Most people nowadays work from home and sit for 40 hours per week. That is―if they aren't frontline, hospitality, or retail workers who must stand for even longer. Standing or sitting for long periods are common reasons patients in Elko, NV, develop lower back pain. Other causes often include a strained muscle (from heavy-lifting or sudden jerking movement), sciatica, scoliosis, a herniated disc, or additional degenerative conditions. Ignoring chronic lower back pain can lead to unpleasant outcomes if left untreated. Consult with the team at Accelerated Medical about your treatment options.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Your lower back is responsible for carrying your torso and allows you to bend, sit, stand, and twist. People will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, but when the pain becomes chronic, it's often a sign that something is at the root of the problem. For example, sciatica (mentioned above) is a condition in which pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation radiates along the hips, legs, and buttocks (sciatic nerve). Sciatica often develops in pregnant women, but additional risk factors include obesity, prolonged sitting, and diabetes. Scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, is another common cause of lower back pain. A herniated disc refers to a problem with the rubbery cushions (discs) between your spine and may result from injury. To accurately diagnose your back pain, the team will utilize a combination of x-rays and physical observation.
Don't let lower back pain in Elko, NV, interfere with your daily life. The team at Accelerated Medical take a patient-centered, holistic approach to treating your lower back pain in Elko, NV, by combining therapies to alleviate the discomfort while healing the underlying condition. In addition to chiropractic care, holistic treatment may include corrective exercises, massage therapy, physical therapy, custom orthotics, lifestyle advice, or nutritional counseling. Please call (775) 753-7387 to schedule an appointment and get started on the road to relief.