Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Day-to-day life can put demands on your lower back – work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even stress can cause painful joint and back problems.
Learn about injuries and conditions associated with body pain and how our experts can help.
From automobile accidents to sports injuries to repetitive stress, chiropractic treatment can help heal the specific injuries to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
Chronic conditions affecting your lower back muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves can be managed with an individualized chiropractic treatment plan.
Strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon that may present in small or larger tears or stretching of the fibres.
Joint degeneration can occur in most people as they age. At times, degeneration can be referred to as “wear and tear”. Degeneration of the joint surface, for example, can be accompanied by an overgrowth of bone, narrowing of the joint space and deformity of the joint. Osteoarthritis is a form of joint degeneration and may present in numerous joints of the body including the spine. There are various factors that have been associated with joint degeneration, such as osteoarthritis, including heredity, injury, fractures, and overuse.
Neurological conditions can present in many forms either a pinched nerve or stemming from the central nervous system or metabolic/endocrine disease. Chiropractors are extensively trained in the assessment and diagnosis of such conditions and are able to refer to an appropriate healthcare provider when needed or for additional imaging.
Nerve entrapment or “pinched nerve” can occur when pressure is applied to a nerve by a structure or tissue including bone, cartilage, muscles or tendons. Yet, entrapment can also be secondary to other factors such as pregnancy due to the increase in water retention and swelling.
Depending on the findings of the history and patient examination, the chiropractor may recommend patient reassurance, manual therapies, modalities, and lifestyle recommendations including rehabilitation. However, the plan of management will be individualized to the patient’s needs and examination findings.
Contact Dr. McHardy, at Parkway Back and Foot Pain Clinic, and book an assessment of your particular concern with pain.