Lower back pain (pain in your lumbar spine) is the most common type of back pain.
Most back pain comes from sprains and strains caused by stressful movements: lifting something without using proper techniques or a sudden twisting motion are just two examples of how you can hurt your back.
If your back pain is caused by a muscle sprain or strain, the rate of healing depending on how severe the sprain or strain is. Sometimes scar tissue and fibro-adhesions will develop after injury making this region more succeptable to re-injury. Your recovery can also be helped along by modest medical attention such as over the counter anti-inflammatory medication and pain management if necessary. Furthermore, chiropractic care is the best conservative treatment for low back pain. Other treatments that are beneficial include: stretching, exercise, ice packs, and massage.
Sometimes, though, back pain is caused by a more severe spinal condition, such as a herniated disc or spondylosis. Chiropractic care in 90% of these cases can help resolve these symptoms and manage the patient’s chronic condition. Depending on the severity of your pain and its cause, you may require more involved medical help, such as pain management in addition to chiropractic care; and in severe cases surgery.
But please keep this in mind: just because you have back pain doesn’t mean you’ll need serious medical attention or surgery. It does mean that you’re in good company and that you have an array of treatment options to get you feeling better.
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