One of the most common reasons why patients come to see us has to do with a condition called lumbago. For those who might not know, lumbago is another term used to describe low back pain. Different people may use this term to refer to different types of low back pain; however, all of them deserve the attention of a trained chiropractor.
What is Lumbago?
Lumbago is a medical term for low back pain that has been used to refer to discomfort with varying scope and severity. Lumbago impacts millions of people across the country every year and can vary widely in both its causes and severity. Some people with lumbago may have trouble playing sports, going to work, or even sitting comfortably. For this reason, everyone with lumbago deserves to have the attention of a trained medical provider.
What are the Causes and Symptoms of Lumbago?
There are a variety of causes of acute lumbago. Some of the most common causes of acute lumbago include:
Sciatica: Sciatica is inflammation of the sciatic nerve which runs from the back through the spine and splits into the legs. Lumbago with sciatica is common and can be painful. Some of the most common symptoms of lumbago with sciatica include pain in the back, shooting pains into the legs, and tingling throughout the lower back area.
Paraspinal Muscle Tenderness: The spine is supported by muscles on either side of the vertebrae. Sometimes, poor posture and overuse can lead to lumbago located in these muscles. Some of these lumbago symptoms include pain, stiffness, weakness, and soreness.
Herniated Disc: A herniated disc is one of the most common causes of acute lumbago. Some of the lumbago symptoms related to a herniated disc include shooting pains that travel down one leg, pain that changes with position, and weakness in the legs.
What Are Some Lumbago Treatment Options?
When someone comes to see us for lumbago treatment, there are a few treatment options we will employ. Some of the most common lumbago treatment techniques include:
Chiropractic Care: This is always at the center of what we do. We can perform spinal adjustments and manipulations that will shift the vertebrae in the back ever so slightly. We want to make sure the spine is properly aligned because we know this will go a long way toward alleviating someone’s lumbago symptoms.
Spinal Decompression: This is a common treatment technique that we use for people who have a pinched nerve or herniated disc. In this treatment technique, we place traction on the spine. This traction is used to stretch the vertebrae in the back. Then, pressure in and around the nerves and discs of the spine can be relieved. This will help people who suffer from shooting or shock-like pains.
These are only a few of the numerous treatment options we can provide to our patients.
Why Choose Back to Mind Chiropractic
Lumbago can be serious and can make it hard for someone to participate in the activities they enjoy. This is where Back to Mind Chiropractic can help. Our doctors are both trained and compassionate. We are ready to listen to your concerns with an open mind because we believe in involving our patients every step of the way. We will make sure that your concerns are heard and addressed, which is why we tailor our treatment plans to meet the unique needs of our patients.
Call Back to Mind Chiropractic Today
At Back to Mind Chiropractic, we have multiple offices throughout the region for the benefit of our patients, including Tamarac, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, and Hollywood, Florida. Our offices are always staffed by friendly and caring chiropractors. We can provide numerous treatment options for the treatment of lumbago and other healthcare concerns. if you would like to make an appointment, call us at (954)-986-4559. We look forward to hearing from you!