You may experience low back problems quite frequently. This chronic condition can have many root causes. You might be sleeping on an old, worn out mattress or one that doesn’t have lumbar support. In an effort to save money, we sometimes buy a less expensive mattress and then undergo years of back aches because our backs are not getting the proper support for a good night’s sleep. This can affect your overall health if not addressed.
Low back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder that affects 80% of the population at some point in their lives. It is the second most common neurological illness, with headache being number one. Every year low back pain or lumbago is responsible for millions of employees missing out on work.
Cures and Treatments
Low back pain is classified as either acute, subacute or chronic. Many of us try to just put up with it using over the counter medications to alleviate the painful symptoms. Sometimes we also try getting a deep tissue or Swedish massage and this can bring soothing relief in many cases. Another cure is the heating pad or use of a topical analgesic. If you are able to get there safely, then soaking in a warm tub with Epsom Salts added to the water can relax the muscles. Be sure to get help getting in and out of the tub.
Many sufferers seek out Utah chiropractor, Dr. Bob Seiler. He addresses conditions like these in a variety of ways and begins by talking with the patient to find out exactly what the cause of the low back pain is. Sometimes we simply sleep wrong or take a bad fall at work. This can dislocate discs or cause spinal misalignment. Learning the cause of your low back pain is an important step in curing the condition and avoiding future episodes.
Young people and others can cause spinal misalignment and low back pain from bad posture. Sitting over a computer where you are in a stooped position is bad for neck and back. If we sit or stand in slouching or unconventional positions on a regular basis, then eventually a person may see an unnatural curvature of the spine. Once this occurs it is very difficult to reverse.
When it comes to low back pain, your best bet is normally to see a chiropractor to get an adjustment. With manual therapy and manipulation of the spine, Dr. Bob Seiler can relieve the pressure and pain of your low back ache. He can also recommend methods of avoiding future discomfort. These might include changes in your lifestyle that would be a positive affect on your overall health.
Your lower back is made up of an intricate structure of tendons, muscles and other soft tissue. These sensitive nerves can cause pain to radiate to other parts ofyour body and occasionally low back pain is a symptom of a much more severe medical problem.
Dr. Bob Seiler believes in treating the body’s overall condition and he always seeks out natural solutions that bring healing relief that is long term. Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness in Salt Lake City offers you many treatment options to reduce swelling and restore mobility to neck and back. Dr. Seiler formulates a personalized treatment plan for each person so that they receive the ultimate relief. His goal is help your body get strong and healthy so that it can heal itself.