Low back pain is a common issue for Americans and affects about 80% of adults at some point in their lives. Conservative and noninvasive solutions to low back pain are available from the integrated medicine team at Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California in Camarillo, California. Led by chiropractic and regenerative medicine specialist Allan Laird, DC, the team offers a diverse array of treatment options to meet your needs. Learn about low back pain treatment options by calling or scheduling a visit online.
Any type of injury or irritation to the lower back, either from trauma, general wear-and-tear, habitual activities, or aspects of your lifestyle can cause low back pain. Common causes of low back pain include:
To determine the cause of your pain, the team asks questions about the location of your pain, movements that make it better or worse, and any history of trauma to your back.
In order to diagnose low back pain, the team begins with an extensive consultation and physical exam. The team understands that back pain may be the last symptom to appear when your back is injured, so they take steps to identify the root cause and provide long-lasting results for better low back function and health overall.
During your consultation, the team asks about the location of your pain, when it occurs, and activities that improve or worsen your symptoms. For your exam, the team measures the range of motion of your spine and checks the flexibility, muscle strength, and nerve function in the muscles of your lower back, hips, and legs. Additional orthopedic tests may be included to assess the health of the joints in your spine.
If necessary, X-rays or an MRI may be ordered to rule out more complicated causes of low back pain. Based on your exam and any imaging, the team diagnoses the cause of your pain and outlines a treatment plan to help you.
To treat low back pain, the team develops a comprehensive plan based on your diagnosis. They begin with different therapies aimed at relieving pain and inflammation, including chiropractic care, physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy, spinal decompression therapy, and nutritional counseling.
Once your pain has decreased and you’re regaining mobility in your lower back, the team incorporates exercise therapy and other active treatments to restore strength and flexibility in your back. By following a progressive approach, the team can get you out of significant pain and help you return to normal through conservative and natural methods.
Ongoing treatment and rehab exercises, either in the office or at home, can also help maintain your progress and prevent recurrence of pain and flare-ups of old injuries.
To schedule a visit, call or book online at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California.