Pain in lower back is one of the most common problems in the United States. Almost every person may have encountered lower back pain once in their life time. You can take measures to prevent or lessen most back pain episodes. In case the prevention fails, some simple home remedies and proper body mechanics can often heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional for long time. If you are unable to recover through these home remedies, chiropractic clinics are the best place to receive long lasting natural cure.
Those who go to doctor, often an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist, are recommended to use anti-inflammatory drugs, antispasmodics, or muscle relaxants. In case these medicines don’t work, injections or surgery is suggested. However, none of these treatments cure the disc displacement or cure the problem in long run. The medicines often subside the pain, but the actual problem often becomes chronic.
Santa Monica, CA is no different than most parts of the US, as people often tend to visit orthopedic surgeons and neurologist. However, a study suggests that the people who seek alternative medicine for relief of pain in back choose chiropractic treatment. According to the study, about 22 million people in US visit chiropractors annually, including Santa Monica, CA, and about 35% of them seek relief from pain in lower back due to various causes that include sports injuries, accidents and muscle strain.
The chiropractic theory is based on fact that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure including spine enables body to heal itself without any surgery or medication. Hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments are used by chiropractors to restore joints mobility, which is restricted by the injury, such as trauma, falling, repetitive strain, for example sitting for long time without proper support to the lower back.
Muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons are often involved in conditions that result in pain in lower back. Chiropractic treatment is used as pain relief alternative for these organs in conjunction besides conventional medicines.
You can visit any chiropractic clinic in Santa Monica, CA, if you are suffering from pain in lower back for long lasting and definite cure.
When you go to a chiropractor with complaint of pain in lower back, he or she first takes a medical history, does a physical examination, and may suggest laboratory tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your back pain. The treatment plan may include one or more manual adjustments in which the chiropractor adjusts the joints, using a controlled, sudden force to improve range and quality of motion. They may also incorporate nutritional counseling and exercise or rehabilitation into the treatment plan. The overall purpose of chiropractic treatment is restoration of normal function and preventing further injury, besides the relief in pain.
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is regarded safe and effective for various types of pain including sudden injury that results from moving furniture or getting tackled. Research has also proved that chiropractic treatment is very helpful in treating neck pain, headaches, sciatica, car accident injuries, hip pain and leg pain. Further, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia may also respond well to chiropractic therapy.
For chronic pain in lower back Prolotherapy or sclerotherapy are also used by some chiropractors, osteopaths, and medical doctors, to treat chronic back pain, The chronic pain is the type of pain that may come on suddenly or gradually, and lasts more than three months. The therapy involves injections to strengthen loosely connected tendons and ligaments. However, research has not reaffirmed the effectiveness of these techniques.
People suffering from osteoporosis, spinal cord compression, or inflammatory arthritis, or who take blood-thinning medications are not recommended to undergo spinal manipulation. The patients with a history of cancer need to obtain clearance from their medical doctor before undergoing any spinal manipulation with a chiropractor.
A Santa Monica chiropractor, will start your treatment after accurate diagnosis of pain in your lower back. You must keep them well informed of your medical history, any specific medical conditions, the medicines you are taking currently, surgical or traumatic history, and all other life style factors.