Total Wellness Solutions brings advanced scientific tools and proven medical science to enhance the chiropractic experience. Your quality of living is our number one concern during treatment from start to finish.
Whether you are suffering from a joint or spine misalignment or a broader health issue that is causing lower back pain, our doctors and certified staff use the latest science and healthcare technologies to ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible.
Discover available chiropractic treatments for lower back pain so you can heal and recover naturally to live pain free.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain and back pain in general is the most common reason that people seek out chiropractic care.
Some of the frequent causes of back pain are injuries that result in herniated discs, muscle spasms, stiffness, and sensations of burning, tingling, and numbness in the lower back. These sorts of injuries can be caused by overuse, improper movement, accidents, or even chronic conditions.
Whether your lower back pain is caused by an injury such as a strain or sprain from an accident or is a new symptom, there are many options for chiropractic treatments for lower back pain to ease your discomfort and get to the root of your problem.
Chiropractic care is cost-effective compared to other means of pain treatment and relief for lower back pain–such as surgery and medications and it consists of non-invasive treatments that have benefitted millions of people.
Get back to regular function and stay in good health with chiropractic care that targets your pain at its source, and work with a chiropractor to create a plan for your recovery.
Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain
While some lower back pain is obvious in its origin, such as a car accident, pain from overuse or poor positioning during work or a hobby, or even athletic injury, it can also be caused by injuries that are not as easily identified.
If your back pain is sudden, then it is likely the result of an injury or onset problem. If your lower back pain has come and gone before and occurs frequently, then it is likely the culmination of repeated injury or stress on the area.
A few of the most common causes of lower back pain include:
- Herniated or Slipped Discs
- Strains & Sprains
- Sciatica (Sciatic Nerve Pain)
- Torn or Injured Muscles
- Poor Posture
- Lifting Unbalanced Items (Bags)
- Chronic Health Conditions
- Bad Resting Position or Lack of Support
If you are not sure about the cause of your lower back pain, then it is best to get checked out by a licensed chiropractor. They can help you identify the cause of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan to ensure you recover the right way.
There is a lot of undeserved skepticism surrounding chiropractic care, due to its portrayal in media and misconceptions about what chiropractors actually do to help patients.
Chiropractors use hand-on spinal and soft tissue manipulation and adjustments to properly align the body’s musculoskeletal structure, which enables the body to recover from lower back pain and injuries without the need for invasive surgery or medications that risk harmful side effects.
Chiropractors can utilize other technologies in combination with achieving proper musculoskeletal alignment to reduce pain and facilitate healing.
Along with personalized chiropractic treatment and adjustments, many chiropractors provide other options to help relieve pain and facilitate healing, such as massage therapy and specialized technologies.
While you may not initially know what treatment will work best to alleviate your lower back pain, after an initial consultation and discussion of your medical history, a chiropractor will be able to devise a personalized treatment plan for you.
Chiropractic Training & Education
Like many other healthcare practitioners, chiropractors complete extensive training and education prior to treating patients.
To practice in the United States, chiropractors are required to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree which takes four years of accredited institutional training. This education provides gain hands-on clinical experience and helps students develop knowledge of the human body.
Many chiropractors also participate in a two or three-year residency program after their initial education to specialize in a practice area. Chiropractic practice areas include parts or systems of the body, types of chiropractic treatment, or even other health practices–such as physical therapy or massage therapy.
After completing their education, students must take and pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam and are required to have a state license.
Each state has different requirements for chiropractic care licensure, but most also require practicing chiropractors to take continuing education classes. Many chiropractors choose to attend conferences, lectures, and take additional courses in order to stay up to date within the chiropractic and healthcare industry.
By studying the latest techniques and treatments, chiropractors can help their patients better and provide more personalized care options.
Your Chiropractic Visit
Expect to complete new patient forms and provide a history of your pain prior to an initial exam. During your chiropractic visit, you will meet with a chiropractor to discuss your lower back pain and any injuries that you have sustained.
The first visit is usually a consultation, examination of the problem area, and occasionally a first step in devising or implementing your treatment plan.
At Total Wellness Solutions, we have three stages of chiropractic treatment for lower back pain–relief care, corrective care, and wellness care.
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better and provide relief. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for four to eight weeks. Like the name suggests, relief care works to reduce pain and provide relief so you can get back to your regular routine.
Corrective care treatment is focused on bodily recovery, movement, and flexibility. During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues can heal more completely, thereby helping prevent further injury. It is typical to need corrective care four to eight times per month for two to eight months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Wellness care focuses on keeping your body healthy and ensuring there is no regression of pain or injury. Usually, the wellness care phase of treatment only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
Chiropractic Treatments For Lower Back Pain
Since lower back pain and back pain in general is a fairly common occurrence, there are many options for chiropractic treatments for lower back pain.
Chiropractors typically use musculoskeletal manipulations to ensure everything in your spine and joints are properly aligned and functional.
To reduce soreness, pain, or discomfort, a chiropractor may also incorporate techniques such as massage therapy or chiropractic devices that aid in recovery services–like spinal decompression tables.
No two chiropractors are the same when comparing chiropractic treatments for lower back pain. Our practice offers state of the art treatments, including laser therapy and mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, to address your health concerns with safe, effective services.
Chiropractic Manipulations & Adjustments
We follow the Zone Technique for our chiropractic treatments, which traces all health conditions back to the six zones of the body.
Each zone is linked to different vertebrae in the spine, and a misaligned vertebra means a system is off-balance. Pain or other conditions are often the result of misaligned spinal vertebra or spinal disc injuries.
With our focus on overall health, our certified staff provides massage therapy to relieve stress and tension in your muscle groups and tissues.
We offer Swedish massage, deep tissue/ neuromuscular massage, myofascial release massage, athletic/sports massage, medical massage, and energetic healing massage.
Total Wellness Solutions uses laser therapy to speed healing. Laser therapy is a safe, pain free treatment that only takes a few minutes per visit. The primary mechanism of laser therapy is photo biomodulation which causes a stimulation of cells and tissue repair.
Using the Class IV Laser, the most powerful available, the device sends energy into your body’s deep tissues without the need of surgery to promote tissue repair and relieve pain.
This non-invasive treatment proves relief for anyone that has pain in the neck or back and has proven effective in relieving bulging and herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, and spondylosis arm & leg pain.
Using a computerized table programmed to an individual’s height, weight, and contours, non-surgical spinal decompression creates more space between vertebrae, allowing room for the nerves to function properly.
Other Treatment Options
Bracing–helps patients maintain a proper spinal alignment and establish correct posture and position to reduce pain caused by improper musculoskeletal function, injury, herniated or bulging discs, and more. Bracing facilitates healing and can aid chiropractic care.
Functional Exercises– helps restore flexibility and movement to injured areas and builds a strong base for recovery without the needs for surgery. By creating a recovery plan that takes into account limited movement or pain, chiropractors can help patients regain function.
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy–uses oxygen under pressure in a total body chamber to facilitate healing. The increased oxygen enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduce swelling and allow new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive, and painless treatment.
To reduce the chance of lower back pain that wreaks havoc on the body, take a balanced approach with your health to include chiropractic care and adjustments, good nutrition, stress management, regular exercise, good posture, and developing a good sleep schedule.
Make A Chiropractic Appointment
Don’t let lower back pain dictate your life. For chiropractic care for lower back pain relief, contact the expert chiropractors at Total Wellness Solutions through our online form or call 770-936-9707 to speak with our helpful staff about setting up an initial consultation.
Contact Total Wellness Solutions online to book an appointment and start living without lower back pain.