Low back pain is a very common concern that affects up to 90% of the world’s population at some point during their lifetime. But what do you do when lower back pain won’t go away? It is an accepted fact that lower back pain is not a disease on its own but rather a symptom of different and sometimes divergent underlying physical problems.
Studies have shown that low back pain is second only to the common cold as a leading cause of absenteeism from work. In North America, it is the most common neurologic complaint surpassed only by headache complaints.
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The lower back is a highly intricate and delicately interconnected body structure. Elements that form the lower back include muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. It also has bundles of sensitive nerves and nerve roots that traverse from the lower back to our feet and legs.
The lower back is also home to spinal discs that have some gelatinous inner cores and a wide variety of complex and tiny joints. All these elements need to function and operate in tandem to avoid instances of pain. A slight imbalance on any of the above mentioned delicate parts may lead to some pain.
Acute Back Pain
Acute, or short term back pain, usually lasts for a few days and is commonly referred to as being mechanical in nature. It occurs mostly as a result of trauma to the back.
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic back pain on the other hand persists for quite a while; usually three months or more. Most patients wonder when to worry about lower back pain; when it is chronic or acute? One is well advised to keep an eye on both.
When Should I Worry About Lower Back Pain?
Due to the high prevalence of low back complaints there are certain symptoms that should be cause for worry and demand urgent chiropractic attention.
If the back pain is caused by an instance of trauma or is accompanied by some symptoms like fever and chills all over the body, or if there is significant amount of leg weakness being experienced either on both legs or on one leg then there is cause for alarm and a visit to a qualified health professional should be a priority.
Continuous and severe abdominal pains accompanying bouts of low back pain should never be ignored. A chiropractor will generally investigate possible causes of the pain and x-rays are taken (if required). When experiencing lower back pain that just won’t go away, a visit to your local chiropractor will be able to make the adjustments of nerves along the back, releasing any pinches on the nerves.
How Chiropractic Helps Patients with Back Pain
Our goal at Core Wellness Centre is to help you get back to your normal activities as soon as possible so that you can enjoy your everyday life without pain. If you have back pain that won’t go away, We will work to address the underlying causes of your lower back pain so you can sleep better at night and get back to working and moving pain-free.
Prevention and Whole Person Care
Chiropractor Dr. Kris Dorken is a “whole person” doctor who views back pain as unique to each patient. Therefore, our clinic does not focus on just your back pain. Chiropractic care includes nutrition, stress management, massage therapy and lifestyle goals (because all of those can add to back pain, so you need to address them if you really want to relieve your pain).
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