Back spasms and Chiropractic care

One of the most common causes of lower back pain seen by Chiropractors involves a strain of the lower back muscles. The joint between the pelvis and and lumbar spine is especially prone to a painful sprain due to the fact it acts as a fulcrum as a persons bends at the waist. Usually this type of injury results from lifting a load while bent at the waist. Often the spine is more susceptible to injury while in the bend and twisted position. A sprain of the lower back is said to always have a lag time between the event of injury and the onset of symptoms. Usually the lag is hours to days depending on the severity of the injury. Usually this type of injury will cause a person to walk slowly because movement of the spine is painful. The most comfortable position may be of slight forward bend or leaning to one side. The muscles of the back are usually very tight and have a feeling of being taut and hard. Back spasms usually limit all movements of the back. The type of pain felt in a sprain of the lower back is a catching, sharp pain in the lower back. The pain may also be diffuse on rest and radiate down into the thighs or buttocks or even upwards towards the neck.
Chiropractic management of acute sprain of the back and back spasms involves intersegmental stretching of the back along with gentle mobilization of the spine. Ice may be helpful in the first week of a back sprain as well. Resting is generally recommended in the initial phases of an acute back sprain. The pelvic tilt exercise is also helpful.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor with over ten years of practice experience. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic practice serves Olathe, Kansas, Lenexa, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas.

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