The structure of the lower back is complex, and at times a single deviation from that structure can result in lower back pain. At Islands Chiropractic & Massage, lower back pain treatment is among the most often requested.
People experience lower back pain in Gilbert, AZ for a variety of reasons. Some are plagued by a specific injury caused by a car accident, work accident, or even a fall experienced in their life time. Much of the time lower back pain can be a side effect of poor posture, lifting objects that are too heavy, or not using proper lifting methods.
Typical Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
- Dull aching pain
- Sharp traveling pain that moves down the back of the leg toward the feet
- Pain that is aggravated by sitting
- Pain that gets better when changing position
- Pain that is at its worst first thing in the morning, but better after moving
Diagnosing Lower Back Pain
In order to provide effective treatment for lower back pain, it is important to determine the cause of the pain during diagnosis. In order to get the right diagnosis, our chiropractor takes the time to listen to your account of your symptoms and asks for information on your medical history. In most cases, this information will guide them to a diagnosis and give them some idea of the best type of treatment to provide. If needed, chiropractors can also perform other diagnostic tests, such as CT scans, X-rays, MRIs, or injection studies designed to predict surgical options or provide guidance for treatment.
At Islands Chiropractic & Massage, our chiropractor will also conduct a physical exam that can help to pinpoint what may be causing lower back pain in Gilbert, AZ. In the exam, they will check the range of motion, reflexes, a neurologic exam to assess motor and sensory abilities and do a palpation test to identify muscle spasms or tightness, or joint abnormalities.
Call Us Today To Schedule An Appointment!
At Islands Chiropractic & Massage in Gilbert, AZ, we know that just because back pain is common, it shouldn’t mean that anyone should suffer needlessly. Once we get to the bottom of why you are experiencing lower back pain, we can discuss with you which combination of approaches toward treatment is most likely to be effective for your individual needs. Don’t let lower back pain get in the way of living the life you deserve. Contact us at (480) 545-4580 to schedule an appointment.