Low Back PainIt's no coincidence that many people make their first appointment with Mend Health of Portland Maine because of lower back pain. Roughly 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time, and it's the leading cause of disability worldwide. Like neck pain, back pain is a musculoskeletal disorder. Your back is a complex structure made up of bones, discs, joints, ligaments, muscles, and other tissues. Strained muscles, stressed joints, ruptured, herniated, or bulging discs, and sprained ligaments are common causes of back pain. Poor posture, chronic anxiety or stress, arthritis, and obesity can also cause — or exacerbate — back pain. Other reasons for back pain may include osteoporosis, kidney stones, and stenosis. Pills or muscle relaxers can't correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc, but there's still hope. Improving joint motion in the lower back with a program designed by our skilled chiropractors and Mend Health of Maine. Chiropractic adjustments and exercise, along with changes in posture, has had positive results for many people in Scarborough Maine. Chiropractic care near Portland Maine has been proven to reduce pain and compliment any physical therapy efforts, and it doesn't require bed rest or some other form of passive recovery.
Some Common Conditions We Treat
Low Back Pain
Research shows that 80% of all people will experience back pain.
Disc herniation can cause muscle weakness, numbness and tingling down the leg and is often called a disc bulge/protrusion and is often synonymous with the term sciatica.
Sciatica can present with similar symptoms as a disc herniation but the symptoms will be directly related to interference with the sciatic nerve usually in the hip or piriformis muscle.
Low Back Pain Patient Review
Relieved to get a proper diagnosis that I did NOT in fact have Sciatica, Dr. St. John was able to physically work out the inflamed muscle and show me proper stretches to work on and exercise proper body mechanics. Excellent bed-side manner and felt I was in good hands from the moment I stepped inside his office.
Andy C from Yelp
Possible Treatment Options For Low Back Pain
For other treatment options, you may be interested in learning more about physical therapy for back pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm experiencing lower back pain. Can a chiropractor help with that?Yes our chiropractors are highly skilled in treating conditions of the back. Our chiropractors provide conservative treatment options to help you experience long term relief.
What are some common back pain remedies you recommend?Depending on your specific case we can recommend exercises that are precise towards your diagnosis as back pain can stem from a variety of issues. We will often incorporate a variety of soft tissue therapies with rehabilitative exercises to promote healing and proper mobility.
I'm have chronic back pain and stenosis. What are some things I can do for relief?Depending on the nature of the back pain you are experiencing, our chiropractors can provide you with exercises and soft tissue treatments that can bring relief. We also have flexion distraction which is a treatment that helps relief chronic back pain.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE VS. TRADITIONAL CARE
Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations of the lumbar spine for the reduction of low back pain and dysfunction. Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques are beneficial in creating proper long lasting soft tissue results.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PAIN
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free discovery visit phone consultation or visit Mend Health of Scarborough Maine.