Having low back pain is a common occurrence, and sprains and strains are among the top causes. Since you put so much weight on your back when you move around, the muscles and ligaments in this area can easily become damaged. At Balanced Health Medical, our NYC chiropractor offers effective treatment for these injuries.
A lower back strain occurs when the muscles in this part of your body are torn or stretched too much. Sprains occur when the ligaments in your lower back are torn. When you have a muscle strain or sprains in your lower back, this leads to soft tissue inflammation that can cause considerable discomfort. You can sprain or strain your back while playing sports, doing repetitive motions at work or overusing these muscles and ligaments in other ways.
When you have a sprain or strain in your lower back, you might experience soreness that can spread to your flank. This discomfort usually does not reach your legs. Other symptoms you might have include muscle spasms and stiffness that limits your ability to bend and move around. You might also have soreness and other symptoms that last as long as two weeks or more.
When you have pain resulting from muscle strain or sprains, it can end up lingering for weeks or even months without proper care. This pain can grow worse over time, which can make it difficult to be active and do your normal activities. In some cases, conventional treatments, such as relying on nonprescription pain medications, might not always be effective. Fortunately, we offer chiropractic treatment in Manhattan that can ease pain and lower the risk of experiencing these symptoms again.
Chiropractic care involves making spinal adjustments that bring the vertebrae in your back into the right alignment. Strains and sprains can throw these bones out of alignment, resulting in inflammation. Chiropractic adjustments restore proper alignment, which takes pressure off the nerves in your lower back and makes it easy for nutrients to reach the damaged muscles or ligaments for healing. Our chiropractor might also suggest physical therapy or other forms of care at Balanced Health Medical to help your back heal.
If you have low back pain, please contact Balanced Health Medical to make an appointment with our chiropractic doctor. We have a convenient location in Midtown Manhattan at 133 East 58th Street in ZIP code 10022 near Rockefeller Center and the Upper East Side. Our chiropractor can also treat neck pain and other sources of chronic pain.