Lower Back Pain

Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC

Chiropractors & Pain Management Specialists located in Grand Island, NE

Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of musculoskeletal discomfort, and it can also be highly disabling. If you have acute or chronic low back pain, Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, in Grand Island, Nebraska, can help. The team at Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC have the expertise and experience to diagnose the causes of your lower back pain and use their exceptional skills with chiropractic adjustments to provide pain relief. Call Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can develop because of an injury, deterioration of your lumbar (lower back) vertebrae or discs, or spinal disease.
Acute lower back pain is most often due to muscle, ligament, or tendon damage, or a misalignment of your vertebrae. These types of injuries could arise because of:

  • Slips and falls
  • Auto accidents
  • Twisting awkwardly
  • Overreaching
  • Poor lifting technique

Acute injuries cause immediate pain that can be severe. You might also have problems moving, and in some cases, find it difficult to move at all.

Chronic lower back pain develops over time, starting with mild soreness or aching that gradually gets worse. It can be caused by repeating the same movements over and over, for example, at work or when playing sports. Chronic lower back pain can also be due to degenerative or congenital diseases such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Scoliosis

Chronic lower back pain can sometimes lead to acute lower back pain. For instance, osteoporosis might cause a compression fracture in the vertebrae. Or degenerative disc disease might lead to a disc suddenly herniating.

How should I manage lower back pain?

If you get lower back pain, stop doing whatever caused the pain, or made it worse, and have a rest. If it’s just a mild injury like a muscle strain, it should respond to a few days’ treatment at home with:

  • Gentle stretching exercises
  • Mild heat
  • Ice packs
  • NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories)

If your back isn’t improving or the pain is more severe, you should visit Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC. Don’t be tempted to stay in bed and do nothing, as that’s only likely to make the problem worse.

How is lower back pain treated?

Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, needs to find the cause of your lower back pain in order to provide the correct treatment. In addition to a physical exam and a discussion with your provider, you might need to have an X-ray, CT, or MRI scan. The practice has on-site digital X-ray facilities for your convenience.

Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, takes a multiple technique approach to lower back pain, which could include:

  • Diversified technique
  • Cox® Flexion-Distraction
  • Thompson drop
  • Active Release Technique®
  • SOT (sacro occipital technique)

They also offer additional therapies for patients with lower back pain, including electrical muscle stimulation, cold beam laser, and therapeutic ultrasound. Your chiropractor also works closely with providers in other specialties to provide a multidisciplinary approach for more complex cases.

If you have lower back pain, Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, can relieve your discomfort and get you back to enjoying life without delay. Call today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.