Low Back Pain Treatments

If low back pain is interfering with your life, Dr. Michael Hartman and the team at Hartman Chiropractic And Nutrition Wellness Centre of Richmond Heights, MO, offer personalized treatment plans so that you can achieve optimal relief.

Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

One of the most common reasons for a visit to the chiropractor is pain in the lower back. One of the main reasons that it is so common is because it is a symptom of things that affect people of all ages and walks of life. Even young children can experience lower back pain.

The good news is that no matter who you are or why you are suffering from it, chiropractic care can help. Learn more about chiropractic care for low back pain in the guide below from Dr. Hartman and the team at Hartman Chiropractic And Nutrition Wellness Centre in Richmond Heights, MO.

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is most often caused by daily habits and activities – or the lack thereof. Being sedentary has been linked to lower back pain. However, being overly active can put strain on the lower back muscles.

Manual occupations are also responsible for many cases of pain in the lower back. This is especially true with jobs that require constant lifting or driving for extended periods. Excess weight can also cause lower back pain, as can the normal wearing of discs that occurs with age.

These habits, activities, and lifestyle factors often lead to:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Misalignment
  • Herniated discs
  • Compressed nerves
  • Sciatica

In some cases, conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis are at play.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

There are various chiropractic techniques utilized for lower back pain, including but not limited to those listed below.

  • Adjustments: Spinal adjustments and manipulation are essential for restoring alignment throughout the body.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture utilizes very thin needles to relieve pain and address issues within the nerves and soft tissues.
  • Nutritional guidance: Nutritional guidance is beneficial in many ways, including weight management and eating foods that improve spinal health.

Your chiropractor might also recommend therapeutic exercises. These are targeted movements and stretches that can help relieve lower back pain and prevent injuries from occurring in the future.

Don’t let low back pain have another moment of your time. Begin your journey to relief by calling (314) 644-3202 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hartman at Hartman Chiropractic And Nutrition Wellness Centre of Richmond Heights, MO.