Lower Back Pain Specialist
Almost everyone experiences low back pain at some point in their life. At Paragon Physical Medicine, you never have to suffer through it alone. Paragon Physical Medicine helps alleviate pain with spinal manipulations, acupuncture, and rehabilitative exercises. If you’re looking for a practitioner in Wooster, Ohio to help with your low back pain, schedule an appointment with us online or over the phone.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
What causes low back pain?
The structures in the lower back support the weight of your upper body and are built for multi-rotational twisting movements. This structural design makes them prone to injury.
The following injuries and conditions cause most instances of lower back pain:
- Muscle injury
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Compression fracture
- Spinal stenosis
What different types of lower back pain do people experience?
Lower back pain manifests with a wide range of symptoms, so it’s different for everyone. Lower back pain ranges from:
- Mild to severe
- Sudden to gradual
- Occasional to persistent
To help determine the best treatment approach, your doctor determines if your pain is acute or chronic, and also if it’s mechanical or radial.
- Acute: the pain comes on suddenly and lasts temporarily
- Chronic: your pain tends to appear gradually and last for more than three months
- Mechanical: localized pain from spinal muscles, ligaments, joints, or bones
- Radial: your pain radiates down the buttocks and legs
What treatment options are available for low back pain?
Paragon Physical Medicine uses a variety of treatment approaches based on your diagnosis. We offer spinal adjustments, acupuncture, and physical rehabilitation at our practice.
Your doctor makes these physical adjustments to your back to help realign your spinal structures. Spinal adjustments are the “back-cracking” treatment chiropractors are known for, and many people with lower back pain find relief thanks to this treatment.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment using thin needles to stimulate healing. Practitioners believe the needles help restore the body’s flow of qi, or life force.
With targeted exercises, our Paragon team can help you stretch overused muscles, increase your range of motion, and build lower back strength. He can also provide postural and ergonomic guidance for work and home.
If you’d like to explore treatment options for your lower back pain, contact Paragon Physical Medicine online or over the phone.