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Lower Back Pain

Treating Lower Back Pain

When you notice that you have discomfort in your lower back, you may have concerns about the underlying causes and the symptoms. By clarifying the common causes of your pain and addressing the symptoms that suggest it is a major concern, you can determine when to seek chiropractic care from the Absolute Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

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Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

The common causes of lower back pain differ based on your situation. By clarifying the cause of your pain, it is possible to determine the appropriate treatment to address the situation.

Common factors that may cause pain in your lower back include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Pulled muscles in the lower back
  • Disc tears
  • Brittle bones from osteoporosis 
  • Poor posture
  • Normal wear and tear from lifestyle activities
  • Sitting for long hours
  • Pinched nerves

In most cases, treating your pain starts with identifying the cause of your discomfort. Generally, that will depend on the specific symptoms you present as well as evaluations of your back and spine. Our chiropractor is able to help clarify the cause by using the right tools and looking at your back during a consultation.

Symptoms of Problems with Your Back

The symptoms that may arise with your back-pain help clarify the actual cause of your discomfort. In many cases, the symptoms you experience beyond pain will contribute to clarifying the underlying cause and developing a treatment strategy that works for your goals.

Symptoms that may arise with back pain include:

  • Numbness in the thighs and upper part of your legs
  • Tingling in your lower back or legs
  • Shooting pain
  • Dull pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Night sweats

In the case of a fever, chills, or night sweats, you will want to discuss the situation with our chiropractor and a medical professional. It may suggest that you have a pinched nerve in your back and require comprehensive treatment to address the underlying concern. Sciatica and other common causes of back pain may not have the same level of concern due to the potential to address the problem with chiropractic care.

How Our Chiropractor in Herndon Helps with Your Pain

Our chiropractor in Herndon helps you with your back pain by addressing the cause of your discomfort. Before taking any measures to develop a treatment plan, we discuss your situation and clarify your medical history. We also discuss your lifestyle and potential factors that may contribute to your pain, such as working in an office setting. We may use tools like an x-ray to evaluate your spine and identify the cause in some situations. After clarifying the cause of your pain, we develop a custom strategy to address the discomfort.

If you are experiencing back pain, then you want to address the problem before it gets worse. To learn more about our treatment options in Herndon or for an appointment, call (703) 742-5470 today.