Lower Back Pain FAQs

Lower back pain can be debilitating and make it challenging to stand, walk, or participate in the hobbies you enjoy. At Better Health Chiropractic in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Hudson, Waverly, IA, our team provides chiropractic care to relieve your discomfort and improve your mobility. Take a look at the following frequently asked questions to learn about some causes of lower back pain and why treatment is important!


Why am I experiencing lower back pain?

Acute lower back pain could be the result of strained muscles or joints or tissue damage due to poor posture, heavy lifting, repetitive motions, or traumatic injury. It’s characterized by sudden sharp pain in your lower back which can last a few days or a few weeks, depending on the severity of your condition.

Chronic lower back pain can be caused by degenerative disc disease, trauma or chronic back conditions where spinal structures are pinching your spinal nerves. Sciatica is pain caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Pain generally starts in your lower back and extends down the outer part of your leg. When you visit our chiropractors, we will determine the cause of your pain, so we can create a plan for treatment. 

What factors increase my risk of lower back pain?

Age can increase your risk of suffering from lower back pain due to having weaker back and abdominal muscles. If you’re pregnant or overweight, you’re at greater risk for back pain. If you have a job that requires extensive heavy lifting, bending, or twisting, you can also develop back issues that cause painful symptoms. Lower back pain issues can also be hereditary.

How does chiropractic care help with lower back pain relief?

Whether you have acute lower back pain or chronic lower back pain, chiropractic care can help with pain relief. Techniques like chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation help manage painful symptoms and improve back function so you can move about more freely.

Lower back pain is often caused by compressed nerve roots in your spine. Adjustments help relieve pressure from spinal nerves to ease your pain and restore spinal movement. Along with that, spinal decompression helps reduce pressure caused by bulging discs or herniated discs to reduce pain and discomfort. We also utilize oft tissue massage, which eases muscle tension in your lower back and circulates blood to damaged tissues for quicker healing. In addition, stretching and strengthening exercises are recommended to restore range of motion and flexibility.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are looking for a chiropractic near me that provides quality chiropractic treatments, call Better Health Chiropractic in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Hudson, Waverly, IA, at (319) 232-2166 today. After assessing your condition, we can determine the necessary treatment that will reduce your symptoms and improve your health. Our team looks forward to helping you live a pain-free life!

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