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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Treatment

Every year, thousands of Americans suffer from lower back pain. Lower back pain can result from a broad range of causes, including poor posture, whiplash due to a car accident, herniated disc, sports injury and spinal medical conditions. Even the lifting of heavy objects can cause muscles or ligaments to stretch and tear and cause lower back muscle strain. In the case of lumbar degenerative disc disease, the lumbar discs break down and can inflammation that results in muscle spasms and lower back pain. Lower back pain can range from a dull ache to severe pain and also radiate to the buttocks and legs. As your chiropractor in Solon, we identify the root cause of your lower back pain. Our chiropractors ask patients about the location, severity and type of pain. Plus, they take a full medical history.

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Reed Chiropractic: Your Chiropractor in Solon

Our chiropractors also use diagnostic tools to identify the underlying problem. X-rays provide information on the spinal bones, CT scans provide cross-section images of the spinal disc and MRI scans display detailed images of lumbar discs and nerve roots. A comprehensive exam is completed along with the use of diagnostic tools in order to properly classify type of lower back pain, such as axial low back pain, lumbar radiculopathy or low back pain with referred pain. Keep in mind that the classification of lower back pain is essential in determining the right treatment plan.

Back Pain Management

For back pain management, we take a holistic and multi-faceted approach to treatment. Treatment plans may include spinal manipulation, spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, physical therapy or heat therapy. Each therapeutic treatment modality is designed to work synergistically to reduce pain and accelerate recovery from a back injury or medical condition.

At Reed Chiropractic Clinic, our chiropractors utilize different techniques in spinal adjustments, including the Activator method, Diversified, Gonstead and Thompson techniques. Our chiropractors will choose the best technique for your condition. Depending on your back injury, spinal decompression therapy may be used in combination with manual manipulations. Spinal decompression therapy takes place on a traction table with rollers controlled by a computerized device. It gently stretches the spine to create space between the discs and is highly effective in back pain management for pinched nerves, worn joints and herniated discs.

Massage therapy is the ideal complementary treatment to spinal adjustments and spinal decompression therapy. It increases blood oxygenation to enhance the body’s healing process, relaxes the muscles and inhibits muscle spasms. Heat therapy may be used to reduce inflammation, pain and stiffness. Both massage therapy and heat therapy are effective for soft tissue injuries.

Contact Reed Chiropractic Clinic for Lower Back Pain Relief

If you’re suffering from lower back pain, turn to Reed Chiropractic for an individualized and effective treatment plan. We service clients in Solon, Aurora, Twinsburg and surrounding communities. Give us a call today at (440) 248-2866 and get on the road to recovery.