3 Ways Our Chiropractors Treat Lower Back Pain in Calgary
Lower back pain is…
#1 case of work-related disability in persons under 45 in the USA
80% of the population will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives
1 in 4 Americans experience lower back pain at any given time
2nd most common reason reported for missing work
5th most common reason for all health care visits
25% more people were satisfied with chiropractic treatment of lower back pain than through a physician
Trade in pain, pills and missed work for chiropractic care, healthy lifestyle and custom orthotics. Get back in the game with chiropractic.
If you’re suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain in Calgary, there’s no need to worry – we can help! Chiropractors are spinal specialists trained not to just treat the symptoms (pain, swelling, soreness, etc), but also the root cause of lower back pain.
Revelation Health Centre’s team of chiropractors use a handful of different methods to treat your lower back pain, including:
- Applied kinesiology to test for weaknesses in the soft tissue
- Chiropractic adjustments of the neck, spine and extremity joints
- Custom Footmaxx Orthotics
- Cox® Technique Spina Decompression
- Soft tissue therapy, active release method
- Laser therapy – TLC-2000 non-thermal therapeutic laser
Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of things. One of the most common is incorrect posture when sitting at work / school all day, causing compression in the spine and pain as a symptom. Sports injuries are another common cause of lower back pain.
There are some lifestyle considerations you can make that will help prevent and / or reduce lower back pain. They include:
#1 – Exercise – regular physical activity has been proven to strengthen muscles, ease muscle tension and reduce inflammation. Lower back pain can sometimes result from instability of the soft tissues, therefore exercise will also help strengthen the muscles and keep your lower back. Make sure to use correct posture if weightlifting!
#2 – Stop smoking – if you smoke, do your best to stop! Chemicals found within cigarettes restrict the flow of nutrient-rich blood to the discs of the spine. Because of this, smokers are especially prone to experiencing lower back pain compared to those who don’t.
#3 – Watch your weight – extra weight, especially on your hips and stomach, can create a shift of gravity and make your lower back pain worse than normal. Find out what your ideal weight is from a nutritionist, trainer or diet specialist and try to stay within 10 pounds of that weight to help manage lower back pain.
#4 – Be wary of posture – If you’re forced to sit all day at school or work, try to maintain a straight back / neck with your shoulders held back and stomach pulled in. If you can, use an attachable back support or buy your own chair with a straight, supportive back of its own.
#5 – Sleeping position – the way you sleep may have a profound effect on your body and create lower back pain. Try to find a position that supports your back while staying comfortable at the same time. Also, soft mattresses may cause back pain because of the lack of support. Is it time for you to upgrade to a more firm mattress?
If you have a flat or excessively high arches, your feet and ankles may tend to roll inward while walking. This can cause problems such as bunions and calluses while also having a more profound effect on your alignment. Also see Calgary Chiropractor: Treating Bunions Using Footmaxx Orthotics.
Pronated feet and ankles may also result in the knees turning inward, which can shift the angle where the pelvis and thigh bone meet and cause misalignment in the hip and spinal column. This is called the “domino” effect that starts at the feet and works its way up the body. Walking in misalignment can cause serious lower back pain, as well as a slurry of other related health problems.
If you’re experiencing lower back pain in Calgary, it may very well be because of a problem with your feet. Revelation Health Centre Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic offer a state-of-the-art line of custom orthotics called Footmaxx.
Orthotics can help you maintain proper arches and correct any compensations your body has made as a result. You can say goodbye to hip / knee degeneration as well as any possible lower back pain you may be experience.
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We are looking forward to helping you accomplish your personal health goals!