Lower Back Pain
Millions of Americans suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. Many of them seek treatment at Durham Chiropractic. Whether they hail from Jackson, Madison County, or surrounding areas in West Tennessee, they have one goal in mind--to get rid of the pain permanently. Our chiropractor, Dr. Joel Durham, is committed to helping you manage pain by identifying the root cause, and then tailoring a non-invasive treatment plan of conservative care to satisfy your long-term wellness goals.
Low Back Pain Causes
Aches and pains in the lower back commonly stem from repetitive use, excess weight, poor posture, or acute injuries due to an accident, fall or injury while playing sports. The aging process can also take a toll on the musculoskeletal structures surrounding the very flexible lumbar spine. This makes it easier for pain to occur due to muscle strains, ligament sprains, inflammation, arthritis, and these other conditions:
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebral misalignment
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated and bulging discs
- Sciatica (pinched nerve endings)
Lower Back Pain Symptoms
A sharp shooting, dull aching, or burning pain may start suddenly or come on slowly. The pain may worsen with activities such as bending or prolonged sitting, improve with rest, or travel to the hips, buttocks, or legs. Muscle spasms, stiffness, and loss of mobility are also common. You may even experience numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness if the nerve roots are compressed.
Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain
Our chiropractor, servicing Jackson and the surrounding West TN area, will examine and evaluate you thoroughly to figure out why your lower back hurts. We may also do X-rays to assess the spine for injuries and degenerative problems. Chiropractic manipulations and spinal decompression are drug-free methods that provide our patients with significant pain relief, improve joint flexibility, and restore balance.
- Chiropractic Adjustments: Manipulation therapy is used to realign the spine and improve pain associated with misalignment. It also rejuvenates the musculoskeletal system and helps the nervous system to function more efficiently.
- Spinal Decompression: Traction therapy is used to increase the space between the spinal bones, so the ruptured or bulging discs can move back in place and heal. This chiropractic technique also helps widen the spinal canal, release pinched nerves, and relieve joint restrictions.
Ultrasound, electric stimulation, and corrective exercises are other healing therapies done to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the core. You can also benefit from our educational programs designed to work with your daily activities to prevent pain from recurring.
Call Today to Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor, Dr. Joel Durham
Durham Chiropractic provides a compassionate setting for patients in Jackson, Madison County, and West TN, to receive chiropractic care for low back pain and other types of pain conditions. Schedule your consultation by calling 731-664-2929.