Lower Back Pain and Treatment At Dr. Brian Dower
The lower back supports the upper body and allows bending and twisting. Because of its flexibility, lower back pain can easily develop and become chronic or disabling. Pain medication is a traditional first-line treatment. However, chiropractic care with Dr. Brian Dower and his team here in Toronto, may provide effective relief without the use of medicinal drugs or surgical procedures.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Pain in the lower back is often associated with problems with the nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, interconnecting bones, or discs in the lower or lumbar spine due to:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Disc degeneration
- Compressed nerves
- Strains or sprains from repetitive use of lower back muscles
Common Symptoms of Pain in the Lower Back
- Dull, aching or sharp, stabbing pain
- Pain moves to the buttocks, legs, or feet
- Muscle spasm
- Pain worsens from prolonged sitting
How Pain in the Lower Back is Diagnosed
Pain in the lower back can become chronic if it persists longer than 3 months. Dr. Dower's team will perform a physical examination and tests to make a diagnosis. Direct spinal palpations, checking your strength, reflexes, and range of motion, and (if needed) x-rays may be performed to determine the cause of the pain.
How Our Chiropractor Will Evaluate and Treat Your Pain
In addition to a physical exam, Dr. Dower and his team will review your medical history, lifestyle habits, and symptoms to tailor your treatment plan. Depending on the cause of the pain, treatment could include chiropractic adjustments, mobilizations, or acupuncture.
Contact Our Dr. Brian Dower in Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Brian Dower and his team will use manual techniques or state-of-the-art tools in an attempt to alleviate the pain and improve mobility. Call (416) 920-7275 today to set up a consultation.