LOW BACK PAIN

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LUMBAR SPINE:

The low back comprises of 5 "stacked" lumbar vertebrae with a variety of joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are common sites for many injuries.  In fact, low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of disability and effects over 80 million people every year. Sometimes people also refer to their sacroiliac joints (SI) and pelvic region as areas they experience their LBP.  Many people with LBP experience severe life-impacting pain and physical limitations due to this condition.  LBP has many different origins and presentations and should always be evaluated by a medical professional.

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Lumbar spine from anterior (front) and lateral views (side).

CONDITIONS WE TREAT: 

  • Abnormal Posture

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

  • Diastasis Recti/Core Dysfunction

  • Disc Herniation 

  • Facet Joint Syndrome

  • Generalized Muscle Weakness

  • Improper GAIT

  • Leg Length Discrepancy

  • Spinal Stenosis (Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis)

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Nerve Impingement

  • Non/Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation  (Discectomy, Fusion, Laminectomy, Scoilosis)

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  • Piriformis Syndrome 

  • Radiculopathy

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI joint)

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Sports Injuries

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Standard X-rays of lumbar spine. Anterior view (front) on  left,  lateral view (side) on right.

SYMPTOMS:

Pain  | Tightness/Stiffness  | Numbness/Tingling

Radiation  | Dull/Achy  | Popping/Clicking |  Fatigue  | Muscle Spasm | Weakness |Burning |   Loss of normal range of motion

OUR DIFFERENCE:

Low back pain has many origins and presentations and can affect a patient in many different ways. The region of pain might not be the region that is causing your current issue. Our team of doctors evaluates each patient through a detailed history and comprehensive physical exam that includes a series of dynamic and static tests, postural exam, GAIT analysis, and examination of the lower or upper extremity movement patterns that trigger your symptoms.  This thorough examination will allow us to identify what is causing your pain or dysfunction and begin working on an individualized treatment plan with corrective exercises that fits your exact needs.