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Lower Back Pain

HealthSource of Glen Allen can help ease your low back pain.  Practically every person has experienced low back pain at some point of their lives.  It can make it difficult to go to work, accomplish daily tasks, and can even make it difficult to sleep.  Low back pain is the most common cause of workplace disability – a lot of people miss work because of it.  In fact, back pain is second only to headaches in neurological ailments among Americans.  The missed work, disability claims, and medical care sought for low back pain all add up to a $50 billion price tag for a condition that can often be easily managed with regular chiropractic care.  Yet every day, every month, every year people continue to take pain medication and neglect chiropractic treatment – which can lead to more serious conditions.

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One type of low back pain is short-term, called acute back pain.  This usually lasts for several days or weeks and is a result of some sort of trauma or a disorder like arthritis.  Different types of trauma that occur run the gamut from work injuries to sports injuries, car accidents, and even gardening mishaps.  Any type of trauma has the potential to stress spinal bones and tissues, and the result is muscle ache, stabbing or shooting pain, stiffness and limited range of motion, and even an inability to stand up straight or walk.

Chronic back pain is another story.  It is characterized by pain that lasts for three months or more and is progressive – meaning that it will get worse as time goes by.  The earlier you seek treatment the better chance you have of recovering.

HealthSource of Glen Allen wants to help you with your back pain.  To make an appointment, call 804-592-2225 or email us at contact@richmondchiro.net.