Low Back Pain
Lower Back Pain Relief
Lower back pain is as prevalent as the common cold. In fact, 90% of people will experience it in
their lifetimes. The pain, which can range from a dull ache to a stabbing sensation, is most often
caused by lumbar strain, which is a stretching injury to the ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles
caused by overuse, improper use, or trauma. Low back pain is classified as "acute" if it has been
present for days to weeks. If it lasts longer than 3 months, it is referred to as "chronic."
Getting a diagnosis that pinpoints the underlying cause of the pain is the first step in obtaining
effective pain relief. Some common causes include:
● Work. Whether your job involves heavy lifting or sitting at a desk all day, work can strain
your back, especially if you have developed bad habits or have a non-ergonomic
● Posture. Sitting or standing too long in a slouched position is another common culprit.
● Your bag. Your lower back supports your upper body, including any additional weight
you carry. Lugging around an overstuffed purse or briefcase can be damaging.
● Workout. Done incorrectly, your workout can have a negative impact on your back,
especially if you are switching from periods of inactivity to strenuous exercise.
● Health. Being overweight and/or a sedentary lifestyle is a major contributor to pain.
In some cases, low back pain can be symptomatic of a more serious condition. More serious
● A herniated disc. This occurs when the gel-like disc that cushions the vertebrae of the
spine ruptures or bulges, either from injury or age, and puts pressure on the spinal
● Sciatica. Also caused by a bulging or ruptured disc, sciatica occurs when the damaged
disc presses on the sciatic nerve, which results in pain running down the buttocks
● Chronic conditions. Lower back pain can be caused by chronic conditions, like
● Illness. In rare occasions, pain can be a symptom of serious illness, like cancer. If your
pain lasts more than a few days, you should seek the advice of a medical professional.
How to remedy lower back pain:
Studies suggest that any more than a day or two of bed rest can actually make the pain worse.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Health and lifestyle changes, including
activities like yoga and stretching can help reduce the pain, however, treatment may also be
necessary. At Quarry Medical Chiropractic we offer a unique approach to low back
rehabilitation, including manual adjustment, spinal decompression, flexion distraction, K Laser
therapy, graston, and in certain cases, custom orthotics. Get your [free consultation] today and
let us help you get rid of the Ouch!