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Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Relief From Our Lexington Chiropractor

Lower back pain is consistently among the top 10 most common health conditions experienced around the world. In fact, estimates show that as many as 70% of us will have back pain at least once in our lives. Fortunately, people suffering from back pain often respond positively to chiropractic care, despite the fact that the underlying cause can be different from person to person. Our Lexington chiropractor can help you relieve your lower back pain!lower back pain relief from our lexington chiropractor

Top 10 Causes & Risk Factors for Lower Back Pain

Every person experiencing lower back pain may present with a variety of symptoms that change in terms of type, duration, and severity. For instance, additional symptoms such as stiffness, muscle spasms, and leg weakness and pain are often also present.

The following are some of the most common causes and/or risk factors for low back pain. We identify and treat many of these issues here at Cornerstone Chiropractic Wellness: 

  1. Muscle strain
  2. Spinal ligament strain
  3. Joint subluxation (also known as joint locking or misalignment)
  4. Osteoarthritis
  5. Disc disease--including herniation, bulge, and degeneration
  6. Lumbar spinal stenosis (spinal canal narrowing)
  7. Nerve impingement (especially of the sciatic nerve)
  8. Spondylolisthesis (one vertebral bone slides forward relative to the one below it, due to a fracture in part of the bone)
  9. Bone cysts or bone tumors
  10. Scoliosis

One thing that's important to realize is that many of these underlying causes are brought on by certain lifestyle-related risk factors. For example, you're far more likely to experience low back pain if you are overweight/obese, if you smoke, if you have a sedentary lifestyle, if you have poor posture, if you use unsafe/inefficient body mechanics and ergonomics at work, if you have a physically demanding job, if you have high levels of stress, and if you've had a prior history of lower back pain.

In other words, lower back pain is often preventable through a variety of healthy proactive choices. So, if you don't have back pain yet, make sure that you are doing everything you can to maximize your spinal health!

Of course, if you already have low back pain, then getting effective pain relief is clearly important. In addition to controlling as many of the above-mentioned factors, visiting a chiropractor is also highly beneficial for minimizing or even eliminating your symptoms and restoring your physical function.

Call Our Lexington Chiropractor Today for Lower Back Pain Relief!

Get natural and drug-free pain relief with our Lexington chiropractor, Dr. Shan Twit, and massage therapist Eric Byrd. To schedule your appointment today, call Cornerstone Chiropractic Wellness at 859-253-0038. 

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