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Few problems can lower your quality of life like low back pain. Chronic alignment issues, postural changes, degeneration of lumbar or sacral spinal components, and acute injuries can all create big problems in the small of your back. But surgery isn't necessary for many cases of low back pain -- because our chiropractor at Cole Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Christopher Cole, can use conservative care techniques to provide natural low back pain relief.
There's sometimes no mistaking the reason for a sudden, agonizing case of low back pain. If you lift something heavy at work or are involved in an auto accident, for instance, you can sustain torn muscles, herniated lumbar discs and vertebral subluxation all in one fateful moment. A herniated disc can be extremely painful, especially if the inner "filling" protrudes to cause inflammation and compression of nearby nerve tissue. Pressure on the sciatic nerve, in particular, can produce both low back pain and the many other disabling symptoms of sciatica.
On the other hand, that "new" low back problem you're just now experiencing may have been months or years in the making. For example, spinal discs tends to lose water and height as you get older; this can cause the discs to bulge while reducing the space between vertebrae, irritating the vertebral facet joints. Spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and other spinal changes can pinch the spinal cord or lumbar nerve roots. A lifetime of spinal misalignment may have overburdened major muscle groups to the point that they're causing you chronic pain. Even conditions such as pregnancy can alter the body's weight distribution in a manner that causes low back pain.
Whether your symptoms are acute or chronic in nature, you may be (quite rightly) concerned about the potential drawbacks and risk of undergoing major surgery or depending on strong painkillers to get any significant low back pain relief -- in which case, our Tulsa chiropractor may be just what the doctor ordered. We can administer non-invasive techniques that address your low back pain at its source, instead of simply numbing it with medication.
Our safe, effective methods can help you can rise above low back pain. If you've been on the fence about seeing a chiropractor in Tulsa for your low back pain, keep in mind that Cole Chiropractic Clinic offers a free consultation to new patients.
Find out what chiropractic care can do for you by calling 918-664-2273 and scheduling that consultation!