Lower Back Pain Relief with Chiropractic and Active Release (ART)

Treatment of lower back pain with Chiropractic and Active Release TechniquesApproximately 80% of people will suffer back pain at some point in their lives. 

In fact, 31 million Americans are suffering at any given time.  And while there are all kinds of pills, creams and patches that help reduce pain, they don't get to the root of the problem or offer any sort of long-term solutions. 

But a combination of Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques can do just that, and often in just a short period of time.  For Dr. McGahey's patients, that means less pain and a quick return to activity, without surgery or the mind-numbing effects of pain medication.

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What Causes Lower Back Pain?

The most common cause is something called repetitive strain injury.  This occurs when the spine and muscles are placed under stress, day after day.  When it happens over months or years, the joints become stiff and painful, and the muscles become short and weak.  Poor posture, computer work, physical labor, and sitting or standing for long periods of time can all place a significant amount of stress on the lower back.

This type of pain can sneak up on you when you least expect it.  You can be feeling fine one day, and the next day you move or bend in just the wrong way and all of a sudden you can't straighten up.  This is just your back telling you it's had enough, and now it's bringing some payback.

 

What Are The Symptoms of Lower Back Pain?

The most common symptoms are pain and stiffness over the lower back.  There may be sharp or catching pain that can make putting your socks on feel like running a marathon. You may feel pain over the buttocks, or even over the hip sockets when lying on your side.  If the sciatic nerve is irritated you may feel pain, tingling or numbness in your legs or even your feet, something called sciatica.

The types of symptoms really depend on the type of injury you've suffered, and which joints and muscles are involved.  The first step in knowing is a thorough examination by your Chiropractor to determine the exact cause of your lower back pain and the best approach to treating it.

 

Ready to Feel Better?

If pain and stiffness are creeping into your daily routine, don't ignore the warning signs.  You may end up with a bigger problem than you bargained for.  If you're suffering from lower back pain, Dr. McGahey can help you get to the source of the problem and create a treatment plan to help eliminate it as quickly as possible. 

Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques can help break up scar tissue and return normal motion to the joints, leading to improved flexibility, better sleep, a faster return to activity and less chance of re-injury down the road.

 

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