A very common disorder of the lower back as well as the entire spine is subluxated or misaligned facet joints. Subluxations can exist on their own or in conjunction with disc problems and spondylosis.
They can cause pain as well as compromise to the spinal nerves as they exit the foramen or spaces between the vertebrae.
A Symptom often associated with nerve compression is paresthesia which is an alteration of sensation described as a tingling burning or funny feeling. Paresthesia in the upper extremities usually originates from nerve problems in the neck while paraesthesia in the lower extremities is most often associated with nerve problems in the lubar region (lower back).
Visceral problems such as asthma and gastric conditions can also be associated or complicated by spinal subluxations and nerve compression. Subluxations are best corrected with chiropractic adjustments.
Trauma such as fall, a car accident or sports injury can also cause injury in the spine and lower back. Often these traumas cause over stretching or tearing of any of the tissues of the spine. When this happens a person can feel considerable pain and immobility.
Proper chiropractic management at the onset of symptoms is very important in order to avoid long term disability and the development of any of the above conditions.