Don’t Let Lower Back Pain Get You Down

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Do you get out of bed with your back aching and stiff each morning?  Lower back pain can range from dull and constant to sharp and sudden pain.  If it disrupts your daily life, you may want to visit a chiropractor. 

The Lower Back

The lower back consists of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments and muscles all working together to provide support, strength and flexibility.  As it supports the weight of the body, it’s also susceptible to injury and pain.  The American Chiropractic Association states that 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.  Many causes include accidents, sports injuries, body height and weight, lifting on the job, poor posture and lack of exercise.  A chiropractic consultation will help determine the right treatment and diagnosis.  Chiropractic offers many low back treatment options that help fix the root cause for long-term relief.  Here are a few examples to consider:

Techniques

  1. Diversified Technique involves the application of short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust over restricted joints.  This works towards restoring the range of motion in the joint. 
  1. The Thompson Technique also emphasizes high-velocity and low amplitude thrust but uses a special table with several segments in it known as drop pieces.  The table segments can be lifted so that upon the delivery of the thrust, the table drops.  This minimizes the force and pressure required for the adjustment. 
  1. The Activator Method Technique uses a spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical adjusting instrument.  The Activator allows chiropractors to provide a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.  


TAKE ACTION TODAY 

It’s important to treat lower back pain early before it becomes chronic.  Talk to Dr. Taylor Davis at Davis Spine and Sport in McKinney, TX to find the cause of your lower back pain.  Davis Sport and Spine will create a treatment plan to help you get back to doing the things you love!  Schedule your appointment today! 

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