Low Back Pain

low back pain

Research suggests that anywhere from 60-70% of us will experience at least one episode of low back pain throughout the course of our lifetime. Indeed, low back pain costs an estimated $200 billion per year in the US due to lost wages, lowered productivity, associated health care costs, and more. Unfortunately, the main line of defense against low back pain tends to be symptomatic relief only, without any real consideration or resolution of the underlying causes. Our Peoria chiropractor and his team think differently. Dr. Malavolti understands that while low back pain can be challenging, this common health problem responds overwhelmingly positively to chiropractic care that identifies and addresses both cause and symptoms.

Causes and Symptoms Of Low Back Pain

In most cases, low back pain is a multifaceted health problem that has one or many underlying issues. Some of the most common causes of low back pain diagnosed and treated by our Peoria chiropractor include:

  • Disc herniation or bulge
  • Muscle spasm or strain
  • Joint subluxation or joint lock
  • Spinal nerve impingement, including sciatica

People with acute or chronic low back pain often report achy or throbbing pain in the low back and pelvis that fluctuates in intensity. Depending on the exact underlying cause, additional symptoms may include sharp, searing, or burning pain in one or both legs, back stiffness, decreased activity tolerance, impaired sleep, and stress. You're more likely to experience low back pain if you have any one of the following:

  • Age between 35-55
  • Sedentary behavior
  • Obesity
  • Stress and/or depression
  • Poor posture
  • Heavy lifting or repetitive work tasks
  • Car accident
  • Poor ergonomics or body mechanics

How Our Chiropractic Care in Peoria Can Help Relieve Back Pain Symptoms

Peoria chiropractor Dr. Malavolti offers every one of his patients a highly individualized approach to treatment and symptom resolution. When it comes to low back pain, treatment focuses both "upstream" and "downstream" from the problem area, so that contributing factors are resolved. This "whole person" approach can accelerate and maximize your healing by relieving symptoms and also preventing recurrence or chronic issues.

  • A spinal adjustment is generally one of the most valuable and effective chiropractic techniques to relieve low back pain. Adjustments realign the spine and restore it to a more normal mobility, which relieves pressure on spinal nerves, spinal discs, blood vessels, and other structures in and around the spinal column. Adjusting the spine also has a powerful neurological effect on the body by improving the ability of the nervous system to communicate effectively with the body. This has been shown to improve your body's natural healing energy flow and decrease pain signals being sent to the brain.
  • Depending on underlying factors identified by our chiropractor, a person with low back pain may also be prescribed corrective exercises that help correct postural imbalances and reduce strain and tension on the spine.
  • Electro-stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound can further relieve pain and prevent future low back pain by activating the lymphatic system, reducing inflammation, promoting tissue healing, and relieving muscle spasms.
  • Our chiropractor is also highly skilled in assessing and correcting functional movement patterns. He teaches people safer and more energy-efficient ways to lift heavy objects or perform other tasks requiring correct body mechanics.

Wondering How A Chiropractor Can Help You With Your Low Back Pain? Call Malavolti Chiropractic Center

If your daily life has been negatively impacted by acute or chronic low back pain, know that you don't have to learn to live with it. And while medications and other conventional medicine do have their place, our Peoria chiropractor believes that true healing and recovery from low back pain can be achieved through natural, non-invasive means that can have a powerful impact on your overall health with minimal to no risk of adverse effects. If you're interested in learning more about our chiropractic services or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, call us today.

Malavolti Chiropractic Center
7918 North Hale Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 693-7887

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