Back Pain Treatment in Oak Lawn, IL

low back pain oak lawnAnyone can experience low back pain, regardless of their age. Those who experience low back pain can equate the pain to an injury to a specific muscle or a ligament; however, this is quite complex as there may be numerous factors. Low back pain could be a result of poor posture over many years, lack of properly exercising, arthritis, or even a ruptured disc. Activities of daily living and certain work environments can further contribute to and aggravate lumbar spine structure.

There are many different conditions that have been found to lead to back pain. These conditions include strained muscles, sprained ligaments, trigger points, obesity, arthritis, sports injuries, accidents, ruptured discs and in some cases, simple movements. The pain limits the activities you can get involved in including playing sports, working, or handling household chores.

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Types Of Back Pain

There are several types of back pain, but the most common is chronic low back pain and acute low back pain.

Acute low back pain:

Patients with this kind of pain mostly do not see a doctor since the pain goes away on its own or through simple home care. If this kind of pain lasts for more than four weeks, it will be a good time to consider non-drug treatments and therapies such as chiropractic manipulation.  Repetitive acute pain is often a sign of an underlying issue that eventually contributes to arthritic changes and degeneration.

Chronic lower back pain:

This is back pain that lasts long. If the pain is not responding to long-term medication, chiropractic care can help. The aim of any treatment should be to reduce pain and improve function.

Symptoms of Back Pain

The connection between back pain and physical sources is not always clear. There are many patients who deal with excruciating back pain though there are no abnormalities in their spine. The following are some of the common symptoms you might deal with:

  • Morning pain
  • Tightness in the back, pelvis, and legs
  • Pain in the buttock
  • Muscle spasm
  • Legs giving out
  • Pain or tightness with prolonged standing
  • Numbness in the thighs or feet

Causes of Back Pain

When we ask our patients why they think that have back pain they are quick to use tell us that they have bulging or herniated discs, stenosis, etc.  The medical community treats their conditions and the cycle continues. However, at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness we take it a step further and determine why specifically the patient is predisposed to these particular conditions.  Postural compromise, faulty biomechanics, hidden weakness, are causes for dysfunction and pain and must be addressed in order for the patient’s condition to resolve.

Our Chiropractic Care

At Botti Chiropractic & Wellness we will evaluate you to determine where you biomechanical, postural, and structural faults are.  We will create a comprehensive plan to address the root cause of your condition and ensure that you are better than you were before your back pain started.

Our patients are usually surprised at quickly they improve and often regret not coming sooner.  Many patients overlook chiropractic care when they have a long-standing history of lower back pain, have had lower back procedures in the past, or have tried physical therapy in the past.  Our therapy is a specialized form of care that is unique, effective, and well tolerated.

For more information please contact our office and schedule a consultation!

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