Lower Back Pain

80% of individuals will experience lower back pain at some point in life. Chances are, you or someone you know is dealing with pain right now. Despite how uncomfortable it can be, any instance of low back pain doesn’t mean you need medical attention. Here’s when to seek help and what you can expect from Palm Beach Health Center.

Patient with lower back pain being examined by a chiropractor.

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

The lower back consist of five lumbar vertebrae, which are the base of your spine, directly above the sacrum. Understanding lower back complications requires insight into what the lower back does. It gives us the freedom to bend and twist and to move our hips.

Our everyday lives can easily harm our spines. Damaging activities can include:

  • Poor posture

  • Awkwardly lifting heavy objects

  • Sports

Pinched nerves, slipped or herniated discs, and muscle tightness can all be the source of your pain or actively make it worse.

When to seek help

  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities

  • Persistent pain for longer than a week

  • Acute, dagger-like pain

  • Pain directly following an injury

If you experience any of these symptoms, notify Palm Beach Health Center right away and schedule an appointment.

Treatment for Low Back Pain

At Palm Beach Health Center, or goal is to alleviate your pain as quickly as possible, without prescribed painkillers.

Corrective Chiropractic

A significant contributor to lower back pain is scoliosis, which happens when your spine develops an abnormal curvature. Over time, poor posture can cause this, while an auto accident can misalign your back in an instant.

Chiropractic care involves the adjustments of your spine to straighten it, alleviating your pain. This process complements spinal decompression well, as the two make for a potent recovery regimen.

Chiropractor helping a patient with back pain.

Spinal Decompression

You’ll be strapped snugly to the decompression table as the machine slowly pulls. You’ll feel a tugging at your waist as the machine stretches your spinal column, creating a vacuum between each vertebra. This void will correct slipped discs by pulling them back into place.

Nathan helping a patient with back pain.

Trigger Point Injections

As mentioned earlier, chronically tight and sore muscles have a strong chance of contributing to or causing back pain. If this has happened to you, an injection of anesthetic and a natural analgesic mixture can relax your muscles, allowing them to heal.

Overcome Your Back Pain

Over time, low back pain can result in difficulties walking, standing, and sitting for long periods. If the pain lasts longer than a week and then fades, chances are the pain will return. Don’t delay the medical attention you deserve. Schedule an appointment with Palm Beach Health Center today!

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