Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, as many as 7 out of 10 people will have at least one episode of lower back pain in their lifetime? Our chiropractor in Waterloo ON, Dr. Jeff Winchester, is doing his part every day to reduce this prevalence among our community and help people of all ages find natural relief from their symptoms.

Why is Lower Back Pain So Frequent? Common Diagnoses & Causes

The lower back is an intricate system within your body comprised of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, discs, and nerves working together to offer you both stability and mobility. A variety of factors can lead to dysfunction in this area, including:

  • Excessive sitting
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Repetitive movement
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Work accident or sports accident
  • Muscle length imbalances and joint misalignments

The presence of specific underlying diagnoses may also cause lower back pain (likewise, any of the above factors may increase your risk for developing one of these diagnoses):

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc herniation or bulge
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal muscle strain
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica and/or lumbar radiculopathy (nerve impingement)
  • Scoliosis

Other underlying health conditions like depression and fibromyalgia can contribute to back pain, too. There may not even always be a clear diagnosis, but these “idiopathic” cases can still respond positively to chiropractic care.

How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Lower Back Pain 

If you or a loved one has lower back pain, we completely understand why the thought of taking medication isn’t appealing (especially in light of the serious opioid abuse epidemic going on in our country). To that end, here are some specific chiropractic care services we offer that can relieve your symptoms and address the underlying causes:

  • Spinal adjustments: whether “thrust” or “non-thrust,” all our manipulations and adjustments are gentle and effective. Specific force and pressure is applied to realign the spinal joints and facilitate natural pain relief
  • Massage: soft tissue mobilization helps relieve tense muscles and fascia and increase healing circulation of oxygenated blood and lymphatic fluid
  • Rehabilitative and corrective exercises: learn exercises and stretches to improve stability, strength, and endurance of your lower spine and core as well as flexibility in your hips
  • Lifestyle and nutritional counseling: prevent recurring issues by improving your posture and ergonomics, losing excess body fat, managing your stress, and more

Is Your Lower Back Bothering You? Contact Our Waterloo Chiropractor Now for Help

Call or stop by Bridgeport Family Chiropractic to connect with our Waterloo chiropractor. Natural, drug-free, and holistic “total body” healing is possible! Contact us now by calling (519) 886-4210.