Lower Back Pain

At some point in most peoples lives, they will experience some degree of lower back pain. This might not sound that bad, but when it happens it can be a big problem. Lower back pain can effect almost everything you do in day to day life – bending over, standing up, sitting down etc. When and if this happens, most people need the problem solved fast so they can get back to their lives and work. If you live on the Central Coast, consider Dr. Andy Huyck at Maximum Health Chiropractic in Atascadero, CA.

Lower Back Pain Symptoms

  • Sudden or severe pain and aching in the lower back – particularly after moving suddenly, lifting something heavy or physical activity. This can include:
  • Muscle Spasms or Physical soreness to the touch
  • Difficulty moving, standing or walking
  • Pain that aches and is dull or constant rather than acute

The severity of lower back pain can range from extreme to mild. While some may heal on their own over time, it is best to seek out a trained back or spine professional to get treatment. This will not only speed up the recovery, but also help to identify the cause of the problem. Knowing the main cause of the problem can help to prevent future injuries as well.

Muscle strain, over use or injury is one of the common causes of lower back pain. Athletes and those with more physical jobs are likely candidates. Seeing your local doctor or a trained chiropractor should be the first step in treating this problem, as it could be a variety of issues including but not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle Strain

View more of the chiropractic services and techniques offered at Maximum Health Chiropractic or call today to setup an appointment at 805.466.0807. Some more back pain tools and resources can be found here

 

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