Low Back Pain
Conditions / Low Back Pain
Low 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 low back condition at least once in their lifetime.
Low back pain is the most common condition treated at OMNE Chiropractic.
Our sports chiropractic approach offers highly valued care that is non-surgical and non-pharmacological.
No drugs. No surgery. Just high-value hands-on care.
Serious and specific causes of lower back pain are ruled out with a thorough history and physical examination and referred when appropriate.
A specific spine program is put in place to decrease pain and improve function.
Are you frustrated with doctors telling you to stop doing the things you enjoy?
OMNE Chiropractic gets you back to your normal activities as soon as possible. We keep patients performing the exercises and activities they enjoy throughout their treatment plan. Patients love not being told ‘No’.
What’s Causing Your Lower Back Pain?
Not all lower back pain is the same. There are a number of different structures and diagnoses that may be causing your pain.
Our sports chiropractic approach finds the culprit and develops a plan to fix it.
What is your pain trying to tell you?
Sometimes our bodies hurt because we move too much and other times it’s because we move too little. Pain is an alert from the body to make a change.
Our sports chiropractic approach helps educate patients on what is causing their pain and what that pain is trying to tell them.
Low Back Pain is a Symptom.
Dr. Jace Peters can help distinguish the different types and conditions causing your lower back pain.
Mechanical Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Pain
Slipped discs, bulging discs, and herniated discs are all forms of discogenic lower back pain. Disc pain is a common cause of lower back pain and can sometimes result in nerve irritation that extends down the leg. When it extends down the leg it is referred to as sciatica
Discs are shock-absorbing structures between each spinal vertebrae. They can become injured with activities like playing sports, exercising, motor vehicle accidents, work injuries.
Characteristics of disc pain:
Pain worse in the morning
Pain bending forward
Pain with coughing, sneezing, or bearing down
Pain that switches sides
Pain that travels into the buttock or leg.
Pain with sitting or rising from a chair
Risk Factors for Disc Pain:
Poor lifting mechanics
Age – highest incidence in men between age 30 – 50
Sedentary Work Environments
Smoking – not good for disc health
Repetitive Bending / Loading of the spine
Facet Joint Pain
Facet joints are located at the back of each spinal vertebrae and help stabilize the spine. In conjunction with the intervertebral discs, they create a spinal unit.
Facet joints may present with limited mobility and inflammation resulting in movement loss and pain. In fact, facet joints are one of the most common causes of mechanical lower back pain.
The characteristic “pop” or “crack” that often occurs with spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments comes from the facet joints of your spine.
Characteristics of facet joint pain:
Limited ability to bend backward
Broadband lower back pain
Sharp pain with certain movements.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
The sacroiliac joints are the connection between the spine and pelvis. They are large joints that often become inflamed and irritated with repetitive movements, sports, exercise, pregnancy, or prolonged postures. Sacroiliac joint pain is the most common cause of asymmetrical lower back pain.
Those suffering from sacroiliac joint pain often have movement dysfunction and muscle weakness in the lumbar spine and pelvis. Our sports chiropractic approach is great at activating the appropriate muscles and restoring joint motion to the areas that need it most.
Characteristics of Sacroiliac Joint pain:
Asymmetrical pain – tends to favor one side
Back or buttock pain with walking or running
Point tenderness in the buttock
- Difficulty lying on one side
Lumbar Spine Stenosis
Stenosis is a fancy word for narrowing. Oftentimes individuals have stenosis and no symptoms because our bodies are amazing at adapting. Problems occur when this narrowing starts to impact the surrounding nerves.
There are different types of stenosis including central canal stenosis, lateral recess stenosis, and foraminal stenosis. Different types of stenosis present with unique symptoms and treatments that are effective.
Physical examination and imaging are helpful in determining the type of stenosis present. Our conservative, hands-on treatments help the body adapt more efficiently to the narrowing that is occurring.
Characteristics of Lumbar Spine Stenosis:
Back pain in older individuals
Painful walking, relieved with sitting
Numbness or tingling in the buttock or legs.
Improved walking tolerance with bending forward
“Shopping Cart Syndrome”