East Falls Chiropractic
Chiropractic located in Philadelphia, PA
Your lower back helps you bend, twist, and lift. It also supports much of the weight of your upper body. Unfortunately, due to its mobility and the stress of your body weight, lower back pain is common. The experienced team at East Falls Chiropractic in Philadelphia specializes in managing lower back pain and can devise a treatment plan to relieve your discomfort and restore function. Call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.
Lower Back Pain Q&A
What is lower back pain?
Lower back pain refers to any discomfort you feel in the lumbar area of your back, which is found below your ribs and above your buttocks. Lower back pain is widespread and a leading cause of missed days at work.
The pain you experience can vary from a dull ache to a sharp sensation that makes movement nearly impossible. You can develop lower back pain after lifting something that is too heavy, or it may develop slowly over time.
No matter the cause or severity, if you experience lower back pain, the team at East Falls Chiropractic can provide the care you need to alleviate your discomfort.
What conditions cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain develops from many conditions, but the pain most often generates from an issue related to the structures in your back. Common conditions that lead to lower back pain include:
- Muscle strain
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
The most common cause of lower back pain is a condition referred to as spondylosis, a medical term that describes the general wear-and-tear that occurs to joints, discs, and bones as you age.
What can I expect during an evaluation for lower back pain?
The team at East Falls Chiropractic conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come to the office with concerns about lower back pain. During your evaluation, the team reviews your symptoms and onset of pain. You can also expect a discussion of your medical history and a physical exam.
To further assess the structures of your lower back to rule out or confirm a diagnosis, the team may request diagnostic imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI.
How is lower back pain treated?
Treatment for your lower back pain depends on the underlying cause of your pain. The team at East Falls Chiropractic develops individualized treatment plans specific to your needs, which may include:
- Chiropractic treatment
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical stimulation
East Falls Chiropractic may also use flexion distraction to help relieve your lower back pain. This nonsurgical therapy gently pulls and stretches your lower spine in a rhythmic motion to alleviate pressure on the discs in your lumbar spine to relieve pain.
For nonsurgical management of your lower back pain from a team that takes a holistic approach to care, contact East Falls Chiropractic by phone or online today.