Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is common and can limit your mobility and quality of life. In fact, 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. At Ireland Clinic of Chiropractic in Anchorage, AK, we offer a variety of treatments to help relieve your discomfort and improve your overall health. Prior to visiting us, learn more about lower back pain and how chiropractic can be beneficial for your recovery process! 

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What is Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain occurs in the lumbar spine, which begins at the base of your ribs and ends at your hips and buttocks. The pain can happen suddenly or gradually worsen over time. Along with that, the ache can be constant or come and go and might be mild or excruciating. Lower back pain can be caused by muscle strains and sprains, misalignment, poor posture, arthritis, bulging discs, herniated discs, or spinal stenosis. 

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain 

Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors. You may experience stiffness or difficulty moving freely, especially if you have been sitting or lying down for a long period of time. Not only that, but you may also find it challenging to maintain a good posture. As a result, your back might be flat instead of curved. Muscle spasms can also commonly occur due to lower back pain, which can make it difficult to move in certain ways and can cause severe discomfort.

Treating Low Back Pain 

When you visit us, our chiropractors will begin by determining the underlying cause of your back pain. Afterward, we will perform a physical exam and discuss your medical history, lifestyle, and any concerns or symptoms you may have to create a treatment plan that suits your condition. Some treatments that we use to treat back pain include:

Chiropractic Adjustment 

Chiropractic adjustment is often a primary treatment for low back pain. Our chiropractors will use gentle pressure and thrusts to help properly realign your joints or vertebrae. Proper spinal alignment can relieve pain, improve your nervous system function and blood flow, and increase flexibility. 

Massage Therapy 

Massage therapy can also help relieve low back pain, particularly if you have muscle pain or tension. If you are experiencing muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, or a recent muscle injury, you may find massage therapy beneficial. This treatment alleviates muscle tightness, improves blood circulation, and decreases inflammation. 

Therapeutic Exercises 

Therapeutic exercises can be highly helpful for lower back pain. Our chiropractor will teach you to do the exercises in the office and you can continue them at home. These exercises can strengthen weak muscles, help you maintain proper posture and spinal alignment, and increase your flexibility. 

Contact us for Treatment Today!

If you are suffering from lower back pain, our team at Ireland Clinic of Chiropractic in Anchorage, AK, is happy to help. We will evaluate your condition and develop a well-rounded treatment plan that can provide relief and improve your quality of life. To schedule your first appointment, contact our office at (907) 561-1222 today!

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