Visit Yorkville Chiropractors for Relief of Low Back Pain
Second only to upper respiratory infections, low back pain is the number one reason why people over 30 visit their doctor. Family physicians treating low back pain usually prescribe pain medications and tell the patient to "take it easy", which does nothing to address the root cause of low back pain.
Using effective chiropractic techniques such as spinal decompression, spinal adjustment or therapeutic massage, our Yorkville chiropractors address underlying issues producing low back pain so patients do not have to take prescriptions or suffer recurring back pain and stiffness.
Why Your Lower Back Hurts
While most low back pain stems from overexertion and/or poor posture, other possible causes include:
- Spinal compression fractures due to osteoporosis
- Extremely tense muscles (muscle spasms)
- Herniated, bulging or ruptured disc
- Spinal stenosis
Arthritis, kidney stones, pregnancy and endometriosis may also make your lower back stiff and achy. Low back pain symptoms range from burning or strong tingling sensations to sharp pains severe enough to inhibit walking, moving or even sitting down.
How Yorkville Chiropractors Diagnose Causes of Low Back Pain
After taking down your complete medical history and performing a physical evaluation, your chiropractor may want to order an X-ray, CT scan or MRI to ensure you are receiving an appropriate treatment. You will also be asked questions like "When did you first notice your lower back pain"? or "Does the pain stay focused on your lower back or does it radiate into your thighs and legs"? Following the diagnosis, our Yorkville chiropractors will then discuss treatment options with you.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
A fast and simple method for relieving low back pain or the pain of bulging/herniated discs is spinal decompression therapy. By lying on a comfortably padded traction table as you are positioned in a way that immediately reduces pressure on spinal nerves and vertebrae, your back enjoys the benefits of non-invasive, drug-free spinal decompression therapy. In addition to healing damaged back muscles and other tissues, SDT can also be combined with other chiropractic methods as part of a pain management plan.
Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain
Whenever you pull or strain muscles in your lower back area, tiny tears erupt in muscle fibers. As these tears heal, they form scar tissue that is not as flexible as normal muscle. Consequently, scar tissue inhibits functioning of low back muscles, causing stiffness, pain and spasms. By implementing therapeutic massage techniques designed to dissolve scar tissue, our Yorkville chiropractors improve flexibility of back muscles and relieve pain caused by accumulating scar tissue.
Schedule Back Pain Relief With Yorkville Chiropractor
Advanced Physical Medicine in Yorkville offers patients pain relief through advanced holistic techniques, massage and physical therapy, preventive care and internal medicine. In addition to low back pain, we also treat chronic headaches/migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, spine disorders and develop personalized weight management programs to help you achieve your weight goals. Call us today to schedule an appointment: 630-553-2111