Jonas Vorzimer, DC
Chiropractor located in Walnut Creek, CA
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons women and men in the United States take time off from work among, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). If you have lower back pain, Jonas Vorzimer, DC, an expert chiropractor and founder of J.V. Chiropractic, can alleviate your discomfort and strengthen your back with supportive, holistic therapies. Call the Walnut Creek, California, office today or use the online tool to set up a back pain consultation.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
Why does my back hurt?
A sedentary lifestyle, a tendency to be overweight, and poor posture caused by weak core muscles are some of the main reasons, so many women and men in the US have acute or chronic back pain. Chronic back pain is pain that has lasted for 12 weeks or more.
Your lumbar spine (i.e., lower back) is a complex structure that contains many muscles, bones, vertebral discs, tendons and ligaments, any of which can become strained or sprained, or overused.
You’re more likely to develop back pain as you age because the vertebral cushioning discs that separate the bones in your spine start to degrade, rupture, and slip. A slipped disc can pinch nearby nerves or cause uncomfortable and painful muscle spasms.
What are some of the risk factors for lower back pain?
You’re more likely to suffer from lower back pain when your weight or lifestyle puts pressure on your back. Risk factors include:
- Doing manual labor
- Carrying heavy loads on your back
- Heavy lifting with the back instead of legs
You’re also more susceptible to back pain if you have spinal or skeletal irregularities. Rare causes of back pain may include kidney disease and tumors.
Do I need surgery to cure my back pain?
At J.V. Chiropractic, Dr. Vorzimer aims to restore health to your spine as well as all the muscles and other tissues that support it so that you can have a full range of motion without pain. All treatments at J.V. Chiropractic are holistic, supportive, and nonsurgical.
How do chiropractors treat lower back pain?
Chiropractic medicine supposes that your body has the ability to heal itself when your spine is in alignment.
After a thorough examination, Dr. Vorzimer devises a treatment strategy for your lower back pain that accounts for all of the factors that cause it, including any underlying illnesses or conditions. He then tailors a treatment plan for your lower back pain that may include:
- Manual chiropractic adjustments to correct subluxations (misalignments)
- Low-force impulses with Handheld Activator Adjusting Instrument
- Decompression to lengthen the spine and alleviate pressure on nerves
- Massage therapy or ultrasound to stimulate the circulation of blood and lymph fluids
- Hot and cold therapy to stimulate healing
- Physical therapy to strengthen back muscles and core muscles
- Supplements and herbs to nourish cells and promote wellbeing
- Dietary and exercise guidance
Whether you have chronic back pain or acute back pain from a recent injury, you can get relief without surgery or invasive treatments by contacting the friendly team at J.V. Chiropractic today or by using the online tool to book an appointment.