Low Back Pain Part I

Low Back Pain Chiropractor In West Jordan Utah Explains Reasons For Back Pain

If you are seeking a low back pain chiropractor in West Jordan Utah, you have come to the right place. Low back pain: chances are you will experience this type of pain in your lifetime more than any other type of pain. In fact, studies have shown that 80% of people will experience back pain at least once.

To help you understand back pain, let’s break it down into a couple of categories: Chronic (or long standing back pain) lasts more than 3-4 weeks in nature. Acute low back pain usually stems from some type of injury or trauma. We will address that in Back Pain Part II.

Low Back Pain Chiropractor in West Jordan Utah Provides Some Reasons For Chronic Low Back Pain

Let’s talk about chronic low back pain. If you suffer from this, you have my sincere sympathy. It is extremely difficult to suffer from daily, often hourly, pain with intense bouts where you cannot function at all. It affects every part of your life. Let’s discuss what may be causing this pain:

1. Herniated Discs – A disc herniation, (bulge or protrusion) causes a lot of back pain because the bulge can press on nerves. Discs can herniate in acute conditions, such as accidents, but can also arise from chronic sources. In my experience working in the trucking industry, I saw herniated discs caused by holding stationary postures for long periods of time, repetitive lifting, prolonged sitting, and muscular imbalances. In these cases, the disc material had microfractures of the outer layers until eventually a full herniation developed. If you are experiencing pain in your lower back, call your low back pain chiropractor in West Jordan Utah, Dirk Woodmansee for more information today.

2.  Disc Degeneration – This is a condition that develops over time. Usually the disc begins to lose its cushioning properties. The fluid on the inner side of the disc is decreased. This can happen when the vertebra above and the one below are fixated (stuck together) for a long period of time. It is important to note that the discs keep hydrated by movement of the vertebrae. This is a phenomenon chiropractors call “subluxation degeneration”. Low back pain chiropractor in West Jordan Utah, Dirk Woodmansee can help you determine what your particular problem may be.

3.  Spondylosis – Often aggravated by recent or remote trauma, this is caused by a loss of fluid in conjunction with loss of disc height. This is one of the most significant chronic symptoms developed by lack of treatment following an injury, like auto accidents.

4.  Myofacial or other muscular pain syndromes – Most of these conditions arise from postural abnormalities (sitting hunched over a computer keyboard), trigger points, specific muscular damage, scar tissue or other muscular tissue pathology. This is an area of treatment that we have paid considerable amount of time treating in our office.

Additional Information On Low Back Pain from Chiropractor in West Jordan Utah

*It should be noted that low back pain can also be symptomatic of serious conditions that require medical intervention, like aneurysms, appendicitis, & kidney stones. If your back begins hurting for no reason or cause that you can think of, you should consult your family doctor or emergency immediately.

We take your back pain very seriously in our office, and you are always welcome to come in for a FREE consultation. We will be able to help you understand what is causing your pain, and tell you if you need any advanced imaging, laboratory tests, or specialists to help you with your condition. We are happy to give you a referral if you need one. If  you are looking for an experienced low back pain chiropractor in West Jordan Utah, call us today!

Midvalley Chiropractic Office

Ask for Dr. Woodmansee

801-562-1531

If you are seeking an experienced low back pain chiropractor in West Jordan Utah, make sure that you contact Dr Dirk Woodmansee today for an appointment.