If you have lower back pain due to an injury or a condition, the discomfort can limit your mobility and significantly impact your quality of life. At True Wellness Chiropractic in Fort Wayne, IN, we provide chiropractic adjustments, as well as spinal decompression and EPAT Shockwave Therapy, to alleviate your pain and help your body heal. Before visiting us, take a look at some commonly asked questions about lower back pain below:
What are some causes of lower back pain?
Since the lower spine is used for various activities and bears a lot of stress, lower back pain can be caused by a variety of factors. To reduce injuring your lower back, it is important is to take preventative measures like strengthening the spine. Some common causes of lower back pain include:
- Herniated discs
- Muscle strain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
When is lower back pain considered an emergency?
As soon as you start to feel lower back pain, you should visit our chiropractors to prevent further complications. However, you may need immediate treatment if you experience severe symptoms. Some symptoms may indicate a medical condition or problems with your vital organs, which needs immediate attention. Some serious symptoms of lower back pain include the following:
- Tingling in the legs
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Bowel incontinence or urinary incontinence
- Sharp pain or debilitating pain
What can I do to prevent lower back pain?
There are some preventative measures that you can take to decrease injury and pain in your lower back. Some steps you can take to prevent lower back include:
- Weight management
- Posture correction
- Lifestyle and nutritional changes
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Muscle retraining
- Properly lift weights
- Quitting smoking
- Routine chiropractic visits, spinal decompression treatment and EPAT Shockwave Therapy
Contact us for Treatment Today
At True Wellness Chiropractic in Fort Wayne, IN, we offer quality chiropractic care to eliminate your discomfort and help you return to an active lifestyle. To learn more about our wide range of services and to schedule your appointment, call us at (260) 444-2080 today. Our team is dedicated to improving your health and well-being!