Causes of Low Back Pain

http://indianapolisteam.com/portfolio/reporting-to-the-client/ Many tissues can generate low back pain. Unfortunately, research shows that the exact tissues causing low back pain cannot be specifically identified in up to 80% of individuals. In other words, we cannot single out the tissue(s) responsible for the pain. These patients are said to suffer from “nonspecific low back pain”; the specific cause of the pain cannot be determined.
Although the specific tissues causing low back pain are difficult to identify, chiropractic doctors have found a number of factors consistently present in low back pain patients. These factors include vertebral subluxations, faulty spinal bio-mechanics, deconditioned spinal musculature and the practice of poor postural habits and techniques. By addressing these factors – the actual causes of the tissue injury – chiropractic doctors are able to obtain extraordinary results in low back pain sufferers.

Common events leading or contributing to the development of lower back pain include:
• incomplete rehabilitation of past injuries
• lack of proper and periodic lumbar spinal alignments
• presence of lumbar spine subluxations
• improper lifting techniques
• auto accidents
• improper workstation setup
• poor posture
• prolonged sitting
• prolonged use of non-ergonomically designed equipment
• excessive repetitive torsal motions
• exposure to vibratory forces (truck drivers, jack hammer operators)
• scoliosis (lateral deviation of the spine)
• fallen foot arches and other foot abnormalities
• physical inactivity
• poor diet and nutritional practices
• smoking

Structures which are often the source of lower back pain include:
• lumbar intervertebral discs
• lumbar facet joints and joint capsules
• lumbar and pelvic muscles and ligaments
• lumbar and sacral spinal nerves
• sacroiliac joints

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