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The human body has various muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and spinal structures that allow mobility, standing upright, and performing daily activities without discomfort. The spinal column is divided into three regions: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar, each with specific functions. Unfortunately, low back pain affects many working individuals worldwide and can significantly impact their daily lives and productivity. This pain can be caused by various injuries, conditions, and diseases affecting the muscles, tendons, and spinal discs. Enduring the pain and continuing daily activities can worsen the situation, causing more damage to the back and spine. This article explores the causes of low back pain and how non-surgical therapies like spinal decompression can prevent it from returning. We work with certified medical providers who use our patients’ valuable information to treat individuals with low back pain and inform them about spinal decompression’s benefits in alleviating it from reoccurring. We encourage patients to ask essential questions and seek education from our associated medical providers about their condition. Dr. Jimenez, D.C., provides this information as an educational service. Disclaimer
What Causes Low Back Pain To Return?
Are you experiencing pain in your lower body? Is it impacting your ability to work? Do you feel muscle stiffness when stretching your sides? In the U.S., 25-60% of people who experience low back pain report recurring pain within a year. Research studies revealed that most low back pain is non-specific, meaning no specific causes or structures can be identified as the pain source affecting the low back. Low back pain can be caused by many factors, such as improper lifting of heavy objects, physical inactivity, and excess body weight, which can strain the back muscles. Studies have also revealed that psychological factors like stress, anxiety, or depression can cause tension in the lumbar region, leading to repetitive motions that correlate with low back pain.
People who experience low back pain often take over-the-counter medications for temporary relief before returning to normal activities. However, this only provides short-term relief, and the pain often returns due to various factors like muscle, nerve, and bone issues and referred pain to the abdominal organs, as research studies revealed. To address this, individuals may seek treatment from their primary care doctor. However, as additional studies mentioned, treating low back pain can be difficult due to the specific or non-specific factors involved. Thankfully, non-surgical treatments are available to alleviate symptoms and reduce the likelihood of the pain returning.
The Benefits Of Stretching- Video
Are you someone who spends most of their day sitting down and experiencing muscle stiffness? Do you feel pain in your legs due to radiating pain? Or do you often feel discomfort after lifting or carrying heavy objects? These symptoms are often associated with low back pain, a common problem many people in the workforce experience at some point. The severity of low back pain can range from acute to chronic, depending on how badly the individual has hurt their low back. If left untreated, low back pain can harshly affect a person. However, there are many ways to prevent low back pain from occurring. Multiple treatments can help reduce the associated symptoms of low back pain and can help re-strengthen the muscles. The video above explains the benefits of stretching, how it can help relieve sore muscles affected by low back pain, and how stretching can be combined with other therapies to promote health and wellness.
How Spinal Decompression Can Relieve Low Back Pain
Many people experience low back pain at some point in their lives. If the pain is left untreated, it can develop into chronic back pain. According to “The Ultimate Spinal Decompression,” written by Dr. Eric Kaplan, D.C., FIAMA, and Dr. Perry Bard, D.C., reoccurring low back pain can lead to further degeneration of the lumbar spinal column or be the result of stress and trauma in adjacent muscles. Spinal decompression can provide relief for individuals experiencing this pain. Studies show that spinal decompression creates negative pressure in the spine, which can decrease pressure on the nerve root and hydrate the spinal disc, promoting the body’s natural healing process. Spinal decompression is a safe, gentle, and cost-effective solution for many individuals seeking relief from low back pain.
Low back pain is a common issue that affects many people. Depending on its severity, various factors can cause it, ranging from acute to chronic. Unfortunately, this pain can interfere with daily activities, including work. Thankfully, non-surgical treatments like spinal decompression may help relieve the symptoms associated with low back pain. This treatment involves gentle traction on the lumbar region of the spine, providing much-needed relief to the body. Spinal decompression is an excellent option for those who want to start their journey toward better health and wellness.
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