Most Americans will suffer from lower back pain during their lifetime. This pain can be disabling
and has beenshown to be a major factor in workers’ compensation claims. Lower back    pain injuries contribute to lost production, missed work, is the most common job related injury, and the second
most common neurological aliment in the U.S. today. While most back pain

will go away in a few days, more serious injuries take much longer to heal.

Chronic nonspecific back pain is different from the occasional sore back you
might have for a day or two after too much gardening or painting the ceiling.

Unlike instances of acute back pain, chronic nonspecific back pain is chronic

and recurring.

Chronic, back pain usually has been present for three months at a time. Even

after resolution of one long episode of back pain, the pain tends to return.

However, this recurrence is unpredictable.Chiropractors are trained to
specifically identify and  successfully treat and managing lower back conditions.

Common reasons for development of lower back pain:

    • Auto Accidents
    • Sports Injury
    • Poor Posture
    • Prolonged Sitting
    • Improper Workstation Setup
    • Improper Lifting Techniques
    • Incomplete Rehabilitation of Past Injuries

What you can do for relief when you have hurt my lower back?

The best position for relief when your back hurts is to lie on your back on the floor with pillows under

your knees, with your hips and knees bent and your feet on a chair, or just with your hips and knees

bent. This takes the pressure and weight off your back.

Use heat for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. Ice packs may also give relief.  Walk around for a few minutes every hour.

Call your Health Care Provider if:

  • You have numbness in your leg, foot, groin
  • The pain goes down your leg below your knee
  • You have fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness or sweating
  • The pain was caused by an injury of some type
  • The pain is so intense you can't move around
  • You do not seem to be getting better after 2 to 3 weeks

  The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice,  

  examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care

  provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  If you think

  you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

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