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Posted on 12-07-2017

Your Feet & The Causes of Lower Back Pain If you are experiencing back pain, you are not alone. Research suggests that four out of five Americans will suffer from lower back pain during their lifetime. Back pain is the foremost cause of disability in America for those under the age of 45. If you are trying to deduce the reason for the pain, you may be surprised to find that problem is your feet.

The feet act as a foundation for every movement you make. The shock from taking steps is absorbed by the feet. While the rest of the body does not experience the shock, the effects are felt beyond the feet. Damage in just one foot has the ability to have repercussions all the way up to the back. Deformity in the foot can make you adjust how you walk, even subconsciously, in order to avoid discomfort. Those with flat feet will have misalignment of the ankle as a result. The misalignment will have a shockwave on every other joint leading to the back. The spine will then be askew, which is the reason for the misery you experience as a result.

If the lower back pain becomes worse when wearing different shoes, that is a sign that the issue revolves around the feet. Another sign is that walking with bare feet leads to back pain as well. In most cases foot problems are the basis for back pain. There are four issues of the feet that are associated with lower back pain. Plantar Fasciitis is discomfort in the heel stemmed from flattening of the arches. Hallux valgus, or bunions, is a very common ailment. The joint in the big toe will be engorged, enlarged, and misaligned. The big toe might converge to the next toe, which will give the foot a wider appearance. Another frequent foot problem is Morton Neuroma, which is developed from excessive rubbing on the nerve. The irritation creates a tumor-sized lump on the nerve at the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is the last known cause of lower back pain originating from a foot condition. Metatarsalgia is a painful disorder in the ball of the foot. This happens as a result of improper weight distribution in the feet when walking. Arches that are too prominent or flattened will lead to an overabundance of pressure being displaced to the ball of the foot.

Chiropractic adjustment can help ease the lower back pain. Chiropractic treatment will help to correct the misaligned joints in the spine and legs. The muscles around the joints will also respond to the therapy, and be less strained as well. If you are looking for alleviation of your lower back pain, going to a chiropractor can be beneficial. At Pelphrey Chiropractic, we specialize in providing relief for clients. Not only will we help with pain management but we can also improve the positioning of your joints, so less discomfort will be felt overtime. Patient care is our top priority, so you will be given exceptional treatment to ensure you are feel a sense of improvement. Pelphrey Chiropractic is located in Lexington, KY and provides service to the surrounding area.

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