Lower Back Pain Treatment with our Tampa Chiropractors
Even when it's mild, lower back pain can have a significant and disruptive effect on your life. It may limit your activities and make completing everyday tasks more difficult. However, chiropractic treatment is shown to reduce symptoms and help restore mobility so that you can get back to the business of living your life comfortably. Our trusted and experienced Tampa chiropractors can help you get your life back on track.
Common Causes and Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain can be caused by any number of things, from an underlying medical condition to an acute injury. Although many of the symptoms of these various issues are the same, the precise treatment we provide will depend to a great degree on the exact cause of your pain.
Many of our patients come to use with lower back pain resulting from a soft tissue injury like a pulled or torn muscle or ligament. Other injury-related issues we see include subluxations of the spine and slipped or herniated discs. Because of the overlapping nature of the nerves that serve this particular area, these problems all share many common symptoms, including a dull or aching pain, pain that radiates down through your buttocks to your legs, and pain that improves when you change positions.
Sciatica is a particular type of low back issue that may or may not present with pain in your lower back. It does, however, cause pain, tingling or numbness that radiates down your legs, with symptoms usually present only on one side. Some other medical conditions that can cause low back pain include osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
How Our Chiropractor Diagnoses Lower Back Pain
The first step in treating your lower back pain is arriving at a diagnosis of the underlying cause of your symptoms. To do this, our chiropractor will complete a thorough physical examination of your spine, paying particular attention to the injured area. We will also discuss the progression of your symptoms with you and go over whether or not there was a specific precipitating event. X-rays or other tests may be necessary to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.
Benefits of Chiropractic Lower Back Pain Treatment
No matter the cause of your lower back pain, chiropractic treatment offers a number of advantages over some of the other traditional options. These include a non-invasive approach designed to gently correct any misalignments and promote circulation. We also don’t rely on prescription pain medications, which all bring with them another set of side effects to deal with and don’t actually do anything to address the root cause of your pain.
Instead, chiropractic techniques focus on reducing inflammation and increasing the range of motion, the combination of which provides relief from your symptoms while also making it possible to carry out everyday tasks that may have been made more difficult by your back pain.
Call or Visit Gulf Coast Injury Center for Pain Relief Today
Whether you’re in the Tampa, Holiday or the Brandon area, we can help you reduce your symptoms and reclaim your quality of life at any one of our convenient locations. Call us today at (813) 258-6051 to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our Tampa chiropractors.