What is Lumbago?

elderly man holding his back due to pain

At North East Chiropractic Center, we are proud to take care of a variety of healthcare conditions. One of the common conditions we see is called lumbago. This is another term used to describe low back pain, which is one of the most common reasons why people seek the care of a doctor. This term has historically been used to refer to a variety of low back pain types and causes; however, a chiropractor is able to address them all.

Lumbago is a medical term that can be used to describe low back pain. Low back pain comes in numerous types, scopes, and severities. As a whole, lumbago impacts millions of people all over the United States. Some people might develop this condition acutely while others might have lumbago that has been bothering them for years. Those who have lumbago could have trouble sitting, sleeping, going to work, or playing sports. Because of this, lumbago deserves to be treated by a trained and experienced doctor.

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Lumbago?

young woman sitting on her bed having back pain

There are numerous causes of acute lumbago. A few of the most frequent causes of acute lumbago are:

Sciatica: Sciatica is a condition that leads to inflammation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the length of the spine and divides before entering each leg. Lumbago with sciatica is increasingly common and can lead to severe discomfort. Some of the most frequently seen symptoms of lumbago with sciatica are tingling and numbness in the back and legs, shooting pains that might run through the legs, and generalized discomfort.

Paraspinal Muscle PainThe vertebrae are supported by muscles on both sides of the spine. On occasion, bad posture and overuse of the muscles can lead to lumbago. This pain will be isolated to these muscles. This will lead to lumbago symptoms such as discomfort, stiffness, weakness, and trouble moving the back from side to side or up and down.

Herniated Disc: A herniated disc can cause acute lumbago. A few of the lumbago symptoms tied to a herniated disc are shooting pains that run down the legs, pain that changes based on the position, and weakness in one leg.

What Are Some Lumbago Treatment Options?

massage therapist massaging patient lower back If someone visits us for lumbago treatment, there are a few options we can use. A few of the most frequently used techniques for lumbago treatment in Fort Wayne are:

Chiropractic Care: This is the focus of how we address lumbago. We can use spinal adjustments and shift the vertebrae in the back. Our goal is to make sure the vertebrae in the spine are properly aligned. With the spine in a proper state of alignment, we can alleviate much of the stiffness, soreness, and pain.

Massage Therapy: Massage therapy is also going to play an important role in the treatment of lumbago. Using massage therapy, we can release knots and stiffness that might be present in the paraspinal muscles of the spine. We can also use massage therapy to relieve sprains that might be present in the ligaments of the spine, such as the facet joints. Massage therapy also gives our patients a chance to relax and recover in a peaceful environment.

Why North East Chiropractic Center

Lumbago is one of the most common reasons why someone comes to see us at North East Chiropractic Center. Our chiropractors blend innovative expertise with proven therapies in the treatment of low back pain. We will listen to your concerns and tailor all of our treatment options to meet your individual needs. We encourage our patients to become involved in their healthcare. We work with all of our patients in a one on one setting to do exactly that.

Contact North East Chiropractic Center Today

At North East Chiropractic Center, we are proud to provide experienced lumbago treatment in Fort Wayne, IN. Our compassionate healthcare providers and staff are always available to listen to you and your needs. Then, we will help you address them. If you would like to make an appointment with our team, then please call us today at (260) 245-2460. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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