Santa Maria
Lumbar & Low-Back Pain Treatment

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons why people consult with a chiropractor. Low back pain, usually brought on by a stress or strain to the joints in the lumbar or pelvis region, is caused by sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects.

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What does low-back pain mean?

Common Causes of Low-Back Pain

Long stretches of time spent sitting needs to be balanced with periodic movement. Strengthening our muscles through exercise, stretching, and regular use will enhance our bodies, our longevity, and our mental health. Get up from your seat and avoid these common causes of lumbar pain:

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Bending, lifting, or twisting incorrectly (combination of carrying weight while making a movement)

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Fatigued or tired muscles from lack of strength, mobility, or use

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Putting stress on wrong part of body

As we age, we are more prone to ailment, especially if we allow ourselves to become less active or even sedentary. When our muscles aren’t being used, the neurological connections from our brains to our muscles wear down. So when the muscle is suddenly in use again, the brain doesn’t recognize the movement and misfires, resulting in pain.

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Pinched nerve

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Herniated disc

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Arthritis in low back or neck

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Fatigued or tired muscles from lack of strength, mobility, or use

 How we help

Alleviating low-Back Pain

Lifestyle Changes

Small, simple changes made to your daily routine can have an incredible impact on your body, your mobility and functionality, and your mental health.  

Chiropractic adjustments

Sometimes intervention and assistance is necessary. Chiropractic adjustments help support and stabilize the lower back and help relieve pain.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractic

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Pain Relief

Adjustments made for lower back pain are common, but only your chiropractor will understand the severity of your pain and what techniques can relieve it.

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Reduce Tension

Inflammation and irritation to the muscles can cause tension in lower back. By relieving tension, your back has an opportunity to recover.

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Enhance Quality of Life

Rehabilitative exercises and maintenance care at Pierce Chiropractic can help you regain functionality and mobility, which leads to a high quality, fulfilling life.