Chiropractic Low Back Treatment MN

Low back pain or lumbago, is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives. In the United States it is the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work, and the second most common neurological ailment — only headache is more common. It can be either acute, subacute or chronic in duration. With conservative measures, the symptoms of low back pain typically show significant improvement within a few weeks from onset.

The sooner you get out of bed with a back spasm or back pain the sooner you will recover.

Physical inactivity has several harmful effects:

  • Muscles, ligaments and bones weaken
  • The spine stiffens and loses control and coordination
  • Overall physical fitness deteriorates
  • Patients become prone to depression and sensitive to pain
  • Resumption of normal activities and daily routines become more and more difficult as time passes.

Bed Rest – I Don’t Think So

With back pain, with sore muscles, sore joints, the tendency is to sort of just stay in bed and rest or stay on the couch all day and not be active and try to let that rest.

Staying in bed for a day or two may be called for after injuring your back, but anything more than that could keep you in pain even longer.

While you’re lying around in bed, your muscles atrophy and stiffen, which can lead to even more back pain. Some studies have shown that more than a couple days of bed rest can actually DOUBLE the time it takes to recover!

If that doesn’t get you out of bed… I don’t know what will.

And so the idea is not to go out and run a marathon, but the more that you can be activating those muscles and those joints, when you can stretch them, range them, the sooner that they’re going to recover and get back into their initial health.

Most often we see people who can trace their lower back pain to work injuries, poor lifting habits, poor conditioning, poor ergonomics or poor posture.

Ultimately, treatment of ongoing neck or back problems must be directed at the cause. This may mean losing weight, getting your muscles in better shape, or improving your posture when you are sitting, standing and sleeping.

Lower Back Pain Treatment

In some cases, a onetime injury to the lower back may not lead to long term damage and can be cleared up with just a few treatments. It is the long term behaviors and unattended injuries that tend to require more attention and possibly longer treatment regimens.

Chiropractic has successfully treated hundreds of lower back pain cases.  If you’re suffering from lower back pain, find out how you can benefit from chiropractic care.

In addition to being the safest and most effective form of treatment for low back pain, spinal manipulation is incredibly effective, getting patients back on their feet faster than traditional medical care for sports, auto, work or other personal injury.  If you suffer from lower back pain, don’t turn to medication, seek the help of chiropractic adjustments from a St Paul MN Chiropractor.