At North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center in Sandpoint, we offer treatment for lower back pain. Since there are several causes for this condition, we will first examine you to determine the cause, then provide timely treatment. Dr. Ambridge works with you to develop a treatment plan that suits you best.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Some of the common causes of lower back pain include:
- Lifting or pulling heavy things
- Poor workout techniques
- Poor posture
- Health conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, muscle strains, spinal stenosis, and fibromyalgia
- Sports injuries
Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Some of the symptoms of lower back pain include:
- Dull or achy pain in the lower back
- Sharp, stinging pain that radiates to the hips, legs, and feet
- Muscle tightness and spasms in the lower back
- Pain that gets worse when you sit or stand for long
Home Remedies for Lower Back Pain
If your lower back pain is not severe and hasn't lasted for several days, you can try the following home remedies:
- Keep moving, especially if the pain worsens when you lie down or sit
- Stretch regularly
- Maintain good posture
- Heat and ice therapy
Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain
Chiropractic care is an effective method of treating lower back pain. When you see a chiropractor for lower back pain, we will first perform a comprehensive examination to diagnose the condition. We also request your medical history. Our chiropractor may also request imaging tests such as x-rays and CT scans to evaluate you further and make a precise diagnosis.
Treatment depends on your condition and its severity. The techniques used are non-invasive and safe. Our chiropractor may work with another health provider, such as a neurologist since lower back pain can have a connection with the neurological system. The chiropractic treatment plan is usually divided into several sessions, depending on your condition. You might find relief in the first sessions, but you need to go for all of the recommended ones to heal fully.
Contact North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center in Sandpoint, ID
Lower back pain can interfere with your life significantly, especially if it is chronic. If you are looking for a more natural approach to get relief from lower back pain, visit North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center in Sandpoint. Call our team today at (208) 946-5888 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ambridge.