An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Residents of Kittanning and Ford City are encouraged to visit Mills Chiropractic Center for effective lower back pain relief. Our Kittanning chiropractor, Dr. Michael Mills uses a variety of chiropractic techniques to alleviate your lower back pain. First, Dr. Mills examines your spine to identify the reasons you are feeling discomfort. Then, for back pain in Kittanning, Dr. Mills puts together a personalized chiropractic health plan for your condition. Many of our patients feel better after their first visit. Others, require a few visits to see and feel improvements, but chiropractic care will reduce your pain and restore your mobility. If you are new to the Kittanning or Ford City area, we welcome the chance to care for you and your family's back pain needs.
Your initial consultation with Dr. Mills includes a spinal evaluation to determine from where your back pain originates. Some causes of lower back pain include:
Sciatica- this is a condition in which the sciatic nerve at the base of your spine is being compressed. The pressure may be from a herniated disc, a vertebrae that is out of alignment, or muscle strain or imbalance. Dr. Mills uses gentle chiropractic adjustments to alleviate the pressure off the nerve and eliminate your lower back pain and other symptoms such as leg weakness and numbness.
Spinal abnormality- if your spine is not bending in the traditional way, you may be suffering from a spinal condition such as scoliosis. Depending on the severity and location of the spinal curve, you may feel lower back pain. Dr. Mills adjusts your spine to help it learn a healthier alignment and alleviate your discomfort.
Herniated disc- the discs rest between the vertebrae and cushion your movements. If the disc is damaged and begins to slip out of the space, you may experience pain. The body has a tremendous desire to heal and Dr. Mills adjusts your spine to reduce pressure on the discs so they can reabsorb into their space.
Muscular strain- the muscles in your lower back may also be a source of your discomfort. If the muscles are strained from lifting a heavy object, Dr. Mills shows you how to alleviate discomfort and balance your core muscles.
Poor posture- sometimes, the causes of lower back pain include years of poor posture or overuse. Dr. Mills speaks with you about your lifestyle and work habits to determine where healthier changes can be made.
Dr. Mills thoroughly evaluates your lower back pain in Kittanning to determine the cause. Whether you are suffering from sciatica, muscle strain, a herniated disc or spinal abnormality, chiropractic care brings natural and effective pain relief. You do not have to live with lower back pain.
We have a variety of treatment options, so please call us today at 724-548-7999 to learn more. Mills Chiropractic Center offers free consultations for new patients, so contact us today.