ADVANCED LOWER BACK PAIN TREATMENT
This team allows us to be progressive with your treatment and aggressive when necessary. Our medically based treatment program is covered by most insurance plans (including Medicare/Medicaid), and we offer same day appointments. Contact us for a complimentary consultation and see how we can help relieve your back pain.
Conveniently serving the entire Atlanta Metro Area with 6 locations.
Call 404-522-5552 to schedule an appointment.
CAUSES OF LOWER BACK PAIN
There are many causes of lower back pain. Listening and discovering each patient's personal cause is the first step in our treatment program. Lower back pain can be categorized under acute low-back pain or chronic low-back pain. Acute pain is nonspecific and limited by time. Usually these sufferers turn to chiropractic or therapeutic related treatment options. Chronic back pain is long-term, and persistent. Many of these patients require more medical intervention and benefit from a combination of spinal manipulation, and injection based procedures. Furthermore, chronic sufferers may have further social & emotional issues that cause pain.
Common Back Pain Conditions:
- Sciatica - Back injury or stress on the body can rupture a disc in the spine. This will cause inflammation and pressure on the sciatic nerve, resulting in sharp and shooting pains. Many times this pain runs through the hip and down the legs.
- Osteoarthritis - If your back is feeling stiff in the morning or becomes sore after time on your feet, then your joints might be rubbing together. Osteoarthritis occurs in the joints of the spine as a person gets older. Further, as bones weaken they are more susceptible to fractures which can occur in the spine.
- Spinal Stenosis - Pain in the lower back may come from the narrowing of the space around the spinal cord. This presses on the nerves and can lead to growths that continually press on the surrounding area.
- Spondylolisthesis - If the joints and ligaments of the spinal column are too loose, they can slide against one another. This causes pain, and also can press against sensitive nerves in the back.
- Myofascial - Soft tissue and muscular tenderness, including lack of motion and pain in one area. This may be relieved when centralized muscles are stretched and balance is restored to the lower back.
- Fibromyalgia- One of the trigger points for Fibromyalgia is found in the lower back. If there is stiffness, fatigue and muscle ache, this may be the cause. Also, tenderness to the area.
- Other- Pain caused by other organs may be felt in the back. Some disorders like, appendicitis, aneurysms, kidney diseases, bladder infections, and others can be felt in the lower back.
There are several other causes of back pain, you should see a doctor if:
- The pain continues after 10 days.
- The pain is caused by trauma.
- You are having numbness or tingling, bowel or bladder problems, or unexplained weight loss.
- You have a history of cancer, osteoporosis, or immune system problems.
- You are age 70 or older.
Injection based procedures include:
- Non-steroidal injection
- Epidural steroid injection
- Facet joint injection
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
Spinal manipulation by our trained chiropractors is a simple and painless way to relieve lower back pain. Our doctors perform spinal manipulation by using traditional hands-on techniques to re-align and stabilize the spine. Spinal manipulative therapy can provide mild to moderate relief for your lower back.
Common techniques include:
- Spinal manipulation for re-alignment.
- Neuro-muscular Re-education to improve movement.
- Spinal Decompression Therapy to slowly decompress and rehydrate the spine. Effectively treats disc related conditons.
- Elecro-therapy: mild pulse-like sensation to reduce inflammation and pain by promoting blood flow.
- Spinal rehabilitation is included with many exercises to strengthen and to prevent problems from returning.
PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR LOWER BACK PAIN
At our clinic, our physical therapists often times work closely with the trained therapeutic Pilates instructors to help reach therapeutic goals. Some of the therapeutic Pilates’ benefits include: stamina, efficient movement, coordination, core strength, increased range of motion, elongated muscles, and improved posture. It promotes musculoskeletal balance, proper breathing and spinal alignment.
This treatment is similar to physical therapy, but differs by specializing in the treatment of nervous system disorders. Our Physiotherapists are used when patients have back pain symptoms associated with nerve damage. They provide advice and education to aid in rehabilitating natural nerve response, and offer tips for back pain management. This may include improving lifestyle choices, acupuncture, electrotherapy, and therapeutic massage.
When lower back pain is chronic due to soft tissue inflammation we often include therapeutic massage as part of our treatment protocol. This regular therapy helps to calm the tension of the surrounding muscles that are adding pressure to the adjacent nerves. In combination with our other techniques our patients experience long-term pain relief.
This traditional oriental therapy is a non-painful treatment that can aid in relieving some forms of lower back pain. A slight tingling sensation leads into a relaxed and pain reducing treatment. For those who are needle-phobic, some practitioners may offer other non-insertive forms of acupuncture that can replace the needles during a treatment.