At Performance Health Chiropractic in Ann Arbor, we provide chiropractic care for low back pain and a variety of other conditions. Our goal is to relieve your pain and improve your overall quality of life.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the most common complaint we see. In fact, 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
Strains and Sprains
Strains and sprains are the most common cause of low back pain. These injuries can be caused by improper twisting, lifting, or bending. Even daily activities like coughing and sneezing can cause a sprain or strain.
Disc problems are another common cause of back pain. Degenerative disc disease and herniated or bulging discs are the most common types of disc problems.
Spinal misalignment can be the cause of back pain or a contributing factor. Misalignment can trigger pain and inflammation and also makes your body more susceptible to injuries, disc problems, and sciatica.
Arthritis is another frequent cause of back pain. Arthritis causes pain, inflammation, and stiffness. It is more common as you age or have a previous injury.
Low Back Pain Treatment
Low back pain treatment begins with a diagnosis. Your chiropractor will perform a physical exam and discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. We may also advise you to get X-rays or MRIs to help determine the root cause of your back pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are the foundation of chiropractic care. Your chiropractor will use gentle thrusts to correct misalignments in your spine and other areas of your body. This can provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, improve nervous system function, and improve your mobility.
Massage therapy is a great complementary therapy. It can relax tense muscles, which can reduce pain. It also reduces inflammation, improves blood flow, increases your range of motion, and helps speed up the healing process.
Corrective exercises are often recommended along with chiropractic adjustment. Your chiropractor will teach you how to do the exercises in their office. Then, you can continue to perform the exercises at home. Corrective exercises can increase your range of motion and flexibility, provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, and strengthen weak muscles. It also helps support proper spinal alignment.
Your chiropractor may also provide lifestyle advice. They can help determine which habits are helpful and which are not good for you. This may include an exercise regimen and dietary changes.
Low Back Pain Relief at Performance Health Chiropractic
If you are experiencing low back pain in Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti, contact Performance Health Chiropractic at (734) 929-4523. Our treatments include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and corrective exercises.