Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from. It can develop from a variety of different activities, and often becomes debilitating. At SoCal Spinal Decompression Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc.. in Los Angeles, CA, our doctors can help. We provide a variety of natural treatment methods for lower back pain and other ailments. Here are some commonly asked questions about lower back pain.

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Who can get lower back pain?

Lower back pain can happen to anyone at any age. However, it is particularly prevalent in the 40 to 80 age group.

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain is a condition that is typically manifested by more than one variable. Factors that can cause lower back pain include:

  • Repetitive motion
  • Poor posture
  • Stress levels
  • Diet
  • High impact work or hobbies
  • Age
  • Sports

The most prominent underlying conditions that cause lower back pain are an injury to a disc, spinal stenosis, arthritis, nerve compression, or facet joint irritation. In addition, low back pain can result from referred pain signals from other parts of the body through neural and musculoskeletal connections.

What are the psychological impacts of lower back pain?

If lower back pain is chronic, it can result in significant psychological consequences. It may begin with disturbed sleep and progress to the avoidance of certain activities for fear of pain. Chronic pain is sometimes the root cause of depression, which only deepens when physical activities have been limited because of the lost ability to move without pain.

How can I prevent lower back pain?

Healthy choices, in terms of diet and lifestyle, will help you avoid low back pain or injuries and recover quicker if an accident occurs. A strong core and smart bending, lifting, and stretching habits can help you avoid lower back pain, as well.

How is lower back pain treated?

The first step is to get a diagnosis from our chiropractor. After a diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you. We often use spinal adjustments with the flexion-distraction technique to realign the back. Our chiropractor can also give you exercises to improve your range of motion. We also offer massage therapy, acupuncture, muscle stimulation, trigger point therapy, and more to alleviate lower back pain.

Visit Our Chiropractor in Los Angeles, CA for Low Back Pain Treatment

If you are suffering from lower back pain, we can help. At SoCal Spinal Decompression Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc.. in Los Angeles, CA, our chiropractor will alleviate your pain and help your back heal. Call us today to schedule an appointment.