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. 
  • Intervertebral discs
  • Facet joints
  • Sacroiliac joints
  • Arthritis 
  • Stenosis
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.  

Disc Pain

Sacroiliac Joints

Facet Joints

Stenosis

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

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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:

  • Stiffness

  • Diffuse 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

  • Painful sitting 

  • 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”

Mechanical Lower Back Pain

Mechanical lower back pain is associated with movement dysfunction.  Mechanical lower back pain requires mechanical solutions. These include movements, postures, exercises, and chiropractic. 

With mechanical lower back pain, the source of the pain is not as important as the solution.  A thorough history and movement examination seek to find a patients’ directional preference. Directional preference is the movement(s) that have a positive and lasting impact on symptoms. Utilizing directional preference, patients experience rapid resolution or centralization of symptoms. 

A mechanical examination helps guide in-office treatments and at-home exercises. 

Testimonials

I had a lot of wear and tear on my body from being an ICU nurse and growing up on a farm. After a few visits, Jace has really helped decrease pain and increase range of motion. Thank you, Jace.
Cyle P
Omaha, NE
I am so thankful I found Jace and OMNE when I did! He’s done more for my sciatica in 4 short weeks than other chiropractors have done in years. I recommend Jace every chance I get!
Kendra S
Omaha, NE
Jace is amazing. He is such a personable guy and truly takes an interest in your health. The only person I have found to help with chronic pain!!
Brittany G
Omaha, NE

OMNE Chiropractic is experienced in proper diagnosis of all types of lower back pain with a variety of safe and effective treatment approaches. If you are dealing with lower back pain do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our office.