Lower back pain can become chronic and reduce mobility if it remains untreated. Medication and surgery are two traditional methods used to treat back pain. At Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic, in Richmond Hill, we take a non-medical approach. Our licensed chiropractor will apply safe and effective chiropractic techniques to improve back pain and help reduce the need for surgery.
Issues with the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or inflammation may be associated with pain in the lower back. It could be a dull aching, sharp stabbing, or burning pain. Pain lasting more than 12 weeks is considered chronic, particularly when home remedies or medical treatment failed to eliminate it.
Common Causes of Pain in the Lower Back
- Lifting heavy objects
- Poor posture
- Nerve root compression in the lumbar spine
- Repetitive use injury (sprains or strains)
- Accident injury
- Intervertebral disc degeneration
- Ruptured or herniated discs
- Medical condition, e.g., sciatica
Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain
Chiropractic care is a non-medical method of treating pain in the lower back. Treatment is done by a certified chiropractor onsite at Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic. Care involves spinal manipulation or spinal adjustment. Spinal adjustment helps realign the spine. Massage techniques such as trigger point therapy may also be used to release knots in the musculoskeletal tissues. Activator Methods are used to apply controlled force to achieve the following:
- Improve pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Release pressure on pinched nerves, discs, or soft tissue
- Increase flexibility
- Strengthen muscle
If you have persistent lower back pain, you can set up a consultation to see our licensed chiropractor, Dr. Chan. You will be thoroughly examined and evaluated to decide if chiropractic care is right for you. Give us a call today at (905)707-8328 or visit our Richmond Hill office.