Lower Back Pain Omaha, NE
Lower back pain is one of the most annoying types of back pain for Omaha residents. You notice the pain every move you make. Lower back pain is typically caused by acute injuries or chronic spine-related conditions. No matter what the cause of your low back pain is, the treatments available at Natural Life Chiropractic can help to ease the pain in your low back. Our chiropractor, Dr. Monte Hinz, focuses on treating the root cause of your lower back pain instead of the symptoms. He utilizes a combination of non-drug techniques and therapies that work systematically to deliver long-term relief to your lower pain.
Lower Back Pain Causes
While the lower back is incredibly strong, flexible, and well-engineered, it is still susceptible to injury and pain. If it’s not due to a sports injury or an accident, it’s from a fall, or degenerative disc disease slowly causing damage to your spinal joints, bones, or discs. Pain can also come from muscle strains, ligament sprains, inflammation, nerve compression, or vertebral subluxations. Our chiropractor can help you with many different conditions including:
- Lumbar spinal arthritis
- Lumbar herniated or bulging disc
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Piriformis syndrome
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column)
Lower back pain can stem from compression fractures, poor posture, foot arch problems, obesity, prolonged sitting, and twisting of the spine while lifting heavy objects.
Common Low Back Pain Symptoms
Lower back pain is usually felt in a dull, sharp, stabbing, burning, or disabling pain that can spread to the hips, buttocks, legs, or feet. Pain can either be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent, as well as interfering with movement. Joint stiffness, numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness can occur in the case of Sciatica or compression of the nerve root in the lumbar spine
Lower Back Pain Diagnosing and Treatment
There are a variety of tests that can be done to determine what lower back ailment is causing your pain including a range of motion test, spinal x-ray, neurologic exam, and a multitude of other tests are available. CT scans and MRIs can be utilized to identify misalignments or abnormalities in the soft tissue. We customize your treatment so that you get the treatment that will best help you and treat the root cause of your pain. Patients often respond well to non-invasive methods to remove pain, nervous system interference, and increase mobility. Some of these treatments include:
- Spinal Adjustments: Gentle hand or instrument-based thrusts are applied to your spine to correct subluxations and take the pressure off of the discs and nerves.
- Spinal Decompression Therapy (DTS): This advanced non-surgical treatment uses traction therapy to lengthen the spine and reposition herniated discs.
- Adjunct Therapies: Massage therapy, chiropractic physiotherapy, and spinal rejuvenation therapy are all designed to bring you lower back pain relief and strengthen your lower back.
Life Should Not Be a Pain, Contact Natural Life Chiropractic and Get Started on Your Low Back Pain Relief Journey.