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Low back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. The lower back is the connection between the upper and lower body, and it bears most of the body’s weight. So it’s pretty easy to hurt your back when you lift, reach, or twist, especially with incorrect form! In fact, almost everyone has low back pain at one time or another.
Causes of low back pain include:
Often medical doctors don’t really know what causes low back pain. Chiropractic doctors are trained to find the cause of back pain and treat it effectively. Chiropractors are considered Neck and Back Pain Specialists.
Common injuries to the low back are:
Depending on the cause, low back pain can cause a range of symptoms. The pain may be dull,achy, or sharp. It may be in one small area or over a broad area.
Low back pain can also cause leg symptoms, such as pain, numbness, or tingling, often extending below the knee.
Dr. Jamie Mahtaban looks at the body as a whole. This allows him to assess the body correctly to figure out what the root cause of your low back pain is. Often times a functional assessment and postural analysis are done to see if muscles of the back and gluteus group are functional or dysfunctional. This allows him to aim his treatment towards the cause, rather than the symptoms of back pain.
Dr. Jamie Mahtaban has successfully treated back pain patients stemming from reasons such as; core dysfunction, leg length disparity, fractures, muscle imbalances, sprained ligaments, unbalanced pelvic girdle, and faulty gait patterns to name a few.