Lower back pain has been most frequently linked to joint dysfunction, which simply means that your lower back area moves in a contradictory way to the rest of your spine. This causes your lower back to compensate for this movement and stabilize the area.
If you suffer from lower back pain, we invite you to come in for a full examination and consultation. Most likely, our first priority will be to control or eliminate the pain. Once the pain is under control, we will treat the cause by restoring the alignment or spinal function. When the spine is stabilized then we will introduce therapeutic exercises to strengthen ligaments and muscles. This will reduce the chances of a re-occurrence.
A condition characterized by pain, numbness or weakness in the lower extremities, sciatica is usually caused by a misaligned lower spine or a slipped disc. However, any degeneration as a result of long-term stress can lead to sciatica as well.
If you suspect you may be suffering from sciatica, the biggest mistake you can make is waiting till the pain becomes unbearable before you contact a chiropractor. Waiting can cause long-term damage to your sciatic nerve, so it's essential to see a chiropractor when you first experience any pain.