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Lower Back Pain Specialist

BBC Health

Family Medicine & Chiropractic located in Lewisville, TX

Lower back pain can make it difficult to get comfortable sitting, standing, or riding in a car. When lower back pain affects the quality of your life and makes it challenging to get through your daily activities, the expert team at BBC Health in Lewisville, Texas can help. This family medicine and chiropractic practice takes a whole-person approach to determining the underlying cause of your back pain so they can prescribe comprehensive treatments, such as spinal adjustments and physical rehabilitation. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to get long-term relief from lower back pain symptoms.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Your lower back is a complex system of muscles, nerves, joints, and ligaments all working together to provide structural support and mobility. When any of these bones, soft tissue, or nerves become damaged or injured, you experience pain or discomfort.

In some cases, the soft tissue between your vertebrae — the discs — rupture, or become herniated, and no longer provide a cushion. A ruptured disc can also put pressure on a nerve, which leads to lower back pain.

Other causes of lower back pain include:

  • Muscle and ligament strains
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing around the spinal cord)
  • Injuries
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Poor posture
  • Being overweight
  • Degenerative disc disease

Additionally, if you lift a heavy object the wrong way, fall, or repeatedly put too much stress on your low back, you end up with pain that could range from mild to severe.

What are the symptoms of lower back pain?

Common symptoms of lower back pain often include:

  • Dull muscle aches
  • Shooting pain
  • Limited mobility in your back
  • Pain that radiates down one leg
  • Pain that gets worse after sitting
  • Pain that feels better when you move around or change positions

The cause of your pain, how long you’ve had it, and your overall health may also factor into how you experience lower back pain.

What treatments relieve 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 experienced team at BBC Health creates an individualized treatment plan that focuses on treating the underlying cause as well as relieving painful symptoms. Your treatment plan may include a combination of any of the following:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Active rehabilitation and stretching exercises
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy
  • Ultrasound modalities

The doctors take digital X-rays on-site and conduct a comprehensive exam to accurately diagnose your back pain. The goal of treatment is to provide long-term relief from your pain and help you regain mobility so you can have the best possible quality of life. They take the most natural, nonsurgical approach, prescribing medications only when absolutely necessary.

If the lower back pain is preventing you from fully participating in your daily activities or causing daily discomfort, call the office or schedule a consultation online to get the help you need.