Back Pain

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Common Causes of Lower Back Pain include:

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Injury or overuse of muscles, ligaments, facet joints, and the sacroiliac joints
  • Muscle spasms
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Small fractures to the spine from osteoporosis
  • Strain or tears to the muscles or ligaments supporting the back

You are at particular risk for low back pain if you:

  • Work in construction or another job requiring heavy lifting, lots of bending and twisting, or whole body vibration
  • Smoke, don’t exercise, and/or are overweight
  • Are over age 30
  • Are pregnant
  • Have bad posture
  • Have arthritis or osteoporosis

How do we treat Low Back Pain?

We feel that the best way to treat low back pain is finding the cause first.  We would do a thorough consultation, history, and examination to determine the underlying cause(s).  We perform a functional evaluation to further target the issues driving the pain.  We then implement treatment strategies to not only reduce the symptoms, but restore function across the tissues that will help prevent future recurrence.