Figuring out low back pain causes can be confusing. Your doctor looks at your MRI or xrays but find nothing serious but your still in pain. There is a surprisingly huge list of possibilities contributing to low back pain: spinal subluxation, sacroiliac joints fixation, facet joints arthrosis or arthritis, muscle sprain or strain, herniated disc, canal sternosis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. Then there are other causes that are uncommon causes of low back pain. They are spinal deformities like Scoliosis or Kyphosis, compression fracture, Ankylosing spondylitis, osteomyelitis, Paget’s disease, Scheuermann’s disease, spinal tumors or cancer, Aortic aneurysm, Bladder infection, Endometriosis, kidney stone, Ovarian cancer, Ovarian cysts, Testicular torsion (twisted testicle) or prostate problems. Some of the previously mentioned causes require immediate medical attention.
It is helpful to take note which position(s) or what situations aggravate your condition. If your back pain worsens when you walk or run then the source of your problem is very likely coming from the sacroiliac joints or even your feet. Regardless of the possible source, you will want to talk to your chiropractor to get a proper diagnosis of the lower back pain. At LifeSystems Chiropractic, Our Focus is on diagnosing the root cause of your lower back pain. For example, if you have a possible kidney infection then referring you to a medical doctor for further evaluation first would serve you best. Conversely, if your pain is due to spinal subluxation or misalignments, then wouldn’t chiropractic treatment be more appropriate?
Here are some tips to help you get by before we help you resolve the root cause. If you are suffering from acute low back pain, then the use of an ice pack for ten minutes may help calm the inflammation. If you have pain lying on your back, putting a pillow under your legs may also alleviate the acute back pain.
Many come to us for a second opinion to find our their low back pain causes even after visiting other chiropractors or doctors. Don’t be confused, give us a call so I can help determine the cause of your low back pain.