Lower back pain is among the most common ailments in the world. Between missed work and other health care expenses, low back pain costs people countless amounts of money each year. If you are experiencing low back pain, however, your priority is likely to get that pain to diminish as much as possible and keep it away for as long as possible. At Magnolia Wellness Center in Tallahassee, that is exactly what our chiropractor helps people achieve.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain happens for many reasons. Sometimes, there is an inherent reason for the pain, like a chronic condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or some other chronic pain condition. More often, lower back pain occurs as a result of a specific injury.
Repetitive injuries are also a common cause of lower back pain. It is common for athletes to get these types of injuries because their sport often requires that they move in a specific way multiple times in a short period of time. Work injuries also fall into this category as well. Since the lower back carries a lot of strength compared to the rest of the body, it is easy for it to carry a lot of the abuse we give it in our daily lives. Even poor posture can betray us via our lower backs.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
There are many people who experience frequent or chronic back pain and assume that strong medications or surgery is the only way to get their lives back.
Spinal adjustments can reduce pain immediately by minimizing the pressure on your spinal column and joints. In order to keep you feeling good, several supportive therapies, such as hot/cold therapy, massage therapy, and prescribed stretches and other exercises that help strengthen your muscles in your back and core can also limit future problems.
At Magnolia Wellness Center, we'll also look at your health habits and nutrition to help determine if you are doing what’s necessary to take care of your back. To learn more about how our chiropractor can help with your specific pain, contact us at Magnolia Wellness Center in Tallahassee, FL at 850-656-6606 to schedule an appointment.