Did you know that approximately 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point during their life? While most back pain isn’t serious, it can interfere with your well-being and make even simple tasks like getting out of bed in the morning or climbing a flight of stairs nearly impossible. At Mountain View Chiropractic in Rapid City, South Dakota, Josh Biberdorf, DC, provides hands-on, chiropractic care to treat and relieve lower back pain. If you’re suffering, call the office or click the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Lower back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints. Your lower back, or lumbar spine, is responsible for carrying the entire weight of your upper body. As you get older, your vertebrae experience significant wear-and-tear as a result of daily activities like bending over, lifting objects, and changing positions. Any damage or inflammation to the vertebrae, ligaments, tendons, or muscles in your lower back can lead to lower back pain.
There are a wide variety of things that can cause lower back pain, including:
You might also experience lower back pain if you’re overweight, play sports regularly, or you’re pregnant.
To diagnose the source of your lower back pain, Dr. Biberdorf at Mountain View Chiropractic performs a spinal and posture screening and reviews your medical history. He also asks you questions about the symptoms you’re experiencing and their frequency. If this information doesn’t provide enough insight, Dr. Biberdorf might recommend treatment with MyoVisionⓇ – the EKG for spinal health. MyoVision is a diagnostic imaging tool that helps Dr. Biberdorf pinpoint the source of your pain.
In the past, treatment for lower back pain involved taking pain medications–prescription or otherwise–and getting plenty of rest. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that conservative, holistic treatments like chiropractic care are much more effective at relieving pain and inflammation while providing long-term results.
Dr. Biberdorf firmly believes in using all-natural methods to alleviate lower back pain, including posture correction and the pain-free Activator MethodⓇ. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, he regularly provides nutritional and exercise advice that can relieve pain and improve your quality of life.
Yes. Regularly participating in chiropractic adjustments with the Activator Method is one of the easiest and most effective ways to minimize lower back pain and improve your mobility. Dr. Biberdorf also recommends exercising regularly. For example, low impact exercises like swimming, walking, and cycling increase blood flow and relieve inflammation.
You should also drink plenty of water and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet that contains fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. In addition, you should always practice good posture, especially when lifting. If you need to pick up a box or other heavy object, lift with your legs, not your back.
For lower back pain treatment without painkillers, make an appointment at Mountain View Chiropractic today. Call the office or click the online booking tool.