Around 80% of Americans experience lower back pain at some point during their lives, and the pain is often so severe it leads to missed work. At Solutions Integrated Medicine in Elizabethton, Tennessee, the team of providers offers innovative and customized treatments for lower back pain to help you get back to your regular activities and restore your quality of life. Call Solutions Integrated Medicine or make an appointment online today.
Lower back pain has a wide range of potential causes. For example, you may have lower back pain due to:
Your lower back pain could be due to poor posture or other lifestyle factors. You could injure your back while moving a heavy object or weaken your back and make it vulnerable to injury by sitting all day with poor posture.
Additionally, if you’re overweight, you increase the pressure on your lower back, which can make it more prone to injury.
Treatment always begins with a comprehensive exam to assess your back pain and identify its root cause. Your provider asks about your symptoms and lifestyle and feels your spine and back muscles for signs of inflammation or irregular structures. They may ask you to perform some stretches or gentle movements so they can see if specific nerves are compressed and how your range of motion is affected.
Then the team at Solutions Integrated Medicine provides highly customized treatment plans for lower back pain. Following a consultation and exam, your provider creates your treatment plan, combining different therapeutic modalities to reduce your pain and boost your body’s natural healing response.
Your treatment plan may include:
Your provider may also recommend lifestyle modifications to reduce the physical stress on your back, improve your core strength, and enhance your overall health.
The best things you can do to lower your risk of low back pain and improve your overall health is to stay active and maintain a healthy body weight.
Regular exercise keeps your body strong and supple, which helps you avoid injury from an abnormal or unexpected movement. Make sure to work on your core strength; a strong core protects your spine as well as giving you defined abs.
Following a nutritious diet and maintaining your weight reduces the pressure on your spine, which lowers your risk of lower back pain.
You don’t have to live with lower back pain. Call Solutions Integrated Medicine today or make an appointment online.