The low back is referred to as the lumbar spine. The upper back is referred to as the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine does not typically cause symptoms because the rib cage stabilizes the thoracic spine causing less problems with wear and tear over the years. The lumbar spine is much more mobile and wears out much faster and more commonly.
Many conditions in the lumbar spine can contribute to back pain; degenerative disc disease, annular tears, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis to name a few. When the nerves get pinched by bulging discs or bone spurs you may experience pain in the legs or numbness, tingling or weakness. The first step in your treatment is diagnosing the underlying source of your symptoms. This is often done with x-rays and MRI’s.
Chronic or intermittent back pain can be draining and make your life miserable. Our Chiropractors can help relieve your pain whether it is caused by a misalignment of the spine or is a result of an injury. From low back to radiating pain along your entire spine, we will find a treatment that works for you.
Treatments we offer for back pain: