What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Man holding lower backLower back pain can occur at anytime and can happen to anyone. About 80 percent of American adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. If the pain is severe enough, it can become debilitating and can affect your mood, attitude and ultimately your day because trying to complete every day activities can become an unattainable goal. If you have lower back pain when you bend forward, side to side or when you twist and turn, then getting educated on treatment options by a physician who specializes in pain management will be a benefit to you.

Lower Back Anatomy

The lower back is a very complex and important structure in the body because it helps support the entire upper structure when standing and walking. It also helps to evenly distribute the weight for balance and coordination and it needs to work together in order for the body move properly and efficiently. But if any of those structures part of the lower back is misaligned, injured or weak, it will cause pain when you bend forward, backwards, twist or simply try to stand up right. If you are experiencing pain in any of those motions, then you may have a misalignment in your lower back, tight surrounding muscles with active trigger points or weak ligaments.
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Your lower back is a general area but when you break down what actually consists of the lower back, you find out that the lower back can be broken down into muscles, bones and ligaments. The skeletal structure of the lower back consists of the pelvic girdle, the lumbar spine and sacral spine.

Treatment for Lower Back Pain in Los Angeles

If you are looking to get treatment for lower back pain in Los Angeles, Santa Monica or surrounding areas, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We offer a variety of treatment options including trigger point injections, myofascial release and prolotherapy.