Lower Back Pain Treatment in Charlottesville VA at Cox Chiropractic Clinic
Lower back pain is so common that it's long been recognized by the World Health Organization and other entities as one of the top causes of disability worldwide. At Cox Chiropractic Clinic in Charlottesville VA, our chiropractor team can help you avoid this sidelining condition by offering you a customized blend of natural and holistic healing techniques.
What Does Lower Back Pain Feel Like?
As the name implies, lower back pain is a condition involving pain in the lower back or lumbar spine area. This pain is often described as achy, throbbing, sore, or sometimes sharp. Occasionally the pain will spread or shoot down into one or both legs. Stiffness weakened and dysfunctional core muscles and decreased the range of motion at the hips are also common.
Lower back pain can come on quickly or develop more gradually. It may last for less than a couple of weeks or persist for months or more. You may notice your lower back pain feeling better or worse depending on the time of day or activity.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is often caused by strained muscles, sprained ligaments, misaligned joints (vertebral subluxations), or even injured discs. These types of injuries are often as a result of acute or repetitive trauma to the spine, such as an auto accident, heavy lifting, or slip and fall.
Lower back pain can also occur due to the cumulative effects of long-term stress, overuse, and age-related changes in the spine. This includes conditions such as osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.
The following factors have been associated with an increased risk for both acute and chronic lower back pain:
- Repetitive heavy lifting
- Obesity and overweight
- Sedentary lifestyles and frequent sitting (especially while at work)
- Poor posture, ergonomics, and/or body mechanics
How Our Charlottesville Chiropractor Team Heals Lower Back Pain
Charlottesville chiropractor duo Dr. Wayne Fusco and Dr. Douglas Cox use diagnostic imaging and physical exam testing to help you understand what's causing your dysfunction as thoroughly as possible.
Then, based on our diagnosis and our assessment of your contributing factors, we can implement a unique treatment plan that will give you effective and lasting relief. Services may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Physical rehabilitative exercises
- Thermotherapy, including ultrasound and moist heat packs
- Nutritional analysis and modifications
Chiropractic care can also reduce the risk of long-term complications—and reduces or even eliminates the need for powerful pain-relieving drugs or invasive surgery!
Bothered by Back Pain?
If you live near Charlottesville VA and are struggling with lower back pain, call (434) 293-6165 to connect with our staff at Cox Chiropractic Clinic!