Low Back Pain | Dee Why Chiropractic Care

Low back pain is extremely common as 80% of adults report they have experienced it at some stage of their life. Low back pain can be mild and sometimes quite crippling. 

Whether you work at a desk or have a job that requires a lot of lifting or bending, low back pain can severely affect your productivity. In fact low back pain is the most common cause of sick days in the workplace.

Day to day movements such as tying your shoe laces or getting out of a chair can be quite challenging if you are suffering from back pain. The good news chiropractic can help. 

Common causes of low back pain include:

  • Bending over
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Poor lifting form
  • Muscular imbalances
  • Poor Posture
  • Sports injuries or accidents
  • Trauma

Sources of low back pain include:

  • Irritation of low back nerves
  • Spinal joints
  • Spinal discs 
  • Arthritis
  • Muscles
  • Organs

Symptoms of low back pain include:

  • Low back ache that is constant
  • Sharp pain with movement
  • Sciatica
  • Referral into the hip, buttock or legs
  • Back stiffness and limited motion due to pain
  • Numbness, tingling and/or weakness in your legs

Sometimes the pain may resolve itself within a few days or weeks, however your back pain can relapse because the dysfunction remains. 

While medications may provide temporary relief, the underlying cause of the pain is left untreated. At Dee Why Chiropractic Care we want to accurately diagnose the source of the pain and then implement a treatment plan that targets the symptoms and cause of your back pain. 

If you have any further questions regarding back pain and how we can help you, don’t hesitate to call us today.

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