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Low Back Pain

woman with back painIt’s not surprising that a large part of our practice deals with low back and hip pain. Such discomfort is often the result of injuries occurring during work from lifting heavy objects or prolonged bending or repetitive motions or rotations. Even driving can cause issues in the back as can sitting for extended periods at your workstation. Falls, sports injuries, and automobile accidents can also cause back pain. Many low back problems are caused by hip or lumbar vertebrae experiencing articulation problems.

Those will cause neurological issues which affect the muscles, ligaments, and tendons as well as nerves. Sometimes the sciatic plexus will be affected as well. This is a huge group of nerves that run from the back through the hips down the buttocks and legs which can cause severe pain.

Many Techniques Available

Due to his many years in practice, Dr. Brown is highly skilled in a broad array of techniques. The methods he may use include Gonstead, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Diversified, cervical and lumbar traction, soft tissue therapy, and extremity adjusting. If you prefer an instrument adjustment, the Activator® is available.

In addition to chiropractic care to address your low back pain, we have modalities such as decompression and lumbar traction. If we can correct the actual spinal issue and use the associated therapy for it and get everything aligned and corrected toward where it’s stable then we can give rehabilitative exercises. These can strengthen the back and hopefully resist the recurrence of those injuries.

3 Tips to Prevent Your Low Back Pain

#1. Strengthen your core muscles
When your core is strong you can better support your spine. We can recommend various exercises.

#2. Protect your back while lifting
Whether you’re toting groceries or lifting your child out of their car seat these actions can cause low back pain. When lifting be sure to bend at your knees, not at your lower back.

#3. Invest in an ergonomic chair
An ergonomic office chair can help align and support your back. You also may want to invest in an adjustable standing desk that allows you to alternate between sitting and standing throughout your workday.

Book an Appointment

You don’t have to learn to live with your low back pain. Contact us today to book an appointment!

Low Back Care Greenville, SC | (864) 271-0001