Lower Back Pain Stretches

Lower Back Pain Treatment and Management

If you are experiencing lower back pain, you are not alone. This ailment is very common. Lower back pain happens for a variety of reasons. Regardless of why it happens, urgent relief and care are important. Lower back pain is extremely uncomfortable, and if it persists unaddressed, lower back pain can lead to other issues. At Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, PA, we can help. It is important to seek treatment right away so you can get pain relief. Our chiropractors can diagnose and treat your lower back pain.

Causes of Lower Back Pain 

There are many causes of lower back pain. If you are suffering form any of the following ailments, you should visit our professional chiropractor.

Herniated Disc 

A herniated disc or lumbar herniated disc is a pain that stems from a compressed nerve in the lower back area. A herniated disc is a complex lower back issue that can easily be corrected with the assistance of our chiropractor. The spinal cord is important. Any sort of misalignment in the spine could cause excruciating pain due to all of the important nerves that exist in the spinal cord. A herniated disc is sometimes also referred to as a slipped disc, and this happens when the soft inner parts of a spinal disc poke through the tougher rubbery exterior. Correcting this as soon as possible is important; otherwise, you risk suffering permanent nerve damage.

Isthmic Spondylolisthesis 

This ailment is a mouth full and seems complex, however, it is very similar to a herniated or slipped disc. The main difference between the other conditions and isthmic spondylolisthesis is that a herniated disc could occur to anyone, and isthmic spondylolisthesis usually occurs to older patients or to individuals who have suffered serious physical trauma. This ailment is the result of a spinal disc that has slipped out of alignment. This can and will put significant pressure on certain nerves. Any affected nerves will radiate pain throughout the entire afflicted area.

Exercises You Can Do at Home

Stretching and strengthening exercises can help in between sessions with our chiropractor. One exercise is to lie flat on the floor facing upwards. This exercise will help you relax and relieve tension by flattening and lengthening your spine. You should do this for as long as you feel relief. Another helpful exercise is the knee-to-chest movement. For this, you must lay flat on your back and alternate lifting your knees to your chest and holding it to your chest for 3 to five seconds. Repeat this at least 5 times for each leg. This helps to relieve tension in the lower back.

Our chiropractor can give you additional exercises and methods to alleviate back pain. We can treat lower back pain with spinal adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, and more.

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If you are suffering from lower back pain, Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, PA can help. To make an appointment with our chiropractor, call us today

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