About 80% of American adults experience lower back pain at some point, whether due to daily activities, sports injuries, or wear and tear. To get help with lower back pain, visit the team of specialists at Premier Chiropractic in Pearland, Texas.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
Why Does My Lower Back Hurt?
Certain movements and activities are prone to triggering lower back pain, though simply bending down, coughing, or sneezing can also cause pain.
Common movements that cause pain include:
- Bending and twisting
- Heavy lifting
- Pushing movements
- Running or walking
- Unusual sleeping positions
- Weight training
Being overweight, sedentary, or pregnant can also increase your risk of developing lower back pain. The team provides lifestyle recommendations in addition to personalized treatments to help you recover.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
Since lower back pain can arise from any anatomical structure in the lower back, there is a range of causes of lower back pain, including:
- Intersegmental joint dysfunction
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Lumbar facet syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Muscle strain
- Ligament sprain
- Herniated disc
The team determines the cause of your pain following a thorough exam in which they assess all of the structures in your lower back that may be contributing to your pain.
Call us and tell us about your health issues and set up a free consultation to discuss the treatment that will best get you back to optimum health.
What Does Diagnosing Lower Back Pain Entail?
To diagnose lower back pain, the team begins with a comprehensive history of your symptoms and a physical exam. They ask questions about the location and severity of your pain and if certain movements or activities make your pain better or worse.
During your physical exam, the team assesses your flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength, and nerve function. They then take you through a series of orthopedic tests that assess the movement of the joints in your back and the function of your nerves, muscles, ligaments, and spinal discs.
If necessary, the team refers you to an imaging center for X-rays or an MRI. Based on your exam, the team diagnoses the cause of your pain and provides treatment recommendations.
What is the Treatment for Lower Back Pain?
The Premier Chiropractic team outlines a treatment plan for you based on your diagnosis. The first goal of treatment is to relieve your pain through chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, decompression, and acupuncture.
Once your pain begins to decrease, the team incorporates rehab therapies, including specialized exercises and stretches to improve your muscle strength and flexibility.
The team outlines how long your recovery will take. If you don’t respond to conservative treatment within a reasonable time frame, they refer you to an orthopedic specialist in the area.
If you or a loved one are suffering from back pain in Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, Webster, Manvel, Iowa Colony or any nearby city, call us today to schedule an appointment.