The lower back is what gives us the strength and range of motion that we need to bend, twist, walk, jump and run. However, given its complexity, the lower back is vulnerable to pain and discomfort.
It might start as an occasional ache early on but can develop into a chronic and debilitating condition if left untreated. That’s why chiropractic care is essential for lower back pain.
Our chiropractor at Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton can work with you to diagnose the cause of your back pain and provide a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you.
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Lower Back Pain Treatment
Lower back pain will not go away on its own and can lead to other health-related issues if left untreated. That’s why our chiropractor will work to diagnose the root cause of your low back pain so we can create an effective treatment plan that’s right for you. We will assess your medical history, current health, and order x-rays or other imaging tests if needed.
Once we have completed our assessment, our chiropractor will combine various non-invasive techniques into a personalized treatment plan.
We often use chiropractic adjustments to gently realign the spine, alleviating pressure on the surrounding areas. Massage therapy is another excellent option for treating lower back pain. Stretching and strengthening exercises can help loosen the back muscles to improve flexibility and alleviate tension.
When your muscles are too tense, you may experience serious pain and decreased range of motion. Our chiropractors also use massage therapy to promote blood flow to the affected area.
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Aside from pain and discomfort, patients often experience reduced mobility and a lack of coordination when suffering from lower back-related issues. The pain can also spread to the legs, hips, or buttocks.
Causes of Low Back Pain
Often, lower back pain is the result of an injury, like a fall or a car accident. In other cases, the pain is caused by chronic health conditions or overuse, like moving heavy equipment. Other causes of low back pain include muscle strains, ligament sprains, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis.
Some people are at higher risk for low back injuries. They include people who are overweight or sedentary. People with jobs that involve heavy lifting are also at higher risk than the average person.
Contact Us for Low Back Pain Treatment in Renton, WA
Hughes Chiropractic and Massage provides treatment for patients suffering from lower back pain in and around the Renton area. If you have questions about your first consultation or want to learn more about the various services we offer, call our office today at (425) 271-4543. Our team can help you find a solution that’s right for you.