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Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is a common medical problem among patients of all ages, including active men and women and those who lead more sedentary lives. Without proper medical attention, your pain can become chronic and debilitating, even interfering with your regular daily routines and affecting your ability to stay mobile. As a leading chiropractor for lower back pain in Boca Raton, Dr. Allan Della Bella starts with a careful diagnosis of the underlying cause of your lower back pain, targeting your treatment specifically to your needs so you can find long-term relief without relying on pain medication or invasive procedures.
Although different factors can cause lower back pain, most painful symptoms are associated with the repetitive use or overuse injuries that wind up causing excess strain on the muscles, ligaments, and joints in the back. Repeated bending and lifting, carrying heavy or uneven loads and even simple habits like poor posture or standing or sitting for long periods of time can cause lower back pain and related symptoms.
People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have lower back pain simply because of the added strain on the back and core muscles. Even pregnancy can contribute to lower back pain as the growing belly shifts your center of gravity and places additional stress on your lower back.
Sore, aching, overworked muscles are at the root of most types of back pain, and often, the unbalanced strains on the muscles that surround the spine can wind up pulling on the spine bones (vertebrae), forcing them out of alignment. At the same time, the spongy discs located between the vertebrae can move out of their normal positions, extending beyond the edge of the bones and pressing on the nerves as they exit the spinal canal. Nerve compression and irritation are especially common in lower back pain because the lower spine is very flexible. In fact, one of the most common types of back pain, sciatica, is caused by “pinched” nerves in the lower back.
When nerves are involved, pain and other symptoms can occur around your spine and anywhere along the nerve pathway. These types of lower back pain are often associated with other symptoms like:
Nerve-related symptoms can occur in one or both legs.
Visiting a chiropractor for lower back pain in Boca Raton is one of the best ways to relieve your symptoms and prevent them from recurring. As a top chiropractor for lower back pain in Boca Raton, Dr. DellaBella is skilled in diagnosing the cause of your painful symptoms using hands-on-techniques to isolate the underlying factors contributing to your symptoms. Depending on the cause of your lower back pain, your treatment may include:
If you have lower back pain, there's no reason to suffer. Take the first step toward relieving your symptoms and enjoying better spine health. Call Sherwood Chiropractic Center at 561-488-4000 and schedule a spinal evaluation today.