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Symptoms of Lower Back Pain
Dr. Robbyn KeatingJun 14, 2018 10:47:38 AM4 min read

What Is Low Back Pain And Why You Should Be Paying Attention

How Chiropractors Treat Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is something a lot of people will suffer from at some point in their lifespan.

Depending on the patients diagnosis and other health factors, Chiropractors will treat lower back pain with different techniques.

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In this blog, we will discuss the ins and outs of lower back pain and how to treat your pain.

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Lower Back pain can be a very complicated, chronic condition that can have a large negative impact on a person's life.

According to a study on Lower Back Pain posted on, Lower Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, and the amount of disabilities caused by lower back pain increased 54% from 1990-2010.

But what causes lower back pain? And why are instances of lower back pain disabilities increasing?

In this article we will take an in-depth look at types of Lower Back Pain, common causes, and the different treatment options available to patients who have lower back pain. 

Types of Lower Back Pain

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Depending on what is causing the pain, patients may experience a wide variety of symptoms.

Some of the common descriptions that patients give for their lower back pain include:

  • Burning Sensations
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Tingling Sensations
  • Stiffness
  • Pain upon movement
  • Soreness upon touch
  • Weakness or Numbness
  • Aches or other Dull Pains
  • Pain that radiates down from the lower back into the legs

As you can see, their are a wide variety of sensations that people experience when they have an issue with their lower back.

The type of pain that a patient experiences is usually a good indication to what underlying issue is causing the pain.

Providing your healthcare provider with as best of a description as you can will help them arrive at an accurate diagnosis. And once they have an accurate diagnosis, your treatment can begin.

So what condition is causing your lower back pain?

Next we will take a look at some of the common conditions that patients suffer from which are resulting in Lower Back Pain.

Common Injuries and Conditions that Cause Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain is not always the result of an obvious injury. Many times people will begin to feel pain and discomfort symptoms in their back with no memory of being involved in an incident.

Other times, the lower back pain will be the direct result of a person being involved in an accident, such as an auto accident, workplace injury, or slip and fall.

Depending on the type of injury that was sustained or condition that is occurring, the symptoms will be different.

Lower Back Pain TreatmentSome of the common causes of lower back pain that are seen in patients include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Slipped or Herniated Discs
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle Spasms or Strains
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Dysfunction

As you can see, there are a multitude of injuries and conditions that could be causing a patient to have lower back pain.

This is why Chiropractors always begin with the Three-phase diagnostic process. They must determine the underlying injury or condition that is causing your pain so that you can get the proper treatment.


How to Treat Lower Back Pain

Treatment for lower back pain is highly dependent on your diagnosis. No two people are the same and even if they have a similar diagnosis, their treatment plans may differ.

Chiropractic care for Lower Back Pain

Treatment options may also differ based on your doctors opinion and what type of doctor you are seeing.

Chiropractors deal with issues related to the musculoskeletal system, so their treatments will probably be different than the treatments that a physical therapist will prescribe, but most of the time there will be similarities.

Depending on what is causing your Lower Back Pain your treatment may include a combination of some of the following treatments:

  • Spinal Decompression
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Chiropractic Mobilization
  • TENS
  • Electrical Stimulation Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Nutrition or Dietary Restrictions
  • Activator Method
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Graston Technique
  • Gonstead Technique
  • Flexion Distraction Technique

Although Chiropractors utilize these different techniques to treat Lower Back Pain, the only way to know which ones they will use to treat you is by scheduling a consultation.


See an Expert Chiropractor Today!

When you visit a Chiropractor for a Lower Back Pain Consultation, you can expect to receive an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan that will help to alleviate your symptoms while correcting the underlying issue.

Your Chiropractor will also provide you with lifestyle changes or different at-home therapies to do on your own so that you can maintain your health long after treatment has ended.

If you are suffering from Lower Back Pain, contacting a local chiropractor to begin treatment can help you return to living a life that is free from pain. 

If you need some more direction or would like to chat with us about a Free Consultation at one of our clinics, click on the link below now.

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Dr. Robbyn Keating

Dr. Keating joined the team at Arrowhead Clinic in 2016 to continue furthering her career as a chiropractic physician. She provides manual and hands-on chiropractic spinal manipulations along with therapy techniques to help restore function and mobility in the body. She specializes in treating a variety of accident injuries along with chronic neck and back pain. Dr. Keating moved to St. Louis, Missouri, from Alberta, Canada, in 2005 to earn her Bachelors of Science degree at Lindenwood University while on an ice hockey scholarship. While in college, she excelled in ice hockey and track and field events. Upon graduation from Lindenwood University, Dr. Keating furthered her education by pursuing her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan College of Chiropractic. She completed her doctorate studies in 2014 and then secured a highly sought-after position at a multidisciplinary wellness facility in the St. Louis metro area. It was there she trained under a well-respected chiropractor, who helped her hone her skills and techniques in a high-volume clinic. Since moving to Georgia in 2015, in addition to running the McDonough office for Arrowhead Clinic, Dr. Keating continues her long-standing passion for playing rugby with the Atlanta Harlequins Women's Rugby team. She participates in several local ice hockey leagues and is now working on mastering her cast in fly fishing. One of Dr. Keating’s accident patients stated, “Best clinic ever. Kendall, Hannah, Chloe, and Dr. Keating are the best. They have been so helpful during my accident, I have never been through anything like this, and they are making the process so easy and understandable. Recommend this place to anyone!” Dr. Keating offers potential patients same-day, free consultations. She is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.