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Did you know that in any given year, almost half of the people you meet will have suffered lower back pain? Many of these people will also tell you that painkillers have only had a temporary and largely unsatisfactory impact on their suffering. Our Irvine chiropractor Dr. Lee, however, uses natural techniques that can successfully resolve your lower back pain for the long term.
Dr. Lee will fully examine your spine and your medical history, including x-rays. Once we find the underlying problem, our chiropractor will set up an individual treatment plan for your complete healing and recovery.
The most common causes of lower back pain include:
Each of these situations does several things that can cause lower back pain. Poor posture habits and inadequate core muscle conditioning frequently lead to pinched nerves because of vertebral misalignment (subluxations). A traumatic injury can also suddenly jolt vertebrae out of correct position while also painfully straining muscles. The quickly-evolving hormonal and weight changes that an expectant mother undergoes also put strain on the lower back.
Our chiropractor can skillfully, naturally and effectively treat all of these underlying causes to provide welcome pain relief. Your treatment plan may include:
Muscles spasms in your lower back are your body's natural defense mechanism for protecting the area to help prevent further damage to the injured or weak area of the spine. This is usually caused by subluxations (misalignment) of the vertebrae of the spine due to traumatic injury or repetitive strain or overuse injury.
Chronic back pain may present in a variety of ways such as dull, achy, sharp, throbbing, diffuse, pinpoint or stabbing pain. The intensity of pain can also fluctuate from mild to severe depending on activity. A person with chronic back pain has usually been dealing with reoccurring episodes of pain over a long period of time.
Severe low back pain may indicate that the degree of subluxation (misalignment) that has occurred to a vertebra of the spine may be severe and therefore pinching the surrounding nerve(s) significantly. It may also mean that a disc injury may be present. A severe disc protrusion, bulge or herniation may cause high levels of pain.
This multi-faceted, drug-free approach to lower back pain relief is extremely effective and a great option for people who seek alternatives to painkillers or surgery. To schedule an appointment or talk with our chiropractor, reach out to us today: (949) 552-2100.