Lower Back Pain
We deliver patient-centered solutions
Treating every patient as a unique individual, we tailor a treatment plan for you, instead of making you fit a treatment plan
We have many different treatment tools available to us, along with the skill and experience to effectively utilize them
Using the most innovative Cox treatment table ever built
The only doctor in Kansas who is Cox certified in lumbar and cervical spine treatment
Whether you have a simple condition or a severe chronic condition requiring pain management, we are here to help.
2 MAJOR CATEGORIES OF LOWER BACK PAIN
We break it into 2 major categories. The first category is discogenic, meaning the source of pain is coming from the disc. We are often dealing with a bulging disc or herniated disc. This can result in sciatic nerve pain, travelling down one or both legs. Degenerative disc disease can lead to a bulging or herniated disc, resulting in sciatic nerve pain, but it does not have to. Discs have many pain fibers in them, which can create pain without mechanical pressure.
The second category is non-discogenic, which includes conditions such as arthritis, facet syndromes, spondylolisthesis and sacroiliac problems. When arthritis becomes severe, it commonly results in spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is usually seen in older individuals.
Why people seek help – It’s not the pain
True motivation runs deeper than pain. It robs people of their joy, quality of life, even their independence. It can interfere with work and our relationships. Chronic back pain sufferers often experience depression and sometimes guilt because of the burden it can place on their family.
What causes back pain?
There is no single cause but most is due to the cumulative effects of stressors over a long period of time. Common examples would be poor postures, injury to the back itself or injury in feet, knees or hips that change the way we walk. Sedentary lifestyles lead to weak core strength and poor stabilization
LOWER BACK STRETCHES
There are a variety of lower back stretches and exercises. The first one we prescribe to almost all patients is the pelvic tilt. When performed correctly, It opens the spine and strengthens your core. If it worsens your pain, discontinue it and speak with your doctor.
Lie on your back, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Tighten your stomach and buttock muscles. Tilt your buttock up slightly as you flatten your back against the floor or bed. Hold this position 4 seconds and then relax 4 seconds. Repeat this 10 times.
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