Lower back pain is a common ailment in modern society. Most people can expect to suffer some form of it at some point in their lives. The lower back region is defined by the area starting below the rib cage until the end of the spine. This region is also called lumbar region. Lower Back Pain usually is triggered by everyday activities such as office work and household chores. however it can be aggravated by accidents. Symptoms of lower back pain signals that the structure of your lumbar have weakened over time. Decrease in stability and functionality results in shooting stabbing pain that prevents your movements. This compromised structure cannot support your spine adequately and should be treated.
Sciatica is nerve pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body. Pain is usually felt from the lower back and buttock to behind the thigh. Acute lower back pain can radiate from the thigh to below the knee. There are many reasons why the sciatic nerve can become irritated. Most commonly, sciatica is the result of a lumbar disk herniation directly pressing on the nerve. Other causes of sciatica include irritation of the nerve from spasms, stenosis, and inflammation.
Chiropractic care can provide effective means of targeting the lower back. Chiropractic interventions that have proven effective include spinal manipulation, Cox Flexion-Distraction, spinal decompression and soft tissue techniques.
Meanwhile, you should be careful while carrying heavy weight and control your movements. A series of stretches may bring temporary relief. If your lower back pain was caused by an accident you should seek care immediately. Severe pain after a fall or injury, especially associated with leg weakness and loss of bowel or bladder control may be a sign of major spine damage.