Chiropractic techniques are highly effective in treating many of the causes of lower back pain and problems like sciatica. If you have severe or persistent pain in your lower back, Brian Yodice, DC, of Collaborative Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, can help. Dr. Yodice and his team deliver expert chiropractic adjustments and offer a range of other noninvasive treatments that could significantly reduce your discomfort. Call Collaborative Chiropractic to find out more or book an appointment online today.
Some of the likely causes of lower back pain include:
You can easily damage your back muscles and spinal ligaments with repeated heavy lifting or by making sudden, awkward movements. Lack of fitness and flexibility also puts a strain on your back that can lead to painful muscle spasms.
Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition that can affect the facet joints in your lower back linking your vertebrae.
Stenosis is the narrowing of the space around your spinal cord or nerve roots. You might develop bone spurs and thickened ligaments, causing irritation to the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots.
Intervertebral discs act as protective cushions between the vertebrae (bones) and allow for movement in your spine. The soft center of a disc may bulge or rupture, which can sometimes put pressure on a nerve in your spinal column. Age-related degenerative disc disease is a common cause of disc herniation.
One of the causes of lower back pain that Dr. Yodice sees most often at Collaborative Chiropractic is sciatica.
Sciatica is a form of neuropathy — a condition where pain and other symptoms develop when the sciatic nerve is damaged or pinched.
A condition that affects the nerve roots in the lower (lumbar) part of your spine is known as lumbar radiculopathy.
The symptoms of sciatica are quite distinctive. The main one is a shooting or burning pain that starts in the lowest part of your back and goes through your hip and buttock region. It often continues down your leg, following the path of your sciatic nerve.
Sciatica can affect both legs, but most often, it occurs just in one. It can also cause numbness in the affected leg or sensations like "pins and needles" or prickling. While some people experience fairly mild symptoms, for others, sciatica can be excruciatingly painful.
Addressing the causes and symptoms of back pain is one of the most well-known benefits of chiropractic.
The primary chiropractic treatment for lower back pain is spinal adjustments. Adjustments free the restriction in your spine and help to realign vertebrae to their correct position.
Adjustment techniques include swift, high-velocity thrusts and combinations of minimal force with gentle pressure. Dr. Yodice has considerable skill and precision, and is a master of each technique.
Some of the other approaches Dr. Yodice and his team can use to relieve the pain caused by conditions like sciatica include:
To benefit from Dr. Yodice's expertise and find relief from lower back pain, call Collaborative Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.