Back Pain comes in many different forms. Studies show that nearly 90% of all back pain is considered mechanical. This essentially means that most back pain is musculoskeletal in nature and responds well to conservative treatment with life style modifications. Your chiropractor can determine the source of your pain and help you on your path to recovery. For most people this will consist of a series of adjustments and home exercises to test the efficacy of treatment.
Causes of Back Pain
The are many reasons for Low Back Pain. Poor posture and arthritis are two of the most common.
Poor posture such as slouching in in chair can contribute low back pain. Poor posture can lead to muscle imbalance which weakness core strength damage joints and affect the discs in your back.
Spinal arthritis begins at an early age and progresses over your life time. The affect of arthritis are not normally seen on x-ray until a person’s forties, but they can feel the affects often much earlier. Family, work and injury history can explain a lot about a persons conditions.
When low back pain is the result of a pinched nerve this can lead to pain down the leg and some times weakness. Sciatica is generally referred to as pain generated from the lumbar spine referring to or past the back of the knee.
A poor core is often the underling cause of back pain. Increasing strength and coordination helps reduce symptoms.
If you are suffering from low back pain your first inclination should be to get a proper diagnosis. If there no red flags such as tumors or fracture, chiropractic and strength training are the best options when first starting out.