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Back pain on one side

Back Pain on one side of the lower back (Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction)

The human spine is composed of 24 bones. The bottom 5 and the tailbone are called the lumbar spine. Your bones are coupled together by delicate joints. The normal working of these joints allows free back movement and normal posture.

Injury to the lumbar spine can result in one or more of these joints locking out of position. This causes pressure on the delicate nerves that are situated close by these joints. Result: pain.

Back pain on one or both sides is commonly caused by pressure on the joints and nerves in the area of the sacroiliac joints.

sacroiliac pain treatmentPain is a warning sign. Like the piercing sound from a smoke alarm, the alarm isn’t the problem. The alarm has a cause, just like every ache or pain has a cause. Some people choose to cover up the pain instead of correcting the cause. What’s your approach?

The nerve-rich acroiliac joints are the two points where the tail bone (sacrum) and the pelvis (ilium) join together of each spinal bone, and are a common cause of back pain. If these sacroiliac joints aren’t moving right, they can cause painful symptoms.

Sacroiliac pain can lead to more serious problem involving the other joints and discs of the lower back.

For a detailed explanation of this problem click here.

Once you know the cause, you have several choices. One approach is bed rest. But research shows that prolonged bed rest can actually delay recovery and make the problem worse!

Physical therapy is another option. But exercising spinal joints that aren’t working right is like continuing to drive your car with misaligned tires!

Another choice is to numb or cover up the pain with drugs. While drugs can offer temporary relief, they can’t correct functional problems of affected spinal joints.

The most drastic measure is surgery which is always a last resort

More and more people are choosing chiropractic care first, Specific chiropractic adjustments can help improve the position and function of the sacroiliac joints.

Better yet, chiropractic care is safe. Chiropractic is natural. And chiropractic looks to correct the underlying cause of the problem.

How long does it take for chiropractic to work?

Chiropractic results vary depending upon many factors. How long have you had your problem? Do you keep your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Are you in otherwise good health? Within a short period of time most patients sense enough progress to justify completing our recommendations.

Will I need chiropractic care forever?

After patients get the relief they want, many choose to continue with some type of periodic care. These chiropractic “check-ups” can help support the final stages of healing and help detect and resolve new problems before they become serious. How long you want to receive chiropractic care is up to you.

Safe and Natural

Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. As you enjoy results, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by restoring the integrity of their spines and nervous systems with safe and natural chiropractic care.

Contact Mind & Body Chiropractic

If you are suffering from back pain on one or both sides, the team at Mind & Body Chiropractic can help you. We specialise in sacroiliac pain treatment. Arrange for a consultation with one of our specialists today.

View journal references for back pain