Your Condition

Lower Back Pain

The lower back (lumbar) is one of the most common areas of the body to have pain. In fact, it affects 80% of the population at some time or another. There are various structures in the lower back that typically cause pain. They include the disc, which is the cushion between the vertebral bones, the facet joints, which are the small joints on the back of the spine, and the muscles, tendons, nerves, and fascia (the covering over the muscles). Commonly, lower back pain is a combination of two or more of these structures which can be strained, spasm, become restricted, overworked, or inflamed. Lower back pain may also contribute to buttock, hip, and leg pain or sciatica.

Icing/ Heat Instructions

Ice 20-30 minutes 2-3 times a day

Treatment Plan

The treatment we use for this condition is most often in the form of chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy, and medical massage/ trigger point therapy. This condition generally takes 4-6 weeks to resolve when proper treatment and self-care are followed. The doctor may treat you from 1-4x per week according to the severity and history of the condition.