How to Treat Your Lower Back Pain
By King Chiropractic
December 22, 2017
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Lower Back Pain  

Wow, does your lower back hurt! You've been very uncomfortable for more than a week now, and it seems almost constant. Should you lower back painseek treatment for your lower back pain? Chiropractors, Dr. L. Neil King, Dr. Kelly Groves, Dr. Mark Alexander and Dr. Andrew Vaky recommend rapid diagnosis and treatment of what's causing your problem. Their expertise and kindly care will get you feeling better fast at King Chiropractic in Gaithersburg, Urbana, Potomac, and Clarksburg, MD.

What happens to the lower back

Most lower back, or lumbar, pain is related to straining of the large muscles which support and move the spine. Other causes are degenerative arthritis involving the vertebrae, or bones, which make up the spine and also herniation of the cushioning discs in the spinal column. Both conditions aggravate the spinal nerves and can refer symptoms to the buttocks and down both legs.

How your chiropractor can help

Your chiropractor will perform a medical history review and a physical to confirm his diagnosis.

How will your doctor treat your lower back pain?

The professional staff of King Chiropractic may advise any number of treatment options, depending on your unique needs. The simplest rehabilitation can happen at home with:

  • Simple stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Losing weight and strengthening core (abdominal muscles)
  • Being more mobile throughout the day (bed rest is not a good idea)
  • Changing to a more supportive chair at work
  • Hot or cold packs to the inflamed areas of the back

At King Chiropractic, your doctor may perform spinal adjustments to correct any misalignments of the vertebrae (subluxations), use massage therapy to loosen tight muscles and connective tissue or use more advanced modalities such as:

  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Cortisone injections to reduce inflammation
  • Traction

Your chiropractor uses an individualized approach tailored to each of his patient's specific needs. You can be sure that your back doctor will consider carefully what combination of treatments will work best to relieve your lower back pain.

Don't suffer

Your back pain won't simply disappear. Learn the reasons for it, and establish a sensible plan for prevention and treatment with the experts at King Chiropractic. We have four locations to serve you: Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD. Please call (301) 926-5200 for the Gaithersburg office, (240) 403-7103 for the Potomac office, (301) 874-9002 for the Urbana office, and (240) 745-2151 for the Clarksburg office.



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