Lower back pain (LBP) can be a chronic condition that is an accumulation of bad posture, long term sitting, unaddressed injuries from the past or an acute condition that was caused by a sudden injury. Having lower back pain can be debilitating and prevent you from standing, sitting, sleeping, exercising, and doing daily tasks.
The lower back consists of five vertebral joints, the sacrum, and the two pelvic hip bones. These joints are connected by the muscles, ligaments, and the dural fascial system. The joints move as together when you bend, arch, turn, and reach from side to side through the day. Any disruption to the muscle, the joints, the surrounding fascia, and the ligaments can de-stabilize the back and lead to acute or over time chronic lower back pain.
Symptoms of lower back pain includes but are not limited to:
- Tight lower back muscles
- Unable to straighten the back from seated to standing
- Radiating pain down the back of the leg
- Radiating pain down the front of the leg
- Lower back muscle spasms
- Decreased range of motion
Causes of lower back pain includes but are not limited to:
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Joint fixations
- Herniated discs
- Disc degeneration
- Instability of the lower back and pelvic girdle
- Ligament laxity conditions like Ehlers Danlos, Marfans
Chiropractic care is a great conservative and holistic way to care for lower back pain. Dr. Huang will always find the root cause of your lower back pain instead of just treating the symptoms. So your lower back can be stress free, pain free, and you can get back to doing the daily activities or sports without pain or restriction.
Call us today at (650) 948-8900 for a free 15 minute consult or schedule a new patient appointment with us today!