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Lower Back Pain Relief

young woman with lower back painLower back pain is an exceedingly common ailment affecting a wide range of individuals. Various factors contribute to this discomfort, with muscle strain being a prominent cause. “Muscle overuse, such as that seen in activities like snow shoveling or repetitive lifting, can significantly damage the postural muscles in the lower back,” said Dr. Kriva.

Such activities lead to pulled muscles and can result in more severe conditions like disc herniations, which are particularly prevalent in the lumbar region. This happens because the entire upper body load stresses the lower back, potentially leading to intense pain and problems such as sciatica, characterized by radiating leg pain.

Posture and Lifestyle Impact

Poor posture and prolonged sitting are other significant contributors to lower back pain. “Sitting puts more pressure on the discs in the low back than standing, which is why we’ve seen a rise in the popularity of standing desks,” added Dr. Kriva. Dubbed as the new smoking, excessive sitting can lead to numerous health issues, underscoring the importance of maintaining proper posture and incorporating movement throughout the day.

pregnant woman with low back pain

Special Considerations During Pregnancy

Pregnancy introduces unique challenges regarding lower back pain. As the pregnancy progresses and the baby grows, increased pressure is placed on the lower back structures. Additionally, the body produces a hormone called relaxin, which loosens ligaments to prepare for childbirth but can also decrease spinal stability.

Fortunately, chiropractic care, including specialized adjustments on accommodating tables, is safe and can be highly effective throughout pregnancy. Research indicates that women who receive regular chiropractic care can experience up to 30% shorter labor times.

We’re Here to Help

If you’re struggling with lower back pain, whether due to lifestyle factors, injury, or pregnancy, we’re here to help. Our clinic has the expertise and tools to address and manage your pain effectively, ensuring safety and comfort.

Don’t let back pain hold you back—contact Parkview Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule an appointment and discover how chiropractic care can improve your quality of life.


Lower Back Pain Relief Oakdale, MN | (651) 578-8588