Get relief from your pain and improve your body’s function with pain relief treatment from a Jacksonville chiropractor.
You’ve tried to take care of your low back pain at home, but your symptoms aren’t improving. It’s now time to see your Jacksonville chiropractor, who will look for and treat the root cause of your pain.
Common Symptoms and Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain symptoms include:
- Muscle soreness
- Muscle spasms
- Stabbing/shooting pain
- Pain that radiates down one or both legs
- Pain that gets worse when you bend, lift, walk, or stand
- Pain that improves when you recline
Identifying your symptoms as accurately as possible will help your chiropractor diagnose the issue. With the proper diagnosis, you’re more likely to achieve fast, complete pain relief.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain is often caused by:
- Strained ligaments
- Muscle strain
- Bulging or herniated discs (soft material inside of the disc bulges or ruptures out of the disc and presses on a nerve)
- Skeletal abnormalities
- Osteoporosis (if your bones become brittle, you can develop compression fractures of vertebrae)
Some of these issues can lead to symptoms beyond lower back pain, including pain, tingling, or numbness of the extremities. Neck pain, headaches, and migraines often relate to low back pain issues, particularly if your spine is out of alignment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Pain Relief in Jacksonville
After a physical evaluation, oral consultation, review of your health history, and possible diagnostic testing, your Jacksonville chiropractor can create a custom pain relief treatment plan.
Besides reducing your pain, the treatment you receive can improve the overall function and performance of your body. You can:
- Reduce your risk of injury
- Keep your muscles flexible
- Stay strong and healthy
- Improve your mobility and range of motion
Here’s what you can expect from your chiropractic appointment.
Spinal misalignment causes muscle, tendon, and ligament strain. Not only will you feel pain in your muscles, but you’ll also notice joint issues, too. Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine for better function.
During the adjustment process, your chiropractor will incorporate a technique called palpation. They’ll gently palpate the areas around the spine to determine the cause of your pain – muscles, ligaments, or other soft tissues.
The palpation helps your doctor pinpoint the source of the pain and focus their treatments to that area.
Therapeutic massage may relieve pain by way of several mechanisms, including relaxing painful muscles, tendons, and joints; relieving stress and anxiety; and helping to "close the pain gate" by stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain messages to and from the brain.
Our licensed massage therapist Ashton will focus on problem areas and surrounding musculature using a variety of techniques and tools best suited for you.
Choose Premier Chiropractic and Performance for Effective Pain Relief
Drs. Nicholas Schumacher and Donald Campbell understand that you want to get out of pain fast. That’s their goal too – but their goal also goes beyond relieving your pain in the moment. They want to reduce your risk of long-term damage and chronic pain, too. They are continually educating themselves on the latest pain relief techniques so you can receive truly effective treatment.
Sick and tired of low back pain? We can help you get pain relief fast! Contact us today at 904-725-2286 to schedule a consultation.