Treating Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is typically a pain you can’t ignore. In fact, it can prevent you from doing many regular tasks, like working or picking up your children. It can also interfere with your quality of sleep, your ability to walk comfortably, and more. Our team at Hull Chiropractic in Indianapolis doesn’t want you to suffer anymore, so we’ve put together this guide to help.
What’s Causing My Lower Back to Hurt?
It’s difficult to successfully fight an enemy you don’t know. Likewise, it’s difficult to treat pain when you don’t know what’s causing it. Unfortunately, lower back pain can come from a variety of things, including but not limited to:
- Muscle spasms
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle tears and strains
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Compressed nerves
For most people, work, daily tasks, and habits are at the root. For example, poor posture, improper lifting techniques, and repetitive movement can lead to pain. In other cases, injuries sustained during falls, car accidents, and similar events are at fault. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Dr. Hull can help you discover the root of your pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
When To Seek Care for Lower Back Pain
It’s wise to seek chiropractic care when you first sustain an injury or notice that your lower back pain is interfering with your quality of life. Sometimes, lower back pain will go away after stretching and rest. However, if it’s still present after a couple of days, you should see a chiropractor.
How A Chiropractor Helps
After discovering the root cause of your pain through discussion, a look at your medical history, a physical assessment, and any necessary testing, we will work together to create a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is not just to help you find relief today but to achieve lasting relief in the most natural ways possible. Typically, this will include:
- Spinal adjustments to restore proper alignment of the spine
- Spinal decompression, which relieves compressed nerves and muscles, as well as pulls herniated discs back into place
- Massage therapy to address muscle tension and improve blood flow to damaged areas
- Physical therapy to help stretch and strengthen damaged areas as well as improve mobility
Our chiropractor will also provide guidance and recommendations for steps you can take and habits you can build to address and prevent lower back pain.
Schedule Your Back Pain Relief Appointment
Back pain doesn’t have to be a life-long companion. If you live in or around Indianapolis and would like to schedule an appointment at Hull Chiropractic, call our team today at (317) 243-2392 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.