As your trusted chiropractor in Boca Raton, we strive to provide patients of all ages with the highest quality of care. Whether you’ve recently been injured on the job or you have been living with the chronic pain associated with sciatica, our friendly and experienced chiropractic care team has the skills necessary to help you heal naturally and without the use of prescription medications.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Patients may experience some form of lower back pain at any age. While many instances of low back pain will simply fade after a few hours or days, more serious musculoskeletal injuries or conditions can result in chronic lower back pain. Your lumbar spine or the low back area of the spine is made up of many interconnecting bones, nerves, joints, muscles, and ligaments that all work together to provide support and flexibility. But this complex structural system is also at a great risk of injury as you move about your day and as you grow older.
There are many different daily activities that can result in lower back pain including sitting at a desk, lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions, poor posture sports injuries and much more. Many low back injuries are the result of over-stretched or torn muscles and/or ligaments.
Common Symptoms of Lower Back Injuries
Low back injuries typically result in one or more common symptoms, including:
- A dull, aching pain that may be accompanied by mild to more severe muscle spasms, aching in the hips and pelvis area and limited mobility.
- Pain that radiates from the buttocks, down to the legs and feet. May include sharp pain, stinging, tingling and/or numbness.
- Pain that worsens when sitting for extended periods of time.
- Pain that is worse in the morning after waking up.
Diagnosing Lower Back Pain
During your comprehensive chiropractic exam, we will work to identify the root cause of your pain with manual palpitation, range of motion testing, and reflex testing. Depending on the location and severity of your injury, we may also complete additional diagnostic testing, including X-ray.
Chiropractic Care Treatment
Through the use of both manual and instrument-based chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractor can work to provide you with fast pain relief, reduce inflammation, restore proper range of motion and promote faster healing. Complementary treatment options including corrective exercises and massage therapy may also be recommended to help speed your recovery and provide additional relief.
Schedule an Appointment with our Chiropractor in Boca Raton
Want to learn more about chiropractic treatment for lower back pain with a trusted Boca Raton chiropractor? Call (561) 447-2228 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment.