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Acute or chronic pain in the lower back is a major problem, and not only for you. This potentially debilitating problem, which afflicts as many as 31 million Americans on any given day, is the primary cause of disability around the globe. If you'd like to get your agony under control instead of joining the general suffering, you should know that conservative care may spare you the risks of surgery. Here at Cheuvront Clinic of Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, our chiropractor in Matthews can administer multiple forms of natural, non-invasive lower back pain relief.
Lower back pain may be either acute (a response to an immediate, resolvable condition) or chronic (continuing for over 12 weeks, either consistently or in recurring bouts). Acute lower back pain often occurs due to a sports injury, workplace injury, auto accident injury or other personal injury. A strong impact to the spine can affect the alignment of those large lumbar vertebrae that support your upper body. The discs between these vertebrae may then herniate, adding to your pain while possibly producing sciatica symptoms as well. At the same time, the major muscles and connective tissues that lend support to your lower back may be damaged.
Other causes of lower back pain are less violent in nature -- but not necessarily less debilitating. Pregnant women often experience low back pain as their weight increases and their spinal alignment shifts. Aging vertebral joints may become arthritic, especially if they've been chronically inflamed by bulging, flattened discs that reduce the spaces between vertebrae. Poor workplace ergonomics that cause you to lift, stoop, or twist all the time may produce chronic muscle strain and make you prone to disc problems. Weight, posture and undiagnosed spinal misalignment issues can all contribute to low back pain.
Don't assume that you have to endure major surgery to achieve relief for your painful condition. Our Matthews and Mint Hill chiropractor, Dr. Cheuvront, can discover its underlying causes (or causes) and apply the right combination of safe, conservative low back pain treatments. Your personalized treatment plan may include:
Don't let acute or chronic back pain interrupt your life. Call (704) 841-2200 to schedule evaluation and treatment from our chiropractor in Matthews!