Most people wouldn't use the word "delicate" to describe their lower back—yet the lower back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the human body. The lower back supports the upper body, helps provide muscle power to the lower body, and takes the lion's share of stress when it comes to the hundreds of twisting, turning motions we make every day. If you are experiencing pain in this area of your back, Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia can help.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain comes from a number of sources, such as:
- Auto accident injury
- Sports injury
- Injuries sustained while moving or twisting
- Improper lifting of objects
- Poor ergonomics at the workplace
- Lifting of heavy or awkward objects—even when using proper ergonomics
- Poor posture
- Repetitive motions
- Physical, mental, or emotional stress
Unfortunately, there are many factors that can cause your lower back to feel pain. If you have experienced chronic or acute pain, tenderness, soreness, or stiffness in your lower back, our qualified chiropractor can help.
Parts of the Back that Can Be Affected
Most lower back pain is caused by injury or repetitive stress. Whether you've had a specific lower back injury or have been subjected to lower back stress, the result is the same—chronic or acute lower back pain.
However, since there are so many different parts to the lower back, it can be difficult to tell what exactly is injured or stressed. The problem may be with muscles, ligaments, tendons, or discs.
What can be hurt in your lower back? The list includes:
- Pulled muscle
- Torn disc
- Pinched nerve
- Overstretched or torn muscle(s)
- Overstretched or torn ligament(s)
- Overstretched or torn tendon(s)
- Inflammation in muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, or nerves
How Our Chiropractor Treats Lower Back Pain
There are a number of ways our chiropractor can treat chronic pain, inflammation, and other conditions. These methods include:
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Physical therapy
- Overall lifestyle treatment and advice
Don't Hurt Any Longer—See Our Philadelphia Chiropractor
If you're experiencing lower back pain, soreness, tightness, or tenderness, reach out to Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia now and schedule an initial appointment. We provide non-invasive, medication-free relief for your pain.
Already receiving medical attention for your back pain? That's great! Dr. Marc Cohen started the first division of chiropractic medicine at Cooper Hospital of Philadelphia (previously known as Franklin Square), and is an expert at supplementing other programs with chiropractic care. Some patients are even able to leave "standard" invasive care or debilitating painkillers behind.
To see how Dr. Cohen and our staff can help your lower back pain, call us now at 215-725-2000.