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Lower Back Pain Specialist

Back to Life Integrated Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Lakewood, CA

Lower back pain affects about 80% of people at some point during their lifetime. If you experience lower back pain from arthritis, an automobile accident, sports injury, or another injury, the expert team at Back to Life Integrated Medicine in Lakewood, Cerritos, Cypress, and Long Beach, California, offers solutions. They use innovative, holistic treatments to help you heal quickly. Schedule an appointment with Back to Life Integrated Medicine over the phone or online today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What is lower back pain?

Low back pain is discomfort in the lower part of your back. You may experience:

  • Pain when you walk, drive, stand, or bend
  • Muscle aches
  • Stabbing or shooting pain
  • Pain radiating down your leg
  • Pain that gets better if you recline
  • Instability
  • Weakness

You might experience back pain after an automobile accident, sports-related injury, a fall, or lifting something heavy. 

Discomfort may result from a muscle or ligament strain, bulging disc, pinched nerve, arthritis, or osteoporosis.

What are the risk factors for lower back pain?

The following factors increase your risk of experiencing lower back pain:

  • Improper lifting techniques
  • Being overweight
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Older age
  • Having a chronic disease
  • Smoking
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If your low back is severe or doesn’t subside within a few days, schedule an appointment with your provider at Back to Life Integrated Medicine for an evaluation.

How is back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose what’s causing back pain and find a treatment that meets your personalized needs, the medical team at Back to Life Integrated Medicine reviews your symptoms and medical history. 

They complete an exam and may use blood tests, nerve studies, bone scans, or imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to find the cause of your pain.

What is the treatment for lower back pain?

Your Back to Life Integrated Medicine team may use one or more of the following holistic treatments to ease lower back pain:

Chiropractic adjustments 

Your provider uses a series of gentle manipulations of your spine, including flexion-distraction, to relieve pinched nerves, align your spine, and resolve bulging discs.

Massage therapy

Your Back to Life Integrated Medicine specialist uses various massage techniques to relieve tight or sore muscles and reduce pressure on pinched nerves.

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy with the MyACT®™ PiezoWave2 system uses soundwaves to stimulate healing and relieve lower back pain naturally. 

Physical therapy

Completing strengthening and stretching exercises using physical therapy helps accelerate healing and reduce your risk of injuring your back in the future.

Lumbar support

Your Back to Life Integrated Medicine specialist offers numerous options for lumbar support, such as ergonomic devices and back braces, to alleviate lower back pain.

Don’t let back pain reduce your mobility and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Back to Life Integrated Medicine over the phone or online today.