Even though lower back pain is fairly common, it can stop you in your tracks. Led by Helmut Eichner, DC, the team at Back to Wellness Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, provides expert lower back pain treatment, which includes chiropractic wellness services, to relieve aches and pain, such as with sciatica, and restore function. Call the office to make your appointment or book online.
Your spine is an intricate network of muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves, vertebrae, and discs that work in concert when you sit, move, stand, run, jump, and lie down. With that many components that bear the brunt of all your movement, lower back pain is often the result. In fact, it’s one of the most common problems that Back to Wellness Medical Center treats.
Lower back pain can be mild or severe, acute or chronic, and constant or intermittent.
There are dozens of reasons why you could have lower back pain. Some of the top causes are:
In many cases, lower back pain affects your hips and legs as well. For example, sciatica pain starts in your lower back and radiates down your leg.
The Back to Wellness Medical Center team works diligently to determine the root cause of your lower back pain. To diagnose the problem, they conduct a comprehensive exam and may use X-rays, musculoskeletal testing, nerve studies, MRIs, CAT scans, and lab testing.
They also evaluate your spinal range of motion, and the muscle strength in your lower lumbar area, upper thighs and hips. With all of these findings, the team discovers the cause of your lower back pain and makes a diagnosis.
Depending on your diagnosis, Back to Wellness Medical Center develops a custom plan to address your pain and resolve the underlying cause. For example, chiropractic adjustments are an excellent tool to resolve sciatica.
As a functional medicine practice, your treatment does not include medicine or surgery, but rather a robust assortment of some or all of the following.
Your plan works best when you have a series of treatments over several days and weeks. The Back to Wellness Medical Center team goes over your plan, so you know exactly what to expect.
To keep your lower back healthy, there are a few things you can do:
For complete care and relief for your lower back pain, call Back to Wellness Medical Center or use the online scheduling feature.