Low Back Pain
If you suffer from low back pain, chances are you know from first-hand experience that you don’t get satisfactory pain relief from conservative medical treatment alone. When you need treatment options that work, it’s time to contact the experienced team at New Medical Center in Waupun, Wisconsin. They provide individualized care for patients in northeast and east central Wisconsin, selecting the therapies you need from effective options such as regenerative medicine, rehabilitation, and chiropractic treatment.
If you live in the Waupun region and can’t find relief from low back pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Why do I have lower back pain?
The lower back is particularly susceptible to the impacts and strains of day to day activities, including walking, running, and sitting. It is also an important part of maintaining core strength and good posture. Patients lacking core strength and exhibiting bad posture frequently experience pain in the low back due to weak muscles, spinal misalignment, and muscle imbalances. Lower back pain is also a common side effect of trauma, obesity, work injuries, and even pregnancy.
As you get older, however, low back pain is more likely to develop due to conditions such as:
- Herniated disc
- Soft tissue strains and sprains
- Facet joint osteoarthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Thickened ligaments
- Bone deformities and fractures
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal stenosis
These conditions cause degenerative changes in your spine that are painful on their own, but in many cases, the pain is worse because of compressed spinal nerves. As pinched nerves become inflamed and irritated, they’re often the source of ongoing low back pain.
What are the symptoms of lower back problems?
Lower back pain is the most common complaint for those who have back issues. When you have compressed spinal nerves, you can experience pain, tingling, and numbness along the affected nerve. Sciatica is one of the best examples of this type of pain. When pinched at the spine, your sciatic nerve causes sharp pain that suddenly radiates down your leg, following the nerve’s path.
Some of the symptoms you may also experience if you have lower back problems include:
- Pain relief after changing positions
- Sciatica pain in your leg
- Numbness or weakness in your legs
- Tingling sensation in your lower back, buttocks, feet, or legs
- Chronic sharp, shooting pain in your lower back
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your provider to find the cause of your pain.
How is low back pain treated?
The team at New Medical Center specializes in treating the whole person using a multimodal approach. The goal of all treatment is to provide natural pain relief while healing the underlying condition responsible for the pain. Your treatment plan may include:
The team at New Medical Center has extensive training in many chiropractic therapies that effectively relieve lower back pain. For example, they may recommend spinal manipulation, Active Release Techniques® or the Graston technique to mobilize scar tissue and improve your range of motion.
Comprehensive chiropractic treatment also includes rehabilitation to safely rebuild spinal strength and flexibility, as well as corrective exercises you can continue to do at home.
Rehabilitation is an important first step for treating low back pain. Structured exercise to strengthen your back, gentle stretching, and massage helps to reduce inflammation, boost circulation, relieve pain, and improve mobility.
Medical weight loss
Being overweight places excessive pressure on your lower back, increasing your risk of developing low back pain and slowing down your recovery after pain develops. The team at New Medical Center provides nutritional counseling, offers lifestyle advice, and creates an exercise plan that supports your weight loss success.
The highly experienced medical team at New Medical Center may perform additional medical procedures, if required, to bring about complete resolution of your pain.
If you need help with low back pain, call New Medical Center or schedule an appointment online.