Low back pain facts

Low back pain is not preventable, especially at old age. As we grow old, our back loses strength and resilience. Luckily, there are several ways one can get relief, no matter the cause of your back pain and one of these ways is through chiropractic.

What is the lower back?

The back is also called the lumbar region of the spine. The lumbar spine is what carries the weight of our entire upper body, plus biomechanical stresses that occur with movement. Do you know that our lumbar spine has five vertebrae—backbones? Each back vertebra has a large disc – cushiony gel wrapped in a tough membrane. Each vertebra also has two cartilage-lined facet joints on its backside. Your lower back also includes ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Tendons attach muscles to the vertebrae.

Lower back pain, how long does it last?

Lower back pain is acute, chronic, or subacute. An acute episode of back pain usually lasts a few days to 4 weeks. Subacute lower back pain can last between 4 to 12 weeks. However, most people that have acute back pain often develop chronic back pain and this can last for 12 weeks or longer.

Common causes of lower back pain?

Most times, back pain causes are viewed as being organic, mechanical, or idiopathic.

Often, mechanical back pain is triggered by spinal movement and it involves spinal structures, such as intervertebral discs, the facet joints, vertebral bodies, soft tissues, or ligaments, muscles. Organic back pain instead is a disease, such as spinal cancer.

Finally, Idiopathic back pain refers to an unknown cause.

Low back pain treatment with chiropractic 

Back pain can be relieved with chiropractic. Chiropractic can be a way to relieve and manage swelling and pain caused by back pain. Routine chiropractic care is a safe treatment for patients with back pain, it’s a non-addictive and non-invasive alternative prescription for over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), commonly prescribed to patients for their pain and swelling. Chiropractors deliver non-invasive, non-addictive, and gentle therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment.

Finding the best chiropractic care in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte’s residents suffering from pain can be helped by a good chiropractor. ChiroCarolina™ specializes in treating patients for chronic and acute pain, car accidents, and all kinds of injuries. When it comes to follow-up care, ChiroCarolina™ stands above other area clinics. Every solution is pain-free!

ChiroCarolina®, one of Charlotte’s premier chiropractic clinics, is known throughout the Southeast for providing the best chiropractic care in the residential, NoDa, and college areas, conveniently located on North Tryon Street. Trust ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte:  visited by patients throughout the south:  North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, and Texas.