Need Relief from Lower Back Pain in Seattle, WA?

Mercer Island Chiropractic cures lower back pain for Seattle, WA residentsAbout 80% of adults in the U.S. will suffer from the disabling restrictions of lower back pain at some time in their life. According to experts, lower back pain is the main disability reason in workers’ compensation claims. Moreover, many pain medications can control pain and inflammation but they are not intended for long term use. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment is safe for Seattle lower back pain and usually more effective than surgery.

Chiropractic Treatment is Safe for Lower Back Pain

After your pain hits, it’s crucial to restore movement as fast as possible. If lower back pain does not improve with self-care, chiropractic spine manipulation can most definitely provide Seattle lower back pain relief. With specific chiropractic adjustments, chiropractic treatment will bring back a more normal position and motion of your affected spinal bones. Lower back pain is typically caused by biomechanical issues and after professional chiropractic treatment, will usually go away on its own within a few days.

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Relieve Lower Back Pain?

The most ordinary reasons for lower back pain are physical so it makes good sense that a physical treatment approach will provide the best results. Chiropractors determine the biomechanical causes for your lower back pain. As well, they use spine manipulation to treat the joints and muscles that cause your lower back pain. Spine manipulation is done with a professional chiropractor’s hands and/or special tools to relieve pain, restore movement to the back, and facilitate your healing process.  Movement is required for healing and quick recovery by lubricating the joints and improving blood circulation in the adjoining muscle tissues. Once mobility is restored, strength and flexibility exercises can be done to prevent re-injury.

Why is Low Back Pain a Warning?

Lower back pain is often a warning about your overall fitness. If you are active, your core strength is good, your back and hips are flexible, and you manage your life’s emotional challenges well, then your back probably won’t bother you very much. However, your back will tell you if one of these reasons is neglected. It is also important to remember stress can effect muscle tension and lead to trouble.

Back Pain Prevention Tips

  • Lifting
    Always use the strong muscles of your legs to lift.  Bend at the hips and knees, grip the load firmly and hold it close to your body. Avoid twisting your back while lifting.
  • Sitting
    Use an air filled balance disc on top of your desk chair cushion to keep your joints and muscles active while sitting. Frequently stand, stretch and walk around.
  • Sleeping
    Sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees or on your side with a pillow between your knees.  Make sure your mattress is firm enough to support your natural shape yet soft enough for comfort. If required, remember to rotate your mattress.
  • Exercise
    Perform strength and flexibility exercises for your hips. Once your hips are stronger they will move better and help reduce stress on your smaller back muscles.

Side Effects of Chiropractic Treatment for Lower Back Pain

Spine manipulation is safe and effective when performed by a trained and licensed chiropractor. The most common side effects are minor and include temporary discomfort in the treated area. For a free consultation for lower back pain treatment in Seattle, call Mercer Island Chiropractic today: (206) 504-3171.