Lower Back Pain

Blackwell Chiropractic

Chiropractor located in Park Cities, Dallas, TX

Lower back pain is a frequently occurring problem that most men and women experience at some point in their lives. While many cases are caused by muscular sprains and strains, others can involve more serious conditions, such as herniated discs. No matter the cause, Graham Robson, DC, of Blackwell Chiropractic serving the Park Cities and University Park neighborhoods of Dallas, can locate the cause of your pain and provide treatment. To find the solution for your lower back pain, just come on into the practice. You can also book an appointment online or over the phone.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

There are numerous reasons for feeling pain in your lower back, and one of the most frequent causes is muscle or ligament strain. Acute back pain can result from:

  • Using unsafe lifting techniques
  • Having poor posture
  • Making repetitive movements
  • Exceeding current fitness levels
  • Moving awkwardly or suddenly

Other causes for lower back pain can include:

  • Falls and accidents
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ruptured or bulging spinal discs
  • Scoliosis (curved spine)
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones)

Strains and injury damage may heal without long-term effects, but degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, can cause chronic or permanent back pain.

How can I prevent lower back pain?

The fitter and stronger your body is, and the more aware you are of how to move and lift things correctly, the less likely you’ll be to suffer from lower back pain. You can also help prevent lower back pain by:

  • Practicing core-strengthening exercises
  • Stretching and exercising your hips and pelvis
  • Losing weight if you’re carrying too much
  • Avoiding slouching and slumping your shoulders
  • Using an ergonomic office chair
  • Moving frequently if your work is sedentary
  • Avoiding lifting heavy objects
  • Using safe lifting techniques
  • Avoiding standing for prolonged periods of time

Regular exercise is essential. Dr. Graham can give you advice on the best forms of exercise in your case.

How is lower back pain treated?

Effective home treatments for mild, acute lower back pain include:

  • Avoiding strenuous activity
  • Gentle exercise
  • Applying heat

Bed rest isn’t advisable. It’s much better to keep moving. If your pain isn’t getting better, visit Dr. Graham for an assessment. He can see what might be causing the problem and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

Dr. Graham specializes in three forms of chiropractic treatment:

  • The diversified technique, which involves a series of quick thrusting motions
  • The Thompson Technique, which involves manual manipulation on a drop table
  • Activator Method, which involves using an instrument that makes thrusting motions

If you have lower back pain and want relief, just come on into Blackwell Chiropractic. You can also book an appointment online or over the phone.