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Chiropractic and Low Back Pain

Low back pain accounts for the majority of presentations seen in a Chiropractic office.

Some suffer a debilitating attack of acute low back pain that came on suddenly while bending at the waist, while others suffer for months or years from a stiff achy back.

Listed are some of the most common symptoms:

Dull aching
Sharp or stabbing pain
Tired or fatigued
Tingling
Burning
Associated symptoms in the legs or feet
Pain that seems to radiate into the abdominal area
Stiff and achy upon waking
Pain after standing or walking

Causes (General)

There are numerous potential causes of low back pain:

Past physical trauma to any part of the body
Digestion / viscerally related (irritable bowel, dysbiosis, colitis, ulcer, hiatal hernia, chronic diarrhea, constipation, etc.)
Food allergies / dietary habits
Side effects of medication
Foot, ankle, knee or hip pathology
Piercing
Emotions
Arthritis
Obesity
Lack of adequate rest

Causes (Structural)

“Locking” of lumbar vertebrae (subluxations)
Pelvis / sacrum misalignment
Muscle spasm
Herniated disc
Trigger points
Overstretching of ligaments and joints
Surgical scars: c-section, hernia, etc.

Chiropractic / Applied Kinesiology Approach to Low Back Pain

Numerous studies have shown that Chiropractic is more successful in delivering long-term results in the treatment for low back pain than any other form of therapy.

Moreover, many who initially sought Chiropractic for low back pain often find to their amazement that other health problems have improved. Females will often note their menstrual pain has vanished for the first time in years, while men often experience resolution of erectile dysfunctions. An improvement in overall digestion is frequently noticed by both sexes. This is not surprising when you consider that the nerves which supply the muscles of the low back also supply the organs and glands in the lumbo-pelvic region.

When it comes to low back pain, the "total health concept" must be applied because there are so many potential causes for low back pain. More often than not, there are numerous causes of back pain existing simultaneously.

Dr. Morrison combines traditional Chiropractic with cutting edge methods of A.K. in order to provide therapy that is both thorough and effective.

The long-term outcome of proper musculo-skeletal alignment is increased flexibility, more strength, and renewed vitality.

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