Lower Back Pain

Chicago Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic & Integrative Medicine located in South Loop, Chicago, IL & Lake Forest, IL

Persistent lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for lost work time and visits to the emergency room. If you find it hard to move or enjoy your usual activities because of pain in your lower back, find relief with the care options available at Chicago Chiropractic Center in Chicago’s South Loop. Anne Gordon, DC, and her team of physical and massage therapy providers evaluate the root cause of pain and help you find relief without medications. Schedule an evaluation online or by phone to learn more about getting long-term relief from low back pain

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain is a common condition that can interfere with your job and limit your enjoyment of physical activities. There are a number of reasons your lower back may hurt, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury
  • Muscle strains
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Ligament sprains
  • Joint dysfunction

You may also experience chronic low back pain as the result of aging, or due to a degenerative disease that causes progressive weakening of your spinal discs.

As a result of these issues, you may feel a chronic dull ache in the low part of your back or a severe, stabbing pain that worsens when you move. In some cases, low back pain can radiate down into your buttocks or extend out into your legs or feet.

When should I seek treatment for low back pain?

As low back is common as you get older or if you work a physical job, you may want to seek treatment when pain starts interfering with your life and ability to work.

Persistent pain that worsens over time needs an evaluation to prevent additional medical complications, including disability. Dr. Gordon determines the root cause of your pain and helps you restore your strength and flexibility before damage becomes permanent.

If your pain stems from an injury, Dr. Gordon uses chiropractic treatments early in your recovery to improve your healing. If pain results from a chronic medical condition, such as osteoarthritis, Dr. Gordon uses chiropractic treatments to slow down the progression of your condition.

How does chiropractic care help with low back pain?

While many people use medications or steroid injections to treat low back pain, Dr. Gordon’s chiropractic techniques may be more effective in providing long-term relief of pain and mobility issues.

Dr. Gordon makes physical adjustments to your spine to realign your discs and treat the source of your pain. Using controlled pressure and manual manipulation techniques, she reduces pressure on surrounding nerves and relieves tension in nearby muscles.

In some cases, Dr. Gordon may recommend massage and physical therapy in conjunction with chiropractic techniques to improve your circulation and boost your natural healing abilities.

Stop letting low back pain slow you down. Schedule a consultation at Chicago Chiropractic Center today using the online booking feature or by calling the office directly.