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What is Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is an umbrella term that covers a variety of different conditions. It is usually defined as pain that is localized to the lower back, and that has lasted for more than two weeks. The causes of lower back pain are varied, ranging from simple muscle strains to more serious conditions, such as slipped discs, fractures, or vertebral misalignments.
Signs and Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
The most common symptoms of lower back pain include pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. The pain can be felt anywhere from the lower back to the hips or buttocks. In some cases, the lower back pain may radiate into the pelvis, legs, or groin. In particularly severe cases, the pain may be accompanied by long-term numbness or burning sensations in the feet or hands.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Effects Lower Back Pain
In most cases, lower back pain is caused by a problem with the muscles or ligaments of the lower back. As the upper cervical spine plays a key role in supporting the musculoskeletal system of the neck and back, a misalignment in this area can cause stability problems in the lumbar area and the lower back. Left untreated, upper cervical misalignments can pinch nerves, strain ligaments, and stiffen muscles throughout the lower back, which in turn can lead to the development of lower back pain.
How Our Lower Back Pain Treatment Works
Upper cervical chiropractic care is an effective and natural treatment for lower back pain. Our upper cervical chiropractic treatment focuses on realigning the upper cervical spine to relieve lower back pain.
Our treatment involves a slow, gentle, and pain-free approach to realigning the upper cervical spine. However, before we can perform any chiropractic adjustments, our expert chiropractor, Dr. Hoefer, will examine your spinal column for upper cervical misalignments. This process typically involves the use of digital X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography scans.
Once Dr. Hoefer has completed the examination, she will correct any misalignments by performing a series of precise, non-invasive chiropractic adjustments. If you are currently suffering from lower back pain, chances are you’ll experience immediate relief from this treatment. If you have severe or recurrent lower back pain, our chiropractic treatment can be performed on a regular basis, or as needed.
If you’re looking for a natural, long-term solution to lower back pain, we can help! Dr. Hoefer services patients in Orange County, including Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.