Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek chiropractic care. The 3 most common causes of back pain would include:
In this post I would like to discuss disk related back pain solutions. The disks are the shock absorbing structures that are between each of the vertebrae. The most common area of the back to experience disk related back pain is the lower back. A patient will likely experience localized lower back pain and radiation of symptoms into his or her buttocks and leg. The leg pain usually travels past the knee. These symptoms can be caused by any of the following:
- Disk Herniation
- Disk Bulge
- Disk Protrusion
The patients symptoms will typically worsen with sitting and bending forward. The patient may notice some relief by extending backwards. There are some key factors that we need to discuss as it pertains to disk related back pain solutions. The disk actually requires movement to reduce inflammation and to reduce your pain. This motion can occur in two forms, active motion and passive motion.
Active motion is the type of motion you can perform, such as moving through normal ranges of motion involving your lower back. It is important that patients regularly go through pain free active ranges of motion to help improve disc related back pain. Passive motion is motion that cannot be performed by you but instead must be performed by a trained professional. Spinal manipulation is one of the best forms of passive motion for disk related back pain. The passive motion achieved through a chiropractic adjustment cannot be achieve by active movement or exercises on your own. Thus, a disk related back pain solution ideally has both active and passive motion as part of its treatment.
Chiropractic care effectively improves disk related back pain. Our office focuses on short term chiropractic relief care for disk related back pain. Our goal is to improve your pain and get you out of our office as quickly as possible. Please call our office today at 651-779-5998 to start improving your disk related back pain. We serve patients in Roseville, MN, Saint Paul, MN, Arden Hills, MN, Shoreview, MN, and Falcon Heights, MN. Dr. Eric Lund