How to Treat Lower Back Pain

List: Posted: 12/10/10

For many people, lower back pain is just an aggravating part of life. It affects thousands of people every day, and is caused by many different things. If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain, then you are sure to be looking for a treatment option. The good news is that there are numerous ways to treat the condition, and there may be one or a combination of techniques that will help you.

The first thing to consider is the source of your back pain. Do you simply tire your back out from day to day lifting? Many moms find that their lower back pain comes from picking up children throughout the day. Or does your back pain come from a verified spine issue like a slipped disc? Many people suffer from back injuries they don't even know about that lead to chronic pain problems. Even sitting all day in a chair which is too low at work can eventually lead to a bad back.

The best way to treat your lower back pain is to try a combination of options. You can start by taking an over-the-counter pain medication. This will help to ease the pain while you try to loosen the muscles that are aching. Next, choose either ice or heat. Generally, inflamed muscles will respond best to an ice pack while sore muscles will respond best to heat. In either case, limit the time you apply the ice or heat to 15-20 minute intervals. You can buy back patches at your local drugstore or pharmacy that will apply ice or heat steadily throughout the day.

Be sure to visit your doctor soon if your back pain does not improve after home treatment, or lasts longer than 1 week, as they may be able to better diagnose and treat your problem.

Lower back pain is something that the majority of people have to deal with at one point in their life. If you are suffering from back pain, remember to determine the cause and then choose the right course of action.

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    We are a full service chiropractic office that has been helping the people of Ashburn since 2000. Dr. Solomon uses many gentle techniques to get you better. The office has an x-ray unit on site and utilize therapy to reduce pain quickly and effectively.

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    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (703) 723-6800

      Dr. Chad Parsons has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 2001, though he was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio. After attending Kent State University, he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Chad, as his patients know him, is committed to keeping up with the latest methods and approaches used in the field of Chiropractic Medicine. He also belongs to the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) and the World Chiropractic Association (WCA), two of the largest chiropractic organizations in the world. Dr. Chad has another important mission in life, in addition to providing quality health care. His nephew, Mark, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was three years old. Since that time Chad and his family have participated in walks and other fundraising activities for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). They hope that some day their efforts will help find a cure for diabetes. Dr. Parsons decided to take his support for the foundation one step further a couple of years ago and began hosting an annual golf outing for the JDRF to help raise even more money.

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      • Ashburn, VA 20147
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        At Ashburn Chiropractic and Rehab in Ashburn, VA, Dr. Aloysius M. Broussard is a leading provider of chiropractic care. Dr. Broussard believes in empowering and inspiring patients to take an active role in their health and wellness. His philosophy, "Let chiropractic get your life back and the pieces together" is the cornerstone of his practice philosophy. Dr. Broussard helps patients dealing with headaches, back pain, sports injuries, personal injuries and various other conditions that affect the human body. From infants to the elderly, Dr. Broussard treats patients at all stages of life, including women who are pregnant. Dr. Broussard grew up in Southern California and earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Arizona State University. While attending ASU, he played Pack-10 football for the Sun Devils. After graduating from ASU with a Bachelors of Science he wanted to further his education as a Chiropractor. This led his family and himself to Life University (Atlanta, Georgia) where he participated in Rugby and graduated from Life in 2012 with his Masters in Sports Health Sciences and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Broussard lives in Ashburn, VA with is wife Tracy and three children Jauncea, Milan, and Genevieve. When not at work he can be found at the gym or out with his family having dinner. His hobbies include watching sports, attending church, and participating in all of his family’s weekly functions.

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        • Ashburn, VA 20147
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