Symptoms

Low Back Pain & Sciatica

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of time loss from work. Over 100 billion dollars is spent each year attempting to treat it. Chiropractic however is the most successful treatment option for low back pain. Pammer chiropractic takes the natural approach using hands on manipulation and therapy to help alleviate the patient's low back pain. There are many different causes of low back pain some of which are discussed in detail in other sections of our website. Some common causes include sprains, strains, arthritis, disc bulges, and spinal stenosis. Chiropractic is usually successful in narrowing down the cause of your low back pain and determining the best route of care. 


Sprains and Strains

Strains and sprains often happen when the muscle, tendon, or ligament is pushed beyond its normal limit. These injuries often occur due to fatigue, improper form, or overuse. These issues are often only talked about in athletes however they are very common in the general population. This often happens in the back while lifting, twisting, stretching, or a combination of all three. They can be very painful and if not treated can result in chronic pain. Strains and sprains usually result in misalignment of the spine which chiropractic care can almost always successfully treat. Your treatment will depend on where the pain is located and what may be causing it. Stretching the tissue, pressing on the joints, restoring alignment, and improving range of motion are all techniques that may be used to help you live a healthier pain free life. 


Sciatica

Sciatica is a symptom up an underlying condition and not an actual diagnosis. Common problems that can cause this are a lumbar herniated disc, spinal stenosis, subluxation, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, etc. Sciatica is often described as pain radiating from the low back into the buttock, pain that is worse when sitting or standing for too long, leg pain, weakness in your leg, and or a sharp pain making it difficult to move. Pammer chiropractic has been treating most cases of sciatica successfully using manipulation and therapy since 1960.

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