Low back pain is a very common condition suffered by as many as 25% of all adult Americans. According to the CDC, it causes more disabilities around the world than any other condition. At Crimson Chiropractic, Dr. David Richardson and Dr. Daniel Fowler of Crimson Chiropractic serve people suffering lower back pain in the Tuscaloosa, AL area.
Massage therapy works in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments to help to relieve pain in the musculoskeletal system. It can help with pinched nerves, among many other things which can be a cause of low back pain. Deep tissue massage is often used after an accident that resulted in tightened muscles.
When low back pain is caused by a herniated or bulging disc, spinal decompression can help a chiropractor adjust the material back within the disc. This is done with a machine and very precise computer technology. Treatment usually lasts about 8 weeks. This relieves back pain and sciatic nerve pain.
Therapeutic ultrasound is used to treat inflammation. It works in the joints and soft tissues. Low back pain can frequently have an unclear source and treating it can be difficult. The way therapeutic ultrasound works is that a handheld machine is rubbed on the skin of the lower back. The sound waves produce vibrations that deliver heat and energy to the affected area. It helps your body to heal itself.
Electrical muscle stimulation
Low back pain can be caused by many things, including tight or tense muscles. During electrical muscle stimulation, electrodes are placed on the skin on the back and an electrical current is sent to the affected area. It causes the muscles to contract, pushing blood out of inflamed areas and allowing fresh blood to flow in.
Interferential current therapy
This type of therapy also uses electrical current to offer relief for a variety of conditions. It stimulates the body to increase the self-healing aspects as well as to relax the muscles that may be causing pain through inflammation or tenseness.
Lower back pain can be caused by subluxated vertebrae, which means that vertebrae are out of place and compressing nearby tissues. During a spinal manipulation, a chiropractor pushes subluxated vertebrae back into place, removing the impingement and allowing the vertebrae to better support the body’s weight.
Exercise both in the office and at home can rebuild the strength and flexibility of injured muscles. A chiropractor can help you exercise safely.
When you are suffering from low back pain, you need relief. Dr. Richardson and Dr. Fowler of Crimson Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa, AL offer a variety of treatments that can help relieve your discomfort. Call the office at 205-345-2008 for an appointment.