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Low Back Pain (causes, solutions, preventions)

Low Back Pain

Are you currently experiencing lower back pain?

Pain in your lower back can can be one of the most debilitating pains a person can experience.

The worst part is that if you’re suffering from this pain, others who haven’t experienced it themselves will never understand what you are going through.  Man sitting at computer desk hunched forward with bad posture creating increased wear and tear on lower back muscles and spine.

If you haven’t experienced it, I hope you never have to!

Causes of lower back pain

The majority of lower back pain is the result of injuries or wear and tear of the discs in the lumbar spine.

This is when the cartilage that helps support and cushion the vertebrae in your lower back starts to break down over time, normally showing signs of wear and tear once you hit your 40’s or even 30’s.

If you are part of the athletic or heavily active population, you may experience it even sooner, like your early 20’s!  Sadly, with the prioritization of youth sports these days our young athletes are learning what back pain is in their teenage years.

Over time, the discs in our lower back slowly break down. This breaking down of the cartilage results in the body sending more blood flow to the area in hopes to heal the damage.

This increase in blood flow is otherwise known as inflammation.  Yes, inflammation is a good thing in this case because it’s helping your body to heal itself.

The negative to this inflammation is that it creates pain due to the increase in pressure.

Any time a person challenges this damaged cartilage by bending forward or lifting something heavy they can expect to get more stiffness and/or pain in their lower back.

Even running or sprinting can have a negative effect on the discs in our lower back if they are already damaged, to a certain extent.

Fixing your low back pain

The #1 cause of musculoskeletal pain and wear and tear on your lower back is Adhesion.  Adhesion develops in the areas of the body we use the most often.  Adhesion acts like glue sticking muscles, nerves, tendons, and ligaments together causing decreased flexibility and weakness.  Ultimately, if left untreated, adhesion increases stress on your cartilage and joints.  This will lead to damage, increased wear and tear, and pain earlier in life.  We specialize in fixing adhesion (video).

We have a window of opportunity to fix every problem.

What this means is, if we don’t fix your adhesion and problem now, your discs and joint surfaces are wearing away at a faster rate leading to irreversible pain earlier in life.

Preventing lower back pain

If you are an active individual or an athlete, you should be seeing an chiropractor near Orchard Park regularly to help your recovery and also to help prevent injuries like back pain from occurring.

The best form of treatment is always proactive preventative treatment.  It’s your body, and it’s your responsibility.

If you’re already past the point of prevention, our system of evaluation and treatment will help you solve that problem in a matter of weeks, helping you move pain-free into your 80’s and 90’s.  Stop ignoring your body and give us a call today, 716-677-5525.

Dr. Brian A. Zelasko
Prime Spine Associates
2701 Transit Rd, #135
Elma, NY 14059

Certified in Advanced Chiropractic Care

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