Back pain can extend from the rib at the lowest end to the buttocks and even go up to the lower limbs. You feel it on one of two sides of the midline. Generally, it is experienced for a period of up to two weeks. Our team at Fasulo Chiropractic in Patchogue assists in the diagnosis, management, and cure of back pain. Feeling pain at the lower back may be accompanied by symptoms including difficulty standing upright, stiffness, and inactive movement of the lower back.
What Are the Risk Factors for Acute Low Back Pain?
Factors that contribute to the pain are physical, work-associated, and psychological. They include:
- Non-ergonomic lifting
- Psychiatric illnesses
- Straining at work
- Muscle spasm
- Injury of a spine bone
- A narrow spinal canal
- Car accident injury
- Issues arising from pregnancy, and
- Pancreas or bladder problems
The risk factors contribute to a burning sensation, sharp pain, or an achy feeling.
Diagnosing Back Pain
You may experience back pain while lifting weights, picking up children, or even shoveling snow. It can be acute, which simply means continued episodes in the past three months. It can later develop into chronic back pain lasting for more than three months.
Peripheral symptoms also are indications of someone suffering from acute low back pain. For example, a feeling of pain down the leg is an indication of damage to the nerve root of the spinal cord. Feeling weak in your legs and feet is an indication of emanating back pain. In diagnosing flexion distraction, you will be asked how often it occurs and its severity. We try to determine the cause and come up with a solution for how quickly to get better.
Managing Acute Low Back Pain
Chiropractic adjustment helps relieve pain at the back. Besides, we also offer basic measures such as:
- Physical therapy,
- Exercise lessons for the back
- Ice and mild pain relievers
To better manage the condition, the exact source of pain is determined and how it impacts your overall well-being. In four to six weeks of managing back pain at Chiropractor Patchogue NY, you should be feeling better.
To speed up your chances of getting better, we advocate the following measures:
- Limiting physical activity for the first few days to help ease symptoms and prevent swelling at the source of pain
- Adapting certain sleeping positions, for example, curled in a fetal spot with a pillow in between your legs
- While sleeping on your back, put a pillow or rolled fabric under the knees to help discharge pressure.
Contact A Medical Professional
Are you feeling any of the symptoms associated with back pain? Are you looking for a chiropractor near you? Take action today to prevent the situation from worsening into acute and chronic back pain. A visit to Fasulo Chiropractic Patchogue will include a thorough interview, physical examination, and individualized treatment.