Three Signs Of Lower Back Pain
Are you struggling with lower back pain? It can be extremely uncomfortable, affecting your job, hobbies, and relationships. At Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara, this is one of the most common complaints that we see. However, many people wait too long before coming in. Here are three signs that you should book a chiropractic assessment sooner rather than later:
1: Pain That Lingers or Reoccurs
This sign could indicate an underlying problem that is triggering your lower back pain. A few common culprits include:
- sleeping on the wrong kind of mattress
- slumping at your desk or lifting heavy objects with poor form
- an old accident or injury that did not heal properly
- an overall weak back, core, and hamstrings
- a misalignment elsewhere that is throwing your spine out of balance
- underlying health issues such as a tumor or slipped disc
In order to keep the pain from coming back, you will need to address the root cause. Your chiropractor can work with you to figure out what is going on and what you can do.
2: Chronic Headaches and Migraines
Headaches can be triggered by several issues. However, one of the main causes is tension in the neck and shoulders. Your body may be instinctively tightening up to manage your low back pain.
These headaches are often very resistant to OTC painkillers because those pills do nothing to address the issues in your lower back. Chiropractic care, perhaps combined with other techniques such as massage therapy, can be extremely helpful for managing your chronic and debilitating headaches.
3: Pain That Spreads Over Time
When pain is left unaddressed, your body will try to adapt to protect itself. You may hunch your back or slouch. Some muscles may over-engage to shore up your injured and weak lower back. All these areas, connected via the spinal column, may begin to ache.
These adaptations may temporarily relieve some of your pain. However, they come at a cost. All of this puts excessive strain on other parts of your body. Those areas are vulnerable to damage and overuse injuries. A spinal realignment can help in the short term, but over the longer term, you will need to address the lower back itself.
Call Us Today For An Appointment
Are you interested in all-natural pain relief and a speedy recovery from low back pain? Contact us at Advanced Chiropractic Group today. Our team will work with you to improve your health with a variety of cutting-edge techniques and therapeutic services. Contact us today to book an appointment.