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Lower Back Pain Specialist

Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Meridian, ID

Lower back pain is one the most frequent health complaints in the United States and is the leading reason people have to call in sick to work. If you’re experiencing lower back pain, visit Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, where the integrative team of experienced chiropractors and therapists can provide effective treatments for all forms of lower back pain. Call the office or book an appointment online today to get started.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Why does my lower back hurt?

Your lower back is vulnerable to muscle and ligament strains that can cause an acute attack of pain. Acute attacks of lower back pain are most likely to be caused by:

  • Exerting yourself more than your body can manage
  • Falls or injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive movements
  • Sudden or awkward movements
  • Unsafe lifting techniques

You can also experience chronic lower back pain if you don’t get treatment after an acute injury, or because of:

  • Bulging or ruptured or spinal discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis

Chronic pain persists for weeks or months, and in some cases for years, causing disability and a reduced quality of life.

How can I avoid lower back injuries?

Keeping fit and active and adopting good postural habits are key to avoiding lower back injuries. It’s also a good idea to:

  • Avoid slouching
  • Avoid staying in the same position for prolonged periods
  • Avoid lifting heavy items and adopt safe lifting techniques
  • Avoid standing for too long
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Practice core-strengthening exercises
  • Take up yoga or a similar form of stretching exercise

Taking care to prevent back injuries is the best way to avoid the disabling pain of lower back problems, so it’s always advisable to think about looking after your back during your daily activities.

What treatments are available for lower back pain?

You can treat mild back pain by:

  • Avoiding whatever caused the injury
  • Gentle stretches and exercising
  • Applying soothing heat to the affected area

It’s normally better to stay active rather than taking to your bed, as long as you don’t do anything that makes the pain worse. It’s also sensible to find out what’s causing your pain and get the correct treatment as soon as possible.

The chiropractors and therapists at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine can provide an accurate diagnosis and offer a range of effective treatments, including:

  • Bespoke exercise program
  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Decompression therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Mechanical traction
  • Red light laser therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

To find relief from lower back pain, get in touch with the highly skilled team at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine. Call the office or book an appointment online today.