Back Pain Relief at OptiLife Chiropractic

Back pain is a common condition. About 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point. At our Tampa and St. Petersburg chiropractic clinics we see patients daily whose lives have been slowed by the back pain.

It is often difficult to treat since some people show no spinal abnormalities on an X-Ray yet feel excruciating pain. Our OptiLife chiropractors are experts in diagnosing the cause and determining proper treatment for lower back pain. Medications, heat, and bed rest only address symptoms, but don’t correct the problem itself. A chiropractor can provide relief and prevent future problems by improving spinal alignment.

Some of the most common causes of lower back pain are:

Subluxations: Whenever there is a disruption in the normal movement or position of the vertebrae, the result is pain and inflammation. Subluxations can lead to debilitating low back pain.

Disc Herniation: Herniated or bulging discs can be a source of intense pain. Unfortunately, a herniated disc rarely ever completely heals, but deterioration can be slowed or avoided with regular chiropractic care.

Spasms, Sprains, Strains: Overworking the muscles of the low back can lead to small tears in the tissues, which then become painful, swollen and tight.

Stress: When you are stressed, your body responds by tightening your muscles. Overtime, the tension causes your muscles to become sore, weak and loaded with trigger points for pain. A chiropractic treatment can help and regular exercise and relaxation techniques will lead to ongoing improvement.

The OptiLife approach to back pain relief

Our goal as chiropractors is to restore motion to the spine allowing the nerves leaving the spine to function at their optimal level. At our St. Petersburg and Tampa locations, we provide several treatment options for our patients. We primarily utilize the most widely known adjustment techniques – Diversified and Gonstead. We also use other spinal manipulation techniques to relieve lower back pain and improve physical function. We also utilize lighter approaches, including: Activator, Thompson or Flexion/Distraction methods.

Realigning your lower back

Chiropractic treatment for lower back pain most commonly involves adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to re-establish normal motion and position of bones and joints. We employ manipulation – adjustment of the vertebrae – to help align your spine and provide immediate relief, when possible. Spinal manipulation is used along with exercise, massage and physical therapy.

Chiropractic treatments for the lower back is one of the most common and effective treatments for lower back pain. Studies suggest that chiropractic care can be more effective, more affordable and has better long-term outcomes than other treatment methods because chiropractic care often helps re-establish normal vertebral motion and position in the spine.

Call our Tampa office at (813) 926-9500 or our St. Petersburg location at (727) 698-6088 today and learn how a chiropractic treatment can relieve your lower back pain.