Back Pain Treatments

Dr. Edward Carrie at Family Chiropractic serving the Burr Ridge, IL, area, offers chiropractic treatment for several conditions, including low back pain. We use a combination of techniques and therapies at our state-of-the-art facility so that you can rediscover the joy of living a pain-free life.

What Is Low Back Pain and Its Characteristics?

Low back pain (LBP) is a leading cause of disability. Most of us will experience low back pain at least once in our lifetime, and for some, it can develop into a chronic condition where pain and movement go hand-in-hand, affecting you in the long run.

Low back pain is characterized by dull or sharp pain in the lower back or lumbar region, often accompanied by shooting pains in the leg or a tingling sensation. The severity varies from moderate to unbearable. LBP may be acute (short term) or chronic (long term) depending on why you have developed low back pain.

What Causes Low Back Pain?

The causes of low back pain are many, but the most common reasons why you may be experiencing LBP include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Sprains and strains  
  • Sciatica, which affects the sciatic nerve that starts at the bottom of your spine.
  • Disc herniation where the inner part of the disc pushes out into the spinal canal.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Aging and general wear-and-tear

However, sometimes the cause of your back pain may be non-specific, meaning it’s unrelated to something mechanically wrong in your back i.e. it doesn’t have a singular cause that your healthcare provider can pinpoint. Non-specific LBP often benefits from lifestyle changes, but there may be a deeper reason which is why low back pain should be taken seriously and thoroughly assessed.

Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Chiropractic care for low back pain can make a tremendous difference. Dr. Carrie at Family Chiropractic serving Burr Ridge, IL, offers several treatments that can improve your mobility while also treating and relieving your low back pain and other neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Carrie is an advanced practitioner of the Activator adjusting technique, a form of low-force chiropractic adjustment suited to patients who prefer a gentler approach. He is also certified in cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) spinal decompression therapy, which is especially helpful for patients with disc herniations.

Finally, Dr. Carrie is certified to perform Flexion/Distraction therapy, which can make a significant difference to patients experiencing back pain and stiffness by relieving pressure affecting the spinal structure.

Contact Us!

Our mission at Family Chiropractic serving Burr Ridge, IL, is to help you rediscover pain-free living. For an appointment with Dr. Carrie for low back pain, call us today at 630-920-9700.

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