Many cases of lower back pain are transient. They develop and then the symptoms ease and there’s no more trouble.
But that doesn’t hold true for everyone. If you’re reading this, you’re probably concerned about lower back pain. You may have experienced it intermittently or continually for months or even years and now you’re here, seeking information.
I need to tell you that seeking information about medical conditions on the internet, while part of modern life, is not necessarily effective. There’s plenty of data online, but not all of it’s reliable.
So, I’m glad you’re here. Because I’m a chiropractor, you know I’m going to give you useful information that points you in the right direction. I’m not going to tell you to face East, while standing on one leg with a crystal in each hand, for starters.
If you’re asking the question, “Is my lower back pain serious?”, you’ve come to the right place. We’re not called “Back & Body Medical” around here for nothing!
Ask yourself the right questions
Part of understanding the severity of your lower back pain is about asking yourself a couple of key question. First – has the pain been around for a while? If your pain has persisted for more than a few weeks, you may have a problem that’s not going to go away with self-care like icing, rest and stretching.
Also, ask yourself if the pain is getting worse. If it’s increasing in intensity, you may have disc issues which need to be addressed by a medical professional.
Just the fact that you’re here reading this makes me suspicious. That’s my “chiropractor brain” talking, but you if you’ve answered those questions the way I suspect you may have, then it’s probably time to come talk to me.
Come in anyways
No doctor can diagnose the source of your pain remotely. No doctor should. But if your back pain has driven you to this blog post, then it’s clear you’re concerned.
Even if your lower back pain isn’t serious, coming to see me can clarify the root cause of the pain and set you up to rid yourself of it. If that sounds good, then contact me and let’s get to the bottom of your problem.
At the very least, I can work with you to prescribe self-care that will ease the pain. And if you’re a good patient and do as I’ve prescribed, you should feel better in no more than 6 weeks.
But if you don’t, coming back to see me will open the door to pain-relieving treatment that will restore your quality of life by eliminating your lower back pain.
And I can’t imagine that doesn’t sound good to someone asking themselves if their lower back pain is serious.
Back & Body Medical
I offer chiropractic care in a unique, multi-disciplinarian setting as part of a clinical team. My colleagues are acupuncturists, physical therapists and sports medicine experts. We create personalized care that puts the patient first.
Is your lower back pain serious? Let’s find out, together.