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Low Back Pain (LBP) in Madison, OH

Low back pain interferes with almost every part of your day. French Chiropractic and Wellness Center, located in Madison, is a leading treatment center for low back pain that causes pain and limited movement for the residents of Painesville, Mentor and surrounding towns in Ohio.

What is Low Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common conditions in the United States and a top reason people seek the advice of a medical professional. In fact, 80% of adults experience this symptom at one time or another throughout life. Over 30 million Americans are experiencing back pain at any given point in time. Fifty percent of all working Americans report that they have back pain and discomfort at least once a year and 33% of those over 18 years of age suffered from back related problems that required medical treatment during the past five years. The cost associated with back pain is a stunning 50 billion dollars per year, a figure which covers only easily identified costs. The actual comprehensive figure may be much higher.

What is the Cause of Low Back Pain?

Most patients suffering from back pain have not experienced major injuries, trauma or accidents prior to the onset of their symptoms. Most back pain is caused by one or more of the following:

  • Long-term effects of improper posture when sitting
  • Poor work habits
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Incorrect lifting techniques
  • Other factors related to lifestyle

Each factor can create imbalances in the spine, thereby causing unnecessary stress that ultimately leads to pain. For this reason, you can even injure your back by merely bending over to pick up a light object. The reason is that your spine has already been compromised for quite some time and that one simple movement was the catalyst that brought the symptoms to the surface. When such incidents occur, spasms take place in the surrounding back muscles as they attempt to protect the injured or stressed spine.

What are the Symptoms of Low Back Pain?

Below are some common symptoms of low back pain:

  • Pain that radiates into the buttocks or legs
  • Weakness
  • Tenderness
  • Discomfort while sitting
  • Leg fatigue while walking
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty standing erect

What is the Treatment for Low Back Pain?

French Chiropractic and Wellness Center uses two forms of flexion/distraction chiropractic tables, and a spinal decompression table delivering FDA-approved spinal decompression therapy. Manual adjustments by hand or assisted by an instrument are also employed for conservative treatment of lower back pain.

Chiropractic care focuses restoring proper segmental motion to dysfunctional vertebral regions. This ultimately improves function and flexibility and reduces pain, as pressure is removed from the nerve endings that line the joint’s surface.

Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of low back pain, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.