Low Back Pain

Symptoms and treatment options for Low Back Pain

Symptoms Of Low Back Pain

There are a number of symptoms one can experience when suffering from low back pain. Pain is the most obvious symptom and sometimes the most debilitating. Muscle spasms, loss of range of motion, numbness and tingling can also fall under the umbrella of low back pain.



There are a number of structures in your low back that can generate pain. That’s why it is crucial to find the root cause of the lower back pain and treat the cause; not just the symptoms.


Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms are very common when dealing with low back pain. Regardless of the underlying cause, muscles tend to spasm around the problem area to help ‘protect’ the body from further damage. That in turn, could increase low back pain levels.


Loss of Range of Motion

Depending on the cause of your lower back pain, there could be a significant loss in your range of motion. Decreased range of motion can affect every day activities like: sweeping/mopping, walking, getting in/out of the car, exercising, lifting, and more. Range of motion loss also contributes to early wear and tear or aging of your spine.

Why Should I Care About My Low Back Pain?

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, chances are you may start experiencing signs of whiplash. These symptoms can appear within minutes and as long as 1 week after the injury. Without proper and prompt treatment, whiplash injuries can have damaging effects on our mental and physical well-being for years to come.


Treatment options for Low Back Pain

It is imperative that you get treated for symptoms of whiplash 12-48 hours after an automobile accident.


Many patients suffer with disc herniations without relief for months or even years. Disc herniations usually don’t improve without proper treatment.

Spinal decompression/traction

Spinal decompression works by reducing pressure within the disc allowing your herniation or herniations to heal. This is best when combined with spinal manipulation.

Spinal surgery

Surgery is the last resort for disc herniation sufferers. Only a small percentage of the population needs to undergo surgery. The purpose of surgery is to save the pinched nerve from permanent damage or relieve unrelenting severe pain.

Spinal manipulation

Spinal manipulation can help with small to medium disc herniations by improving the spinal biomechanics and giving the disc a chance to begin healing.

Spinal injections

Injections primarily treat the symptoms or nerve pain related to disc herniations. Injections can be combined with other conservative treatments such as manipulation and decompression.