Low Back Pain
At some point in life, approximately 80% of adults experience low back pain. The type of low back pain and what people describe there low back pain to be varies from person to person.
The low back is referred to as the lumbar spine. This region of the spine is made up of 5 vertebrae that are separated by intervertebral discs. Discs act as shock absorbers to cushion the bone and help distribute weight. Vertebra of the neck, mid back and low back make up the spinal column, which protects the spinal cord. Between the vertebrae there are holes, called foramen that allow for nerves to exit and travel to all parts of the body including muscles and organs. These nerves come off the spinal cord where the transmit signals back and forth from the brain. If you have a misalignment of the lumbar spine these nerve signals can be inhibited.
Low back pain can be caused by many different entities. It is typically mechanical in nature. Some CAUSES can be:
· Work ergonomics
· Sedentary lifestyle
· Injuries and accidents
· Congenital Defects
· Degenerative changes
· Kidney Stones
Tips To Avoid Low Back Pain
· Try not to sit all day- get up and move during any breaks
· When sitting try to maintain an upright posture
· Avoid crossing your legs or sitting on leg or your wallet
· When lifting watch for objects that are too heavy and keep your back straight up and down.
· Avoid wearing high heels
At Clark Chiropractic we utilize many different treatments to get the best results and customize treatments for each patient. We use a state of the art digital x-ray machine to get an in-depth look at what each person has going on to determine the best treatment plan; utilizing therapies, such as electrical stim, ultrasound, traction, myofascial release, light and infrared therapy, trigger therapy, cupping, and CBD treatments helps to get results quicker and more effectively. Our Chiropractors are capable of using many different styles of adjusting to meet the needs of each individual patient. In conjunction with or as a stand-alone treatment, our doctors also perform acupuncture.