Back pain is the most common reason why people seek chiropractic care. An estimated 8 out of 10 people in the UK will suffer from back pain and its effects at some point in their life. (NHS Choices)
Back pain normally feels like tension, ache or stiffness in the back. In many cases bad posture, poor lifting techniques and poor core musculature lies at the root of the problem and can trigger pain. Surprisingly in most cases the pain is caused by minor problems such as tight muscles, sprains or poor joint movement. Back pain can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines advise that a course of manual therapy, including spinal manipulation or mobilisation and massage, are all effective treatment choices for non-specific low back pain, and there is positive evidence that using these approaches effectively treats low back pain.
What are the symptoms of back pain?
Some of the most common symptoms of lower back pain include:
- soreness, tension or stiffness in your lower back,
- pain down the front, side or back of your leg(s),
- sudden pain after lifting heavy objects or twisting your back,
- pain which worsens at night, during activity or after sitting still for a prolonged period of time.
How Ice Arena Chiropractic Clinic can treat your back pain
Until recently, researchers believed that back pain would heal on its own. Unfortunately, more recent studies have revealed that, if left untreated, back pain may alleviate temporarily but will eventually return. It is here that Ice Arena Chiropractic can help you. Our professional chiropractic care can effectively treat your lower back pain and prevent future side effects.
Some of the most common causes of lower back pain include:
- sprained ligaments,
- strained/tight muscles,
- ruptured disks,
- trigger points,
- inflamed joints,
- subluxations (i.e. a neurological disruption in the normal movement or position of the vertebrae),
- disc herniations (although herniated discs rarely heal completely, regular chiropractic care can prevent further deterioration),
- spasms (often caused by overworking your lower back muscles or ligaments).
A large number of the causes of lower back pain are often the result of sports injuries. As a result, the use of sports massage has often been heralded as a supportive measure for lower back issues. By undergoing regular massage treatments, you can significantly reduce your probability of sustaining lower back injuries in the future.
Due to the plethora of causes of lower back pain and the large amount of sufferers who leave their symptoms untreated, it is important that you seek professional help to prevent long term repercussions.
At Ice Arena Chiropractic, we offer a unique approach to healing and wellness. By practicing advanced chiropractic techniques, we can treat your lower back pain and prevent the risk of future injury.
We also offer lifestyle advice on exercise, nutrition, stress management and much more which can help support you and you’re healing.
Fortunately, chiropractic treatment for lower back pain is a simple and effective process. The majority of our clients simply require an adjustment of their lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis which will re-establish their normal motion and the position of their bones and joints, and massage therapy to help stabilize the local muscles.
Subsequently, a series of major medical studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for low back pain. Chiropractic care is the only method of treatment which actively works to re-establish normal vertebral motion and position in your spine. All other treatments, such as muscle relaxants, pain killers and bed rest, will temporarily alleviate the symptoms of the problem but do not correct the cause of the problem itself.