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Lower Back Pain

Whether your lower back pain is acute or chronic, it can negatively impact your sleep and mood. In fact, you may even find it challenging to work, perform everyday chores and maintain positive relationships. Our chiropractic care experts at Foundation Chiropractic in Auburn can provide you with professional lower back pain treatment and more. Here are a few ways to prevent lower back pain before it occurs and some treatment options if you need them.


Manage Stress

Dealing with stress can affect your quality of life and increase the pain you experience. For instance, stress can put you in a negative mood, create extra tension in your body, and make it more challenging to tolerate pain. Additionally, stress can increase the likelihood of injury. One way to relieve stress is through mindfulness meditation, which can help reduce psychological pain that affects physical health. You can also ease stress by laughing more, maintaining a healthy diet, and spending time outdoors in the sun.

Stay Active

Staying active is beneficial for maintaining your body's flexibility and strength. For instance, exercising your core helps keep your spine healthy. Choose exercises that strengthen the abdominal muscles and lower back. Overdoing it with excessive exercise can strain your body. Ways to stay active include going for brisk walks, daily stretching, swimming, and practicing yoga or Pilates, among others.

Try Yoga or Pilates

Yoga strengthens the muscles in the lower back when you hold different poses. This can be effective in alleviating your pain and keeping your spine healthy. You can learn basic yoga poses that are gentle and only take a few minutes to do. According to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a 2019 study provided evidence that Hatha yoga was helpful in relieving chronic nonspecific lower back pain. Similarly, Pilates eases tension in the back by strengthening your entire core.

Lower Back Pain Treatment Options

If two to three weeks pass, and your problem still persists, seek professional help. A chiropractor uses manual therapies such as manual manipulation or spinal manipulation to treat your lower back pain. Chiropractors employ natural, noninvasive methods that do not involve potentially harmful drugs to help you heal. They will identify the root cause of your issue, making it less likely to recur in the future. You may also benefit from taking supplements, receiving a massage, undergoing physical therapy, and participating in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), among other options.

Contact a Chiropractor Near You

Uncertain about your next step? Our chiropractic care experts at Foundation Chiropractic in Auburn can help. Call our team today at 253-269-0261 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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