In a society that is moving boundlessly into the future of technology, lifestyles are becoming more sedentary. Entertainment is consumed on screen, productivity is created on computers, and the sum of human knowledge can be found in our pockets. An unintended victim of this brave new world is the spinal column. Back pain is a positively correlated condition that increases with sedentary lifestyles. Non-specific lower back pain is an all-too-common party crasher, affecting a majority of the population. While there is no specific disease or problem causing the pain, it can be severe and debilitating, affecting your daily activities.
A twinge in the lower back after you lift something heavy; a pain after twisting the body awkwardly or aggressively; stiffness after sitting for long periods of time.
The pain will usually digress and disappear by itself in a matter of weeks, but if it comes back in the same region, it may be worth investigating. Chronic lower back pain is a major lifestyle inhibitor. A strain of the ligaments or muscles in the lower back, misalignment of the vertebrae or herniation of lumbosacral discs may be a signal cause.
Chiropractic is a functional approach to treating low back pain. Our goal is to keep your range of motion intact and eliminate pain. We achieve this with a dynamic treatment plan that includes physical exercise and spinal adjustment. Keeping the spinal joints in alignment is very effective at treating non-specific chronic back pain. Stretching and exercise strengthens and stabilizes the troublesome region. Your treatment plan is entirely unique to your pain; if you are motivated to banish lower back pain for good, call our office in Sacramento at (916) 457-8825 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Raymond Espinosa, D.C.