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Signs You Need a Chiropractor

By Sara Butler

Lower back pain inconveniences the lives of many people in the United States each year, but not everyone gets the help for it they need. Some people are willing to wait it out to see if the problem gets better, only to end up experiencing worse problems down the line. Don't be that person! Instead, when you notice lower back pain, then come into The Joint Chiropractic for an evaluation. If you need a little more convincing, here are a few signs it's time to see a chiropractor for your lower back pain.

It's Not Just a Muscle

When you have pain created by soft tissue, such as muscles, it's usually fairly easy and straightforward to treat. But the pain that is created by hard tissues needs to be treated by a chiropractor.

Hard tissues are structures such as joints and bones. Lower back pain can be the result of injury to a joint anywhere along your spine or in your hips and legs. Joint restrictions and dysfunctions only lead to more serious problems, which is why it's important to have a chiropractor evaluate you as soon as possible. Hands-on chiropractic adjustments can help.

It Could Be a Pinched Nerve

Your spine does an important job of protecting the nerves that run through it, but it's pretty tight quarters. That's why if something goes wrong with the spine, cartilage, discs, or other structures that house the nerves, then back pain can occur.

Pinched nerves happen when something presses down on them because they're in the space where the nerve is supposed to be. One of the most common causes of pinched nerves are bulging discs in the spine -- something that can cause a lot of pain.

Pain caused by a pinched nerve is usually sharp and often gets worse with certain types of movement. You may also experience numbness in your extremities, a burning sensation, or weakness in your legs as a result of a pinched nerve in your lower back.

If you suspect you have a pinched nerve, then talk to a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic today.

There are many causes of back pain, but one thing you need to know for certain is that it's not something to be ignored. If you are having any type of lower back pain, make sure to see a chiropractor as soon as possible!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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