Dr. Brian Dower Offers Treatment for Lower Back Pain
Low back pain is a common issue that affects millions of people in their daily lives. Even simple actions can result in ongoing back pain that affects the ability to work and play. Chiropractic care provides relief from symptoms, without the use of strong drugs or invasive procedures. Dr. Brian Dower in Toronto, ON, offers care for the pain and problems associated with lower back pain.
Symptoms of Low Back Pain
Individuals may experience low back discomfort as sudden, shooting pain or as an ongoing dull ache. The pain may come and go or it may be constant. The pain often prevents normal bending or twisting movements. Normal balance and coordination can also be affected. Nerve compression, along with pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs sometimes accompanies low back pain. In severe cases, individuals suffering from nerve compression may have loss of bladder or bowel control.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain
Many people develop low back pain after strenuous activity, such as home remodeling tasks, work duties, or athletic activities. These muscle strains and sprains can last for a significant period of time. Often, poor lifting techniques are to blame for painful back problems. Injuries to the discs can also cause chronic low back pain and stiffness. Degenerative conditions, such as arthritis, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis can develop. If you have scoliosis, the condition can cause pressure on muscles and nerves in the lower back.
Chiropractic Methods Can Provide Relief
Chiropractic includes a variety of techniques that can effectively reduce back pain and stiffness. Manual adjustment is an important part of back pain treatment, to re-align the spinal structures for more efficient movement. Techniques to reduce scar tissue in muscles can also help to improve comfort and range of motion. Corrective exercises can improve the strength of supporting muscles. Our Toronto chiropractor also uses acupuncture, an ancient Asian technique that uses find needles to block pain signals, instead of strong medications to relieve back pain.
Make Dr. Brian Dower Your Chiropractor in Toronto
Dr. Brian Dower uses his extensive training in chiropractic methods and philosophy of wellness to help his patients in Toronto, ON, and the surrounding areas achieve better health and more comfortable physical function. We provide treatment for a range of health problems, including back pain, neck pain, hip and shoulder issues, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Call Dr. Brian Dower today at (416) 920-7275 for an appointment to learn about the techniques that can help your lower back pain.