Low Back Pain – Considerations

Windsor Ontario Chiropractor help for low back painAcute or chronic low back pain can seriously affect your day to day activities and your overall enjoyment of life.

Did you know:

  • In six-month period, five in 10 Canadians will suffer from lower back pain, &
  • Up to 85% of working people will experience low back pain during their lifetime [1]

If you are experiencing lower back pain, consider that the pain may due to a muscle or ligament strain, or a problem with a joint, disc or nerve in your lower back.

Listen to your body

  • Is your pain or discomfort a result of an injury that you are aware of?
  • Is the pain severe or an ongoing dull ache?
  • Are you experiencing muscle spasms?
  • Are you feeling any numbness in your body?
  • Is the area tender to the touch?
  • Is your lower back pain a re-occurring problem?
  • Is your normal range limited?
  • Do you feel relief by stretching or using heat or ice?
  • Does your pain radiate to other parts of your body such as your buttocks or legs?

See your chiropractor

Regardless of the cause of your pain, it’s best to treat the problem with chiropractic care, rather than masking the symptoms with drugs. The temporary relief from drugs may result in your problem becoming worse or resulting in a cascade affect – producing pain in other areas of your body, such as your hips, knees or even feet.

We use a variety of therapies customized to your body and your pain, such as:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Ultra sound
  • Cold LASER therapy
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Lifestyle recommendations

Because the incidence of low back pain re-occurrence rates are high, it’s best to seek help immediately.

Please call us to arrange for your appointment – 519-258-8544

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9762743

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