Low Back Pain
Lower back pain, also known as lumbago, affects over 80% of people at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is the second most common neurological problem and symptoms of low back pain may be felt anywhere below the ribs and above the legs.
The causes of lower back pain are numerous however 99% of all cases stem from non-specific lower back pain due to soft tissue or muscle strains and sprains brought about by physical activity. Once the low back is weakened, many simple activities involving lifting, twisting and reaching may cause injury to the low back. The other 1% of lower back pain stems from a variety of causes including neoplastic (bone tumors, spinal tumors), metabolic, referred pain (posture, prostate cancer), mechanical (degenerative discs, disc herniation, fractures, misaligned pelvis, spinal stenosis), inflammatory (arthritis), psychosomatic and depression.
Given the amount of potential causes of lower back pain, professional diagnosis is strongly recommended. A lower back pain treatment plan can include prevention techniques, physical therapy, medication, spinal manipulation and surgery.
Lower back pain can be debilitating and should be addressed immediately so that chronic problems do not persist. Advanced Chiropractic and Physical Therapy is the smart choice to better health in the Youngstown / Mahoning Valley area. We have the knowledge and experience to help patients recover from most lower back problems. Contact us to start the healing process in either our Boardman or Hubbard offices.
We have been servicing the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with convenient locations in Boardman and Hubbard. At Advanced Chiropractic and Physical Therapy we are multi-disciplinary rehabilitation group that treats work comp injuries, whiplash, sports injuries and specializes in much more than just low back pain.