Ligament and joint injuries are the most common back injuries. After the initial injury, the surrounding muscles go into a protective spasm to help to splint the injured area. Thereafter the muscle becomes more and more painful. This makes the pain feel muscular in nature but the cause of the problem is the injured joint, which is especially true if you have recurring problems.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Back pain is becoming more and more common as we sit too much, exercise too little and often eat the wrong things. We also often lift the wrong way and we do too much in one go. We often abuse our backs and don’t think about it at all until it starts to hurt.
Treatment of Lower Back Pain
Chiropractors are trained to find the specific causes of the lower back pain and address to the cause not the symptoms. As well as restoring the normal structure of the lumbar spine, chiropractic adjustment aims at removing pressure on the nerves by realignments. Chiropractors also gives advices exercises and stretches based on the diagnosis.
Prevention of Lower Back Pain
Although the spine is strong and robust, it needs to be maintained and looked after so that it does not cause pain and discomfort. Regular chiropractic care will help you look after your spine. Most injuries involve recurrent micro-trauma that occurs with many small repetitive injuries until the proverbial ‘last straw’. That is why we often hurt ourselves doing very trivial things such as bending to pick up a pen.