Lower Back Pain Chiropractor in Kansas City
Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.
Research shows that 80% of individuals will experience low back pain at some point in their life, and up to 40% in any one year. Acute low back pain is oftentimes a result of chronic dysfunction presenting as acute pain. Chronic low back pain can be a result of cumulative trauma from repetitious movements or positions. Common activities that may cause low back pain are bending and twisting movements, sitting for prolonged periods, lifting heavy objects, or traumatic events such as falling.
Lower Back Pain
Low back pain can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Some common symptoms include:
Sharp, pinpoint pain that may feel like a catch
Generalized dull achy pain
Shooting pain traveling from the low back down the leg into the foot
Decreased low back range of motion.
Pain while sitting for long periods
Treatments for Lower Back Pain
Exact treatment of lower back pain in Kansas City can depend on the type of injury. It is common for low back pain to result from lack of mobility elsewhere in the body, whether it be from the ankles, mid-back, or pelvis. Treatments such as Active Release Technique, Graston, FAKTR, and Dry Needling can be incredibly beneficial for decreasing muscle tightness and improving mobility in these areas. The doctors at F.I.T. will also assess core and hip stability to address any underlying dysfunction that may be contributing to your low back pain. Techniques like DNS and FAKTR can be incredibly beneficial for improving stability in these regions and restoring proper function to the joints.
Our Treatment Process
Our doctors and chiropractors use research-based techniques and evidence-based functional testing to test and treat low back pain. Our treatment process corrects any muscle imbalances and tissue restrictions that may be contributing to low back pain.
Our thorough evaluation will assess mid-back, low-back, hip and ankle mobility, dynamic core and hip stability, and proprioception to create a personalized treatment program to not only rehabilitate injury but also contribute to improved sport specific performance.
Possible Treatments for lower back pain
For other treatment options, check out our service for physical therapy for lower back pain.
Active Release Techniques
Our Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) in Kansas City is the leading soft tissue therapy to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
The Chiropractic Graston Technique is one of the leading instrument assisted soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
I have lower back pain in my right side. Is chiropractic treatment right for me?
Lower back pain is one of the areas that chiropractors specialize in and can offer a variety of treatments to address the pain you are experiencing.
What are the causes of lower back pain?
Lower back pain can stem from a variety of underlying chronic dysfunctions or acute traumatic movements. With a thorough evaluation from one of our Kansas City chiropractors, we can address the specific issues that are leading to your back pain and guide you through a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
Are there lower back pain stretches I can do between visits?
Yes, our chiropractors will equip you with stretches and exercises that address your lower back pain which you can do in between your visits to enhance the healing process.
are you suffering from low back pain?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.