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Lower Back Pain Treatment Services in Jacksonville, FL

The ability to remain upright and mobile definitely has its perks. However, walking around and putting weight on your feet all day can also cause you to develop debilitating back pain. As much as 80 percent of the population today at some point suffers from back pain. In fact, back pain accounts for one of the primary reasons why people seek out urgent medical care, second only to upper respiratory infections. 

Some Common Causes for Lower Back Pain...

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Injury events (sports, work, repetitive stress, etc...)
  • Awkward sitting positions
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Reaching
  • Wear and tear from work and play

Look For Symptoms Like...

  • Dull Aching
  • Sharp Pains
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Burning Pain
  • Sciatica (weakness & tingling in upper/lower legs & hips)

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Preventing Lower Back Pain

While minor lower back pain can typically resolve within a few day's time, chronic lower back pain, such as that associated with sciatica, may take medical treatment to overcome. Back pain can develop into a serious chronic condition when people experience frequent tension and stress or when they hesitate to resume their normal activities out of fear of hurting their backs further. Because lower back pain can interrupt a person's life and cause significant amounts of discomfort and limited mobility, it is important for people to know how to prevent it. These preventative tips can go a long way in protecting the overall wellness and safety of your lower back.

Avoid Back Pain by...

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Staying active and getting daily exercise
  • Avoiding prolonged rest or inactivity
  • Warming up before exercising or taking on physical activity like running or even gardening
  • Maintaining proper posture
  • Wearing low-heeled and comfortable footwear
  • Sleeping on a firm mattress
  • Lifting heavy objects with your legs / knees instead of your back
  • Avoiding smoking, as smoking restricts blood flow & puts your back muscles at risk of injury
  • Maintaining an ergonomic workstation

Some Occupations are known to contribute to low back pain...

  • Auto mechanics must bend, crawl, slide, and work under vehicles
  • Nursing home staff who must pick up and move patients
  • Delivery drivers who must load and unload heavy packages
  • Firefighters, EMTs, and other emergency staff who climb, lift and use heavy equipment
  • Roofers who must lug heavy shingles up and down ladders
  • Farmers who lift, climb, and work with heavy machinery and animals
  • Police officers who sit for prolonged periods in cars and wear heavy work belts
  • Landscapers who carry heavy bags of fertilizer, grass seed and use heavy equipment
  • Construction workers who use heavy tools, climb ladders and work in awkward positions
  • Truck drivers who sit for hours in the cab & lift heavy objects

Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

When it comes to treating lower back pain and along with any other potential injuries Jacksonville Florida residents may seek out professional chiropractic care. In fact, more than 30 million people throughout the country last year sought out this kind of treatment for their back problems. A majority of these patients reported being very happy with the quality of care and treatment that they received.

Chiropractors use natural and safe methods of treatment to help you overcome painful lower back conditions. For example, your chiropractor may try spinal manipulation, which involves helping restore normal function to the joints and soft tissues of the spine.

When Choosing a Chiropractor look for these Qualifications...

  • Attendance of an accredited chiropractic college
  • Proper state licensing 
  • Completion of state and national board examinations
  • Solid referrals from friends, family members, coworkers, and other trusted individuals
  • Extensive knowledge and confidence when answering your questions about your upcoming care for your lower back pain