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What Is Causing My Lower Back Pain?


Lower Back Pain:

What your chiropractors in Columbia want you to know...

lower back pain

Nearly 80% of the population will experience back pain during their lifetime. If you’ve experienced aching, stabbing pain in your lower back, you know how debilitating it can be. Back pain can keep you from enjoying your life. You become fearful of doing anything that can aggravate back pain. All of the fear and pain can eventually be subsided once healing occurs through chiropractic care, but first you have to know what is causing your lower back pain. Your chiropractors at Advanced Physical Health in Columbia, MO Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Monique White and Dr. Sylvie Carpentier want to help you feel better.

You may experience lower back pain from:

  • A sports injurylower back pain
  • A car accident
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Bending over for long periods
  • Standing in place for long periods
  • Old injuries
  • Repetitive use
  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time

The lower back is made up of five lumbar vertebral bones. Each of these vertebral joint segments have certain structures of that can be the cause of your pain:

  • Spinal discs
  • Facet joints 
  • Nerve inflammation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sprains of spinal ligaments

There are also certain conditions that can cause lower back pain including spinal stenosis, joint, and disc problems, and other spinal conditions. As you age or if you are overweight, you are also at greater risk of experiencing lower back pain.

You can do a lot to prevent lower back pain. Remember to:

  • Sit up straight and maintain good posture
  • Be active and be sure to warm up before sports activities
  • Wear supportive footwear for what you are doing
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Sleep on a medium to firm mattress
  • Avoid high-impact activities

You can try some simple gentle stretching exercises at home to relieve your lower back pain however if you have stubborn, intense back pain that doesn’t get better, it’s time to call your chiropractors at Advanced Physical Health for help. They will recommend effective treatments like these:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal decompression
  • Acupuncture
  • Passive therapies
  • Rehabilitation exercises 

For more detailed information about lower back pain causes, symptoms, and treatments please visit the Lower Back Pain page on the website at https://www.columbiachiropractors.com/lower-back-pain.html

Lower back pain can keep you from enjoying your life, so don’t suffer. Instead, call your chiropractors at Advanced Physical Health in Columbia, MO to help you feel better. Get some relief from your lower back pain by calling today!

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