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Lower Back Pain

Don’t Let Lower Back Pain Ruin Your Life.

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Did you know that lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the primary reason for missed work in the United States? There are a number of reasons low back pain is so common, and there is also a wide range of possible treatments promising relief.

If you are one of the millions of Americans experiencing lower back pain, you should not hesitate to seek care from a local chiropractor so that you avoid worsening injuries. Back pain sufferers in the Geneva area can find back pain relief with Goyke Health Center, where non-invasive treatments are tailored to the needs of each patient for optimal pain management and mobility.

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Lower Back Pain Prevalence

About 80% of adults will have low back pain at some point during their lives, and in many of these cases, back pain sufferers will need to miss work or even go on disability leave. Lower back pain is so much more common than pain in other areas of the spine, because the lower back is under so much pressure from everyday activities. For many Americans, the problem is worsened by sedentary lifestyles, obesity, or desk-bound professional occupations.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Many people experience lower back pain as the result of mechanical issues like sprains, herniated discs, or compression of spinal nerves. However, there are some medical conditions like arthritis that can also lead to pain in the lower spine. Below you can get a look at just a handful of the long list of possible back pain causes that may be affecting you.

Aging – As the body gets older, it becomes more susceptible to bone density loss, disc degeneration, and inflammation of the joints, which can all lead to back pain. Retaining an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to manage these age-related conditions, though it is important to consult a physician to find a workout routine that is both safe and effective.

Acute injuries – For some people, the cause of back pain is clear, since ongoing pain may occur following an injury of the spinal tissue. Overstretching and tearing ligaments in the spine is common in individuals who play high-impact sports or participate in heavy lifting.

Degenerative conditions – Disc degeneration is one of the most common causes of back pain, occurring when the intervertebral discs become weak and become less effective as cushioning shock absorbers. This may lead to compression of spinal nerves along with minimized mobility that gets worse over time without treatment.

Lower Back Pain Relief

From physical therapy to open surgery, there are many different methods used to address the widespread problem of lower back pain. At Goyke Health Center, we stick to effective, non-invasive therapies including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and customized nutrition plans to allow our patients to recover quickly with long-lasting relief.

To schedule an appointment in our Geneva practice, call us at (630) 715-1183 today.

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