Foot Orthotics for Chronic Low Back Pain
If you do not know what foot orthotics are, they are basically an extra padding of support that goes inside your shoe. Another term for orthotics are referred to as shoe inserts and they help with low back pain as it helps the body’s overall posture and provide a shock guard of impact from daily activity or movement.
Many people suffering from back pain can be caused for various reasons; poor quality shoes, not exercising, weak back or weak abdomen. Back pain is one of the leading causes leading to disability and become an ongoing epidemic, especially a painkiller epidemic.
Our feet support the entire body and hold the entire weight. When there is little to no support for the feet, the body is now vulnerable to stress and causing strain on the spine. The spine is the highway to the body’s overall health.
So when the spine is strained or stressed, the body is susceptible to various pains and an increase of injury, such as:
- Lower-back pain
- Knee pain
- Foot pain
- Poor posture
- Poor bodily mechanics
- Chronic shock to the nerves
- Poor performance (in sports)
- Increased injury
- Chiropractic care and adjustments
- Physical rehabilitation
- Custom foot orthotics
It would be wise to seek chiropractic care prior to purchasing custom foot orthotics in order to treat and correct the spine first. When the spine is out of alignment, the nervous system is stressed and causes disruption in communication between the nervous system and brain. In addition to misalignments, the body is unable to keep a proper posture which can also cause chronic strain or pain throughout the body.
With regular spinal adjustments, you are increasing the blood and nerve flow throughout the body. Chiropractic care correct the spine by getting the nervous system to function as the body was intended to including heal on its own.
Once the spine has been corrected, lower back pain or any other pain will subside, making the right time to seek custom foot orthotics. By combining chiropractic adjustments with custom foot orthotics will decrease chronic pain and improve your posture.
Where to go for custom foot orthotics:
There are various places you can go, either your primary care provider has an orthotic customizer on site, or can refer to you to a pediatrist. Some sports department stores may also have a customizer on site as well. Dr. Scholl’s, the famous foot orthotic company, also sells orthotics anywhere you can buy shoes, however these are not customized. https://www.drscholls.com/ has a few links to search by your zip code to help you find a place that can do a customization for you.