Acute low back pain treatment from The Columbus Ohio Chiropractors at Capital City Chiropractic, Worthington, Ohio.
The difference between acute low back pain and chronic low back pain treatment is the timing and level of the pain. Acute pain means that it is of sudden onset and severe in nature. Chronic pain is usually less intense and longer lasting.
Acute low back pain is usually described as a searing or burning type of pain. It many times travels or radiates into the thigh, leg, or even foot. This is called sciatica as it represents an irritation of the sciatic nerve.
It has many common causes such as:
Sacroiliac Joint Problem, disc bulge or herniation of the disc , or a lumbar spine misalignment.
Uncommonly it could be caused by a bone infection or cancer. This is why it is important to have this type of problem evaluated by a doctor who specializes in acute low back pain treatment.
With this problem the pain is originating from a nerve that has been irritated. Most times it is a pressure or a pinched nerve that causes the irritation.
Treatment for this type of problem depends on what caused the irritation of the nerve. If the problem is a herniated disc or a bulging disc then spinal decompression would be a treatment of choice along with the chiropractic adjustment. Home therapies often include ice (20 minutes per hour)and gentle stretching along with plenty of rest.
If the problem is caused by a sacroiliac joint problem or lumbar spine misalignment it is a good idea to use chiropractic adjustments along with home therapy of ice (20 minutes every hour), gentle stretching, and rest.
If you are suffering from acute low back pain after an accident or a trauma get to an emergency room right away. If not or when you are released from the hospital be sure to have an evaluation by a chiropractor as soon as possible. If you live in the Central Ohio Area you can call 614-436-3870 24 hours per day to make an appointment for a free consultation with our doctors. For home therapy we recommend inversion. Contact your doctor before starting but look below the model we recommend.