker, will first diagnose the exact cause of your lower back pain through a combination of manual evaluation and state-of-the-art digital X-rays. This enables us to administer multiple techniques to correct the problem and help your lower back heal. Chiropractic adjustments can make an enormous difference by bringing your lumbar spinal components back into their normal alignment. Acupuncture eases pain the natural way by putting your body's own endorphins to work. Corrective exercises can help you regain function in injured tissues. We can even point changes to make in your daily routine to promote a healthier lower back.
Banish Your Lower Back Pain -- Call Us Today
If you're ready to bid your lower back pain a not-so-fond farewell, consult your lower back pain experts in Blue Springs MO. Call 816-228-8900 today!