Our Marysville Chiropractor Diagnoses & Treats Lower Back (Lumbar) Pain
Marysville chiropractor Dr. Robert Clarke is always putting his patients' health first, especially their spine health. Since lower back pain is such a common phenomenon (with an estimated worldwide prevalence of around 70-80%), Dr. Clarke is continually honing his diagnostic and therapeutic skills to help people find effective and lasting relief from their dysfunction.
Types, Causes & Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain doesn't always have a clear cause (although even these so-called "idiopathic" cases can respond positively to chiropractic treatment). When the cause is known, it may include a muscle strain, joint subluxation, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, ligament sprain, or spinal stenosis.
These conditions often develop between the interplay of genetics, body type, and environment. That is, people who are more likely to experience lower back pain include folks who are:
- Highly active
Poor posture, poor nutrition and hydration, and even mental stress can contribute to an episode of lower back pain. It's also a common phenomenon among athletes, manual laborers, middle-aged men, and pregnant women.
Symptoms of lower back pain are highly variable, but typically include:
- Pain in the middle or right or left side of the lower back (often described as dull, achy, or throbbing)
- Pain that radiates down into the groin, buttocks, or one leg
- Stiffness in the lumbar spine
- Decreased range of motion in the hips
Chiropractic Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain with Our Chiropractor in Marysville
Your spine is considered a functional and musculoskeletal chain, which means that parts of the chain above and below your lower back can contribute to pain in the lumbar region. Our chiropractor in Marysville keeps this in mind when assessing his patients and designing an appropriate chiropractic treatment plan. His goal is to identify and address all the hidden causes or factors of lumbar dysfunction so symptomatic relief is more effective and long-lasting.
To this end, Dr. Clarke may employ some or many of the following services and techniques for lower back pain:
- Blair upper cervical care
- Lumbar spinal adjustments
- Ergonomics and lifestyle counseling
When provided together, these services can accelerate tissue healing and pain relief, restore the function and alignment of the entire musculoskeletal "chain," and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of each treatment.
Is Pain in Your Lower Back Stopping You in Life? Call Health First Chiropractic Marysville
Is your lower back bothering you? Get lumbar help and healing with natural chiropractic treatment at Health First Chiropractic. Contact us now at 360-658-1987 to schedule your initial appointment.