An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Low Back Pain
At Ringer Chiropractic, lower back pain is one of the most common symptoms we treat. Your lower back muscles are vulnerable to everyday strains and sprains, especially if your movements are repetitive, abrupt, or lack proper support. You may also develop lower back pain because of a condition or acute injury that prevents your tissue or joints from healing or working together properly. No matter what your lower back pain looks like, we offer natural back pain treatment options that may work for you.
Our Tracy chiropractors, medical doctors, and therapists work together to help patients heal. If you have lower back pain that interferes with your quality of life, consider our integrative approach to back pain relief.
While "lower back pain" may sound like its own symptom, it is actually a common problem that may include (or be accompanied by) specific types of discomfort and pain. For example, some lower back pain makes it difficult to walk or stand, and some back pain radiates into other body parts. Pain itself also comes in different types and severity levels. Because our treatment approach is designed to solve the underlying source of your lower back pain, it is important to know each and every symptom you are experiencing.
We will make it easier by sharing some of the symptoms that we see most frequently in Tracy, CA. Many of our patients experience lower back pain that includes the following symptoms:
Lower back pain is a common symptom because it has many possible causes. Injury, illness, age-related degeneration, and even stress and poor posture can all lead to pain in the lower back. Some of the most common causes of lower back pain in Tracy include:
Sciatica – The sciatic nerve has a cluster of roots in the lower back, but it spreads to the legs and feet, so any compression or pressure will cause both back pain and pain elsewhere in the body
Muscle Strain – Sports injuries, workers comp injuries, and auto accident injuries may all include tearing or straining of the lower back muscles. If you lifted a heavy object, twisted suddenly, or simply moved in a low-impact way without proper core muscle support, you could have a slight lower back injury
Degenerative Disc Disease –Discs prevent the vertebrae from rubbing against each other, so when they degenerate, extra friction may cause severe lower back pain
Herniated Disc – When a disc slips out of place, spinal fluid may leak onto the sensitive spinal nerves, causing lower back pain
Spondylolisthesis – Chronic stress and strain may cause this painful condition, in which one vertebra slides forward over another
If you are interested in a natural, non-surgical path to back pain relief, you have many options at our Tracy chiropractic clinic. Chiropractic care is a holistic, drug-free wellness approach that targets the source of your symptoms to promote healing, and it includes both pain relief and corrective care. Our goal isn't just to relieve the immediate pain, but also to help your body heal and prevent the problem from occurring again.
So, how do we treat lower back pain? Each Tracy chiropractor and doctor at our integrated wellness center is a specialist in specific injuries and conditions. Your treatment needs will depend on the source of your back pain, so it is very important for us to get to the root of your symptoms for long-term relief. Our lower back pain treatment approach usually includes a combination of chiropractic techniques, including chiropractic adjustments that realign the vertebrae and massage therapy that stimulates inflamed muscle and tissue to encourage healing.
Call 209-835-2225 today to make an appointment for lower back pain relief at Ringer Chiropractic.