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Low Back Pain and Motion

Low Back Pain and Motion

Many of patients seek treatment at our office for conditions related to low back pain. After sitting down with them and going through a prior history and examination we often find the cause of their problem. 

LACK OF MOTION...

When we are young, we are constantly moving our muscles - joints - nerves - blood vessels - connective tissue - etc. And we have little incidence of back pain. 

As we age we tend to move less and less, gain weight, develop arthritis and suffer from back pain. With less motion the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments start to form adhesions and fixations which further complicate the problem. Some patients get so bad off they can hardly move on their own any more due to the pain, stiffness, inflammation and muscle spasms. 

This is where Chiropractic can help get you back on track. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the spine called Vertebral Subluxations. These subluxations or fixations within the spinal column can occur from injury, lack of motion, repetitive strain or just age in general. 

Chiropractors use manual and mechanical methods to make adjustments or manipulate the fixated regions of the spine back into normal motion and better alignment which in turn relieves pain and spasm. 

Once your spinal joints are moving properly again you can start to help yourself by moving and exercising to prevent future flair ups. Periodic maintenance treatments are often helpful similar to seeing your dentist for regular checkups. 

So to sum things up, back pain often stems from lack of motion.  Life is motion and Chiropractors can help you get back in motion. 

Dr. David Dirks, DC

Greenville NC - Washington NC - Williamston NC 

Tel: (252) 751-0660  /  [email protected]  /  www.dirkschiro.com