At some point in life, many of us will suffer from low back pain. In fact, nearly 8 out of 10 of us will at some point in our lives experience lower back pain or discomfort.
Low back pain can come in many forms. You can experience pain in your low back that is dull and achy or sharp and stabbing. The pain may be constant or may come and go. It may provide more discomfort in the morning or as the day goes on.
Low back pain can also vary in its location. Some low back pain sufferers feel the pain only in their low back whereas others feel the pain radiate into their buttocks or leg. Others have their pain on mainly the right side of their low back while others feel it on the left.
The reasons that there are so many variations of low back pain often is due to the cause of the problem. As an example, an injury that effects a nerve in the low back may provide radiation into the leg. On the other hand, a chronic arthritis in the low back may cause dull and achy pain that is strictly localized to the low back area.
So, how do you know what your low back problem is from?
The easiest way to determine the problems that you are suffering from is to receive an examination by a professional that deals with low back pain. You’ll want to find a Canton Chiropractor that can help you identify your problem by performing a detailed examination and review their findings with you and discuss your treatment options.
Your examination should include several main components:
- A comprehensive history
- A physical examination of the area
- Diagnostics such as X-Ray or MRI (if needed)
- A thorough report of your findings
If you are suffereing from low back pain, it may be time to contact a professional. We would be happy to schedule you for an evalutation and discuss all of your available treatment options.
Call us tody at 330-493-0009.