Understanding the Root Causes: How Chiropractic Adjustments Address Lower Back Pain

by | Aug 23, 2023


In the city of San Diego and across America, lower back pain has emerged as a prevalent health issue. In fact, Americans shell out over $50 billion annually seeking relief from this ailment. Regrettably, a sizable chunk of this amount is expended on NSAID and opioid painkillers that provide ephemeral relief and are riddled with side effects. But what if there’s a more holistic, sustainable solution? Herfindahl Chiropractic, nestled in the heart of San Diego, proposes just that.

Understanding the Lower Back: Anatomy and Function

The lower back, or the lumbar region, plays a pivotal role in our daily activities, from standing and sitting to bending and twisting. Comprising multiple spinal segments, muscles, and ligaments, it’s designed for both mobility and stability. But its intricate structure also makes it susceptible to injuries and pain.

Common Root Causes of Lower Back Pain

Issues ranging from disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and muscle strains, to lifestyle factors like poor posture or sedentary habits can trigger lower back pain. Surprisingly, a significant number of San Diegans and Americans, in general, continue to grapple with these challenges, leading them to the doors of clinics and hospitals.

Chiropractic Philosophy: The Body’s Innate Ability to Heal

At Herfindahl Chiropractic, we firmly believe in the body’s intrinsic capacity to mend itself. Subluxations, or misalignments, can impair nerve functions and the body’s overall well-being. Hence, the crux of chiropractic adjustments lies in reinstating alignment and nerve function.

How Chiropractic Adjustments Address These Causes

  • Mechanical Approach: Through specialized treatments such as Arthrostim instrument manipulation and spinal decompression, Dr. Herfindahl strives to restore joint mobility, decompress nerve roots, and improve alignment.
  • Functional Approach: Addressing muscle imbalances and bolstering the body’s natural healing mechanisms are paramount. With treatments like cold laser therapy and a tailored rehabilitation program, we not only alleviate pain but also work toward its long-term mitigation.
  • Holistic Approach: We recognize that recovery is multifaceted. By factoring in lifestyle choices and offering guidance on exercises and ergonomics, we ensure a comprehensive recovery.

Supporting Research and Studies

A plethora of scientific studies bolster the effectiveness of chiropractic care over painkillers for lower back pain. Personal testimonials from San Diego residents, treated by Dr. Ashley Herfindahl since 2000, stand testament to the transformative power of chiropractic care.

Comparative Approaches: Chiropractic vs. Traditional Medical Interventions

While traditional medical treatments might offer temporary relief, chiropractic care dives deeper to address the root cause. Be it herniated discs, pinched nerves, or sports injuries – the non-surgical techniques at Herfindahl Chiropractic such as spinal decompression and cold laser therapy offer a beacon of hope to those wary of medications and surgery.

Safety and Precautions

Your safety is paramount to us. By equipping our facility with an X-ray lab for non-MRI scans, we ensure comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Always remember, the journey to alleviating back pain begins with choosing a qualified chiropractor.

Contact Herfindahl Chiropractic Today

Why settle for ephemeral relief when lasting, drug-free solutions are within reach? With the expertise of Dr. Herfindahl and the array of treatments available at Herfindahl Chiropractic, you’re not just alleviating pain – you’re reclaiming your life.

To embark on your path to wellness, call us at (619) 295-3885.