Lower back pain is one of the most common concerns from our patients at River Valley Back & Neck Clinic in Fort Smith, AR. While the lower back is structured in a way that aims to provide support and strength for each individual, its complex structure can leave you open to injury, which can cause pain. Whether you injured your back exercising or are experiencing pain from sitting at a desk all day, chiropractic care can help relieve this pain while addressing the root of the problem.
Lower Back Pain Symptoms
Lower back pain has many different signs and symptoms, which can depend on the underlying cause of the pain. Here are a few ways it may present itself:
- Dull or aching pain in the low back
- Tightness in the low back, hips, and pelvis
- Stinging or burning sensation that moves from the lower back to the thighs
- Muscle spasms in the lower back area
- Difficulty sitting, walking, or standing up straight
- Pain when going from standing to sitting
- Pain in the lower back that gets worse after prolonged sitting or standing
Causes of Lower Back Pain
There are many causes of lower back pain. One of the most common cause is muscle strain, which can occur suddenly or develop slowly over time. Common causes of muscle strain include lifting heavy objects improperly, sudden movements that put stress on the lower back, sports injuries, or poor posture over time. Chronic lower back pain may also result from a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, facet joint dysfunction, spinal stenosis, or other conditions.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
If you are experiencing lower back pain, chiropractic care can help alleviate your pain while also addressing the root of the problem. After your initial examination and consultation, our Fort Smith chiropractor will develop a chiropractic care plan that is tailored to your needs. The goal is to help you holistically manage pain while improving function and treating the underlying causes.
Dr. Alan Osowski will deliver gentle, non-invasive chiropractic adjustments, which help correct spinal misalignments and reduce joint restrictions. Regular chiropractic care helps reduce inflammation while also improving the function of the affected joints. The result is not just reduced pain and discomfort, but also improved flexibility, range of motion, and strength. In addition to adjustments, Dr. Osowski may also recommend exercises, diet changes, and additional treatments to supplement your chiropractic care.
Make an Appointment with Your Fort Smith Chiropractor
If you’re having lower back pain, the professionals at River Valley Back & Neck Clinic in Fort Smith, AR can help. After providing a thorough examination and getting a medical history, Dr. Alan Osowski will provide a personalized chiropractic treatment plan. Make an appointment with our Fort Smith chiropractor today by using our online appointment request form or giving us a call at 479-785-0400.