When the lower back muscles or ligaments are damaged, it causes severe lower back pain. The most common complaint of people who visit a chiropractor is lower back pain which can be acute and disabling. Without immediate treatment this damaged area can develop into chronic back pain. This is why it is important for complete recovery that you visit to a chiropractor as soon as possible.
Types of Lower Back Strain
Muscle strain and lumbar strain are the two most common types of lower back strain. Muscle strain is commonly known as a pulled muscle. When the lower back muscles are torn or stretched too far it causes severe lower back pain. As with a muscle strain, if the ligaments, which are very tough and fibrous and connect the bones together, are torn or stretched too far, they are referred to as lumbar strain.
Lower back strain symptoms may vary and may range from mild to severe pain. They may include the following:
- Localized lower back pain
- Areas which are tender in the lower back
- A pain that suddenly develops
- Muscle spasms
- Diminishing pain when resting
Whenever a muscle or ligament is injured, the area becomes inflamed leading to a spasm. It can be very painful, even leading to immobility, if this happens in the back. A chiropractor can stabilize the area by ensuring that the spine is able to support the muscles and ligaments of the lower back by being properly aligned. Inflammation of the area can be decreased by applying ice and blood flow to the area encouraged with the application of heat. Improving knowledge by learning the correct lifting methods to prevent injury from occurring again.
You should not hesitate to seek chiropractic care if you have experienced a lower back pain. Give Innovative Chiropractic a call. Our office in Mill Creek, WA is open. We can help you back to overall health and wellness without using drugs or surgery.