At some point in their lives, about 80% of men and women suffer from acute or chronic lower back pain. Dr. Diane Grace Rossello at Rossello Family Chiropractic in Bowie, Maryland, alleviates your lower back pain with gentle and supportive chiropractic therapy. Men, women, and children in Bowie, Maryland, and surrounding areas, can get relief from lower back pain by calling Dr. Rossello’s friendly staff, or by booking an appointment online.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
Why do I have lower back pain?
The lower back (also known as the lumbar spine) bears most of your body’s weight when you’re standing upright. The pressure on your vertebrae and vertebral discs may cause them to slip out of alignment, a condition known as subluxation. Slipped discs may irritate your spinal nerves, causing pain and muscle spasms.
Common contributors to lower back pain include:
- Age-related changes in the spine
- Sprains or strains of ligaments and tendons
- Herniated or degenerative vertebral discs
- Other spinal or skeletal irregularities
Rarer causes include:
- Kidney stones
What are some risk factors for lower back pain?
Anything that increases pressure on your lumbar spine raises your risk for lower back pain. Some common risk factors include:
- Heavy lifting
- Manual labor
- Backpack use in children
What’s the difference between acute and chronic lower back pain?
Most episodes of lower back pain are acute, meaning that they occur suddenly as a result of something you were doing, such as moving a heavy object. Acute pain generally resolves within two weeks. Lower back pain that persists between four and 12 weeks is considered subacute. You have chronic lower back pain if your pain lasts longer than 12 weeks.
How do chiropractors relieve lower back pain?
After determining the source of your pain through examination and diagnostic tools, Dr. Rossello designs an individually tailored treatment plan. Methods she may use to alleviate your pain include:
- Manual massage
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Interferential current therapy
- Microcurrent therapy
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Chiropractic manipulations (manual or instruments)
- Cold laser therapy
The goal of treatment is to bring your body into homeostasis — a natural, healthy state in which it can heal itself. In addition to chiropractic interventions, Dr. Rossello offers you nutritional guidance and lifestyle modifications to keep your spine healthy and strong.
Can chiropractic medicine help me avoid back surgery?
Chiropractic medicine is founded on the principle that your body is fully equipped to heal itself. Dr. Rossello’s goal is to correct subluxations in your spine with gentle, nonsurgical therapy so that all of your body’s organs and tissues function together harmoniously, free from dysfunction and pain.
Dr. Rossello has helped hundreds of men and women heal acute and chronic lower-back pain without surgery. If you’re looking for noninvasive, supportive therapy to alleviate your lower back pain and increase your overall well-being, contact Dr. Rossello. You can call her helpful team, or just make an appointment online.