Almost everyone experiences lower back pain at some point in their life. Nathan D. Gomez, DC, and Brian Riggs, DC, at One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, understand how lower back pain can affect your quality of life. They offer innovative treatments that reduce discomfort and restore your body’s natural healing powers. Call the office or request a lower back pain consultation online today.

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What is lower back pain?

Lower back pain includes any discomfort in the lower part of your back, also called your lumbar spine.

This part of your back supports most of your upper body weight and endures a great deal of stress day in and day out. The structure and function of your lower back are why it’s such a common source of pain.

For most people, lower back pain resolves quickly, within a few days or weeks. However, some people develop chronic low back pain, which is pain that lasts for three or more months. This pain can make working, engaging in leisure activities, and sleeping hard.

What causes lower back pain?

You can develop lower back pain from an injury or degenerative condition. Common causes of this type of back pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Skeletal irregularities (scoliosis)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica

One Life Chiropractic treats acute and chronic lower back pain, including pain from a sports injury or car accident.

What happens during a lower back pain consultation?

The specifics of your lower back pain consultation at One Life Chiropractic depend on your symptoms and needs. Your provider asks detailed questions about your pain, when it started, and the activities that make it worse or better.

They also ask about your daily routine and medical history and perform a physical exam. One Life Chiropractic has on-site digital X-rays that your provider may request to confirm or rule out a diagnosis for your discomfort.

What are the treatments for lower back pain?

Your provider at One Life Chiropractic customizes your lower back pain treatment plan so you get fast, lasting results. The state-of-the-art practice offers many innovative therapies that support your natural healing process.

Treatments for lower back pain may include:

  • Decompression
  • Manual manipulation
  • ArthroStim® therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Wharton’s jelly

One Life Chiropractic also offers corrective chiropractic care and postural therapy. Your plan aims to help your body heal on its own, alleviating your pain.

To schedule your lower back pain consultation at One Life Chiropractic, call the office or request one online today.