Eighty percent of people will experience an episode of back pain in their lifetime. In fact, low back pain is the number one reason people visit a doctor. There are several causes of low back pain like trauma, poor posture and deconditioning to name the most common.
Low back pain can often result from a condition called "Lower Crossed Syndrome". This condition occurs when tight hip flexors and a tight lower back combine with weak abdominals and weak gluteal muscles. This leads to excessive arching or extension of your low back, a protruding abdomen, and a flat butt due to gluteal weakness. This dangerous combination of muscle imbalances places to much stress on the structures of the lower back, often resulting in low back pain. Treating low back pain requires a combination of soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulation to improve proper biomechanics, and exercise instruction to strengthen the muscles that tend to become weak, and stretch the muscles that tend to become tight.
Here are a list of low back pain conditions we commonly treat at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center:
- Strain or Sprain of the low back
- Lower Crossed Syndrome
- Joint restrictions
- Disc herniation or bulge
- Pinched nerve
- Facet Syndrome
- Central Canal Stenosis
- Piriformis Syndrome
Treatment at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center often includes the Graston Technique to help break up fibrotic adhesions that cause pain in the muscles of the back. Along with exercises, stretches, and PT modalities in addition to the traditional chiropractic adjustment.
The doctors at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center are trained to treat a wide range of injuries and pain syndromes. They treat injuries of the neck and back as well as the extremities. Acute injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic, degenerative conditions can be effectively treated conservatively at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center. Some conditions require additional medical treatment, and the doctors at Pioneer Sports and Pain Center work closely with specialists in all areas of medicine and help patients get to the right provider when a referral is indicated.