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If you experience chronic lower back pain, it is likely you wish for this condition to subside so you no longer experience pain or discomfort. Making an appointment at Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Life Center, PLC in Livonia to see our chiropractor is one way to alleviate symptoms of lower back pain. Here is some information about this problem to help you find relief.
There are several reasons why you may experience lower back pain. If you work at a job that requires you to stand or sit for excessive amounts of time, pain can easily settle into the back due to repetitive movement or non-movement. If you lift heavy items regularly and do not use a back brace or ask for help from another person when needed, back pain can arise if you do not use your legs to bear the brunt of the load. Getting into a vehicular accident or experiencing a slip and fall injury could pull back muscles. Poor posture often causes pain in the back as well.
Lower back pain can come in different forms. This could be as mild as a dull or achy pain with muscle spasm and limited mobility. It could also be as intense as a pain that travels throughout the lower extremities including the buttocks, legs, and even the feet. If back and body pain is only felt on one side of the body, sciatica (a form of lower back pain) may be to blame. Pain could become more intense after you sit for a long duration of time or it could decrease when you change your position.
The diagnosis of a lower back pain condition requires the intensity of the pain to be determined. Be aware of when pain becomes worse and what helps to make it feel better. These clues are helpful in pinpointing exactly which portion of your back needs treatment by our chiropractor.
When you visit our chiropractor, an assessment of your prior medical history is done to determine whether underlying conditions are contributing to your problem. You will be asked how long you have been experiencing back pain and what intensity level you are experiencing. A physical assessment of your back will also be conducted. Treatment includes manual readjusting of the spine, exercising of the spinal muscles, massage, and temperature therapy.
If you are dealing with lower back pain, give a call to Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Life Center, PLC in Livonia and make an appointment with our chiropractor. Call (734) 462-2262 today.
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