Sometimes, the simplest activity or movement, like bending over to pick up dropped keys, can cause sudden lower back pain. Other times, painful muscles or stiffness in your lower back are the result of a sports injury, minor car accident, or fall. A lifetime of poor posture can cause back pain, too, as can obesity or ruptured disks in the spine.
Lifting heavy objects and moving furniture are other common causes of injuries that result in low back pain. Twisting your body while lifting an object may also result in an initial sharp pain that becomes more persistent if left untreated. Intense pain in your low back may also be a sign of an internal ailment, such as kidney stones or an infection.
Experts believe that as many as 80% of Americans experience some type of back pain symptoms every year. If left unchecked, back pain could become continual and debilitating. Dr. Cavallo and Dr. Altieri recommend identifying what is causing your low back pain as soon as possible, and to seek treatment so it doesn’t worsen over time.
Although it varies, common back pain symptoms include:
There are a variety of lower back pain treatment options that don’t require you to take medication. In fact, most pain can be alleviated with natural methods. Dr. Altieri and Dr. Cavallo specialize in treating all types of lower back conditions without medication.
Once they determine the cause of your low back pain, Dr. Altieri and Dr. Cavallo treat spine-related symptoms using a gentle, hands-on approach that is safe for adults and children. Returning your spine to its proper alignment will help you get long-term relief from back pain, rather than just masking symptoms with medication.
Additional therapies at AC Spine & Wellness Center that help relieve low back pain include:
Chiropractic adjustments combined with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques restore your back to its healthiest state. Call the office or schedule your consultation online today so you can be on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
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