Lower back pain is a common complaint, as it affects about 80% of adults at some point in their lives. If discomfort in your lower back prevents you from staying active or completing simple everyday tasks, chiropractor Sam Aljamal, DC, and his experienced team offer holistic solutions. At Interactive Family Clinic in Richardson, Texas, they pinpoint the cause of lower back pain and use a wide array of innovative treatments to alleviate discomfort. Schedule an appointment today by calling the office or requesting one online.
Low back pain is a feeling of discomfort near the lower part of your back. It might present as:
Discomfort in your back might improve with reclining, come and go, or it can be long-lasting. If your back pain is severe or doesn’t subside within a few days on its own, see the practitioners at Interactive Family Clinic for an evaluation.
Numerous factors can contribute to back pain. It may result from muscle or ligament strains, a bulging disc, nerve compression, sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis, or skeletal irregularities. Improper heavy lifting, sports or work injury, or an automobile accident may contribute to back pain.
Lack of exercise, old age, smoking, depression, or being overweight can all increase your risk of experiencing low back discomfort.
The Interactive Family Clinic team can diagnose lower back pain and its cause by reviewing your medical history and symptoms and completing a physical exam. They might use blood tests, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, other imaging tests, bone scans, or nerve tests to determine which lower back pain treatment is right for you.
Your chiropractor might recommend one or more treatments to alleviate lower back pain. Examples include:
During chiropractic adjustments, you lie down on a comfortable table and relax while your doctor uses controlled force to manipulate your spine, realign it, and relieve chronic pain.
Massage applies manual pressure to certain areas of your back and surrounding tissues to ease tension, relieve pinched nerves, and alleviate pain.
Exercises and stretches can strengthen muscles in your back to reduce pain and the risk of future injuries.
Electrical muscle or nerve stimulation uses electrical pulses to stimulate your body’s natural healing response for pain relief.
Your Integrative Family Clinic physician might also recommend ultrasound, cold laser therapy, or cryotherapy to heal an injury and optimize your results.
Don’t let lower back pain prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities when simple solutions are within reach at Integrative Family Clinic. Schedule your next appointment by phone or request one online today.