Low back pain is the pain felt in the lower back that may originate from muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Low back pain is one of the most common medical problems experienced by most people at some time in their life. People with low back pain may have difficulty to perform everyday activities. Low back pain can be acute usually lasting from few days to few weeks, or chronic lasting for more than three months. The common symptoms include low back pain that radiates down to the buttocks; inflammation of the soft tissues that surround the muscles; stiffness in the low back; restricted movements; inability to maintain correct posture; muscle spasms; and pain which continues for a longer period. Chiropractic is a treatment of the problems affecting the nerves, muscles, bones and joints of your body without the use of medications or surgical treatment. Dr. Christopher Cordima will perform a physical examination and take a brief medical history to diagnose your condition. Other additional tests such as an X-ray of your spine may be required to confirm the diagnosis and provide necessary treatment. The most common treatment is hands-on therapy called spinal manipulation or adjustment. Dr.Christopher Cordima performs spinal manipulation by using hands to apply pressure and to move a joint slightly beyond their normal range of motion. In chiropractic treatment the joints and bones in your spine are realigned using twisting, pulling, or pushing movements. Dr.Cordima may also incorporate nutritional counseling and exercise or rehabilitation therapies into the treatment plan. In addition to back pain relief, chiropractic care restores the function and prevents the injury.
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