Lower Back Pain

Access Chiropractic Center

Chiropractor located in Rock Hill, SC

Lower back pain is one of the most common causes of pain and disability among Americans and affects about 80% of adults at some point in their lives. If you’re experiencing lower back pain and want conservative treatment to get relief, see Jeffery Muschik, DC, at Access Chiropractic Center. Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, for more than 15 years, Dr. Muschik provides personalized, one-on-one treatment to help you overcome lower back pain. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking online.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Why does my lower back hurt?

Lower back pain can come from any of the anatomical structures in your lower back including your vertebrae, intervertebral joints, discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Common triggers of lower back pain include:

  • Bending and twisting movements
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Compressive activities, like running and jumping
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma

To prevent lower back pain from developing, use your legs when lifting heavy objects, practice proper posture, and maintain a healthy weight.

What are the signs of a lower back injury?

In addition to general or localized back pain, other symptoms of lower back injuries include:

  • Pain with specific movements
  • Pain when coughing, sneezing, or having a bowel movement
  • Pain that travels up your spine or down into your buttocks or legs
  • Stiffness or decreased range of motion
  • Inability to bend forward, backward, or side to side

You may also notice popping, cracking, or clicking in your back when you move. These noises may come from the joints or soft tissues surrounding your spine and pain or relief of discomfort may accompany them.

What causes lower back pain?

Conditions that can cause lower back pain include:

  • Intervertebral joint dysfunction
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated discs

Lower back pain can range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain. No matter what your level of pain or disability, Dr. Muschik at Access Chiropractic Center manages all types of lower back conditions to provide effective pain relief and restoration of function.

How is lower back pain treated?

Once Dr. Muschik diagnoses the cause of your pain, he outlines a treatment plan to address your discomfort and restore normal function to your spine and surrounding muscles. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Rehabilitative exercises and stretches

In most cases, treatment begins with therapies to relieve pain and improve your range of motion. Once you’re feeling better, Dr. Muschik incorporates exercises and stretches to increase the flexibility and strength in your back, which may prevent recurrence of pain. Dr. Muschik gives at-home care instructions to help you recover as quickly as possible, too.

Find relief from lower back pain by calling Access Chiropractic Center or scheduling an appointment online now.