A common cause of low back pain can be problems with the disc, the fibrous cushion between each vertebra. A bulging or ruptured disc can irritate nerves that travel from the spinal cord.
Sciatic nerve pain, Leg pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs may all be a result of disc irritation. Low back problems are more common in people who are in poor physical condition and those with jobs that include heavy lifting, long periods of sitting, standing or lots of bending. Emotional stress or long periods of inactivity may intensify symptoms or trigger the appearance of previous problems.
Additionally, we may suggest adding exercises, hot or cold compresses, or massage to compliment your adjustments. It may also be helpful to consider some lifestyle changes such as healthier eating and stress reduction techniques.
It is important to have back pain treated as soon as possible preferably within the first month of the onset of the pain.
Waiting until the pain is unbearable or immobilizing is not only unhealthy but may end up costing more time, stress, and pain in the long run. There is no reason to suffer longer than you must, and chiropractic care at Ho’ola Chiropractic can help get you back to a pain free life!