Conditions / Back Pain
Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide causing a significant personal, social, and economic burden.
Statistics show that 80% of the population will suffer from a back condition at least once in their lifetime.
Dr. Jace Peters is a back pain expert proudly serving Omaha, Nebraska. OMNE Chiropractic specializes in a non-surgical approach to treating back pain without medication or drugs.
Patients suffering from back pain
If you suffer from any of the following back pain conditions, Dr. Peters can help:
- Mechanical lower back pain
- Facet Syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint pain / Sacroiliitis
- Lumbar spine stenosis
- Degenerative Disc / Joint disease
- Rib pain / costovertebral joints
- Muscle strains
What is Your Back Pain Trying to Tell You?
Sometimes our bodies hurt because we move too much, and other times it is because we move too little. Pain is an alert from the body to make a change.
Our sports chiropractic approach helps educated patients on what is causing their back pain and what that pain is trying to tell them.
What Causes Back Pain?
The back is made up of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all working closely to provide support and movement to your spine.
Reasons for back pain may include irritated joints, bulging discs, strained muscles, and injured ligaments.
Your back pain may be the result of a sports injury, work injury, or from something as simple as bending over to tie your shoes.
The OMNE Chiropractic Back Pain Process
Back pain is the number one reason patients come to our Omaha Chiropractic office.
By helping thousands of back pain patients, Dr. Peters has developed a successful chiropractic system that is individualized to each patient’s current condition, lifestyle, and goals.
Whether you are suffering from back pain due to a sports injury, work injury, motor vehicle accident, or from too much sitting as a desk worker or from traveling. We can help you.
Starting with an extensive history and physical examination, we will start to get to the root of the problem. We allow plenty of time so you never feel rushed on your first visit. Also, we believe relief should happen on day one, so come dressed in clothes that allow you to move effectively so we can start treatment on the first day.
When Should I See a Chiropractor for Back Pain?
If you are experiencing any of the following, chiropractic care can help:
- Chronic pain
- Lack of mobility
- Lack of success with other treatments
- Interrupted or altered exercise due to pain
- Motor vehicle accident/auto injury
- Slip and fall injury
- Work injury
- Sports injury
Quick Tips For Back Pain Relief
Sometimes the simplest things can provide the most relief. We believe that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Check out our videos below and see if they help fix your nagging back pain. For more helpful videos, consider subscribing to our YouTube Channel.
Top 10 Tips for Preventing Back Pain
- Stay Active – Movement helps make your back more resilient.
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Avoid a sedentary lifestyle: no prolonged periods of inactivity or bed rest
- Warm-up and cool down prior to and after exercising and physical activity
- Change your posture – the best posture is a changing one.
- Wear comfortable footwear that supports your body.
- Get enough sleep
- Proper lifting mechanics can help you stay pain-free
- Quit smoking – smoking limits blood flow and tissue health in the spine
- Workstation ergonomics – make your workstation work for you rather than against you
Is it ok to pop your own back?
Cracking your back is generally harmless, although not recommended. If you are having aches and pain it is better to get to the source of the issue by having a qualified healthcare professional exam you.
However, if you avoid using excessive force and are just moving your spine, self-adjusting isn’t likely to result in damage to your spine. Foam rolling, mobilizations, and stretches can safely provide relief. Check out our office YouTube channel or download this mobility guide for your thoracic spine.
Does strengthening your core help back pain?
It might! We often find that our chiropractic patients need some core strengthening exercises in addition to their in-office chiropractic adjustments. However, not all back pain is the same. Our sports chiropractic approach helps identify the weakest link and gets to the cause of your back pain, so you don’t waste time performing unnecessary exercises.
Do inversion tables help back pain?
Inversion tables may provide temporary relief of lower back pain. These devices work by providing traction and relieving the pressure on the spine. With that being said, Dr. Peters usually offers other exercises that provide longer-lasting relief and can be performed with little to no equipment.
OMNE Chiropractic is experienced in proper diagnosis of all types of back pain with a variety of safe and effective treatment approaches. If you are dealing with back pain do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our office.