Low Back Pain
Did you know that eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year and more than 10% of all people experience frequent bouts of low back pain.
Low back injuries are common because the low back is one of the more unstable areas of the spine. Unlike the midback, which is supported by the ribcage, the low back compromises some stability for an increase in range of motion.
As long as the lower back is stable, healthy and functioning properly it can withstand a tremendous amount of force. Just imagine the weight an Olympic weight lifter can support on a spine that is proper condition. On the flip side, if the low back is out of alignment, something as simple as lifting a bag of groceries or getting dressed can cause a serious low back injury.
Types of lower back injuries.
At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosa, we care for many different types of low back injuries.
Subluxations are one of the most common types of painful low back injuries. A subluxation refers to improper movement of the vertebrae of the spine. These misalignments can lead to severe and debilitating low back pain. Fortunately, Dr. Davis can easily treat subluxations of the lower back with chiropractic adjustments, electric muscle stimulation and exercises to strengthen supportive muscles.
Sprains, Strains and Spasms
Strains, strains and spasms are a common lower back problem. Dr. Davis most commonly sees these injuries in people that work all day in an office and then overdo it on the weekends. Overworking muscles that aren't conditioned properly can lead to micro-tearing in the muscle tissue which can lead to painful, tight or swollen soft tissues. At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosaville, Dr. Davis treats this type of injury with stretches, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy or laser therapy. Dr. then recommends that strengthening exercises for the patient to take home and do one their own to prevent these injuries from happening again in the future.
Bulging of the intervertebral discs is one of the most common sources of debilitating and radiating lower back pain. Injuries to the discs of the low back typically occur due to bending and twisting while lifting. Disc injuries are one of the most common reasons that patients will have back surgery. Unfortunately, one a disc is injured it can take some time to heal. Disc injuries can heal, they just do so more slowly than a subluxation or sprain strain. If you are suffering from a disc bulge or have radiating pain into the buttocks or legs, you should see Dr. Davis first. Dr. Davis is a disc injury specialist and has the equipment and experience necessary to treat low back due to disc bulges. At Laguna Bay Chiropractic in Noosa, we have invested in one of the most effective and successful tools available for treating disc injuries, Triton DTS Spinal Decompression. With some chiropractic adjustments, following your treatment plan and home exercises and spinal decompression, you have a good change of avoiding low back surgery associated with a disc bulge.
Why see us for your low back pain?
Dr. Travis Davis, the primary chiropractor at Laguna Bay Chiropractic of Noosa, is a low back pain specialist. He has the experience, expertise and has invested in the best technology available to care for your low back pain. Dr. Davis prides himself in giving 110% and "going the extra mile" for his patients. You can rest assured that when visiting Laguna Bay Chiropractic, you are not simply the next patient in line or a number. We care about your well being and giving you the results that you need and frankly, are paying for. If you are needlessly suffering from Low Back Pain, pick up the phone and call Laguna Bay Chiropractic now. You'll be glad you did!