Lower Back Pain

Active Health Center

Integrated Medical Practice located in North Palm Beach, FL

Perhaps partly due to the sedentary nature of many American adults’ lifestyles, lower back pain affects more than 30 million people in the United States. At Active Health Center in North Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Marc Weinberg, DC, and the team of multidisciplinary, integrative health care professionals work together to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your lower back pain. If you experience chronic low back pain that limits your activities, you can get long-term relief from its underlying cause, without dependency on pain medications. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book your visit online today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Active Health Center

What causes lower back pain?

When any of the muscles, nerves, joints, or ligaments in your lower back become damaged as a result of wear and tear or injury, you experience low back pain and discomfort. Sometimes, the discs that act as cushioning between your vertebrae can rupture, or become herniated, and no longer provide cushion. A herniated disc may also put pressure on a nearby nerve and cause lower back pain, or sciatica.

Additional common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Muscle and ligament strains
  • Repetitive motion
  • Lifting a heavy object
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing around the spinal cord)
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Poor posture
  • Being overweight
  • Degenerative disc disease

Mild to severe lower back pain may come and go or become a chronic, debilitating condition if left untreated.

What are the symptoms of lower back pain?

Common symptoms of lower back pain usually include:

  • Pain that radiates down one leg
  • Pain that gets worse after sitting
  • Pain that lessens when you move around or change positions
  • Difficulty finding a comfortable position in which to sleep
  • Dull muscle aches
  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Stiffness

The cause of your low back pain, how long you’ve had it, and your overall health may also contribute to how and when you experience symptoms.

What treatments are available for lower back pain?

A variety of treatments and therapies can provide long-term relief from lower back pain, especially when you treat the underlying cause of your pain, and not just the symptoms.

The multidisciplinary team at Active Health Center creates an individualized treatment plan that addresses the underlying causes of your pain, as well as improving symptoms. Your treatment plan may include a combination of any of the following:

  • Ultrasound-guided trigger point injections
  • Corrective exercises
  • Decompression therapy
  • Gentle spinal manipulation
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy services to improve strength and increase function and range of motion
  • Manual therapy and massage for hands-on healing for muscles and tissues
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Eccentron negative resistance trainer

The team of providers at Active Health Center includes a doctor of physical therapy who collaborates with the chiropractors as part of a multidisciplinary effort so you get the most comprehensive, effective treatments available.

Don’t let lower back pain disrupt your quality of life. To get the help you need, call Active Health Center or schedule the next available appointment using the online booking tool.