Lower Back Pain Specialist

Active Health Clinics

Chiropractic Clinic & Regenerative Medicine located in Fort Dodge, IA

Lower back pain is a frequent source of discomfort and for many people, severely physically limiting. If you have lower back pain that’s reducing your quality of life, the team at Active Health Clinics in Fort Dodge, Iowa, can provide effective therapies to help you live a more active, enjoyable life. Book your appointment today by calling the practice, or use the online tool to schedule a consultation.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

How is lower back pain treated?

If your lower back pain is severe, mild pain doesn’t clear up within a few days, or you have chronic back pain, you should visit Active Health Clinics to find out what’s wrong. They specialize in:

  • Regenerative mesenchymal stem cell injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Chiropractic manipulation techniques
  • Supportive braces
  • Active release techniques (ART)
  • Massage
  • Muscle mobility and stretching
  • Traction tables
  • Ultrasound and electrical stimulation therapy

They also offer innovative regenerative medicine or mesenchymal stem cells to promote new tissue growth.

What causes lower back pain?

There are many causes for lower back pain, most of which involve some kind of musculoskeletal injury or degeneration.

Acute lower back pain is often due to strained muscles or other soft tissue injuries. These typically cause an instant flare of pain at the moment the soft tissue overstretches or tears. 

These types of injuries can be caused by using unsafe lifting techniques, poor posture, overexertion, or moving awkwardly.

Other problems that cause lower back pain include:

  • Falls and accidents
  • Arthritis
  • Ruptured or herniated spinal discs
  • Scoliosis (curved spine)
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine)
  • Osteophytes (bone spurs)

Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis cause chronic back pain, but acute injuries can also lead to chronic pain developing if they’re left untreated. 

How can I prevent lower back pain?

The best way to prevent lower back pain is to look after your back. Regular wellness chiropractic care and exercise are essential to keep your spine flexible and strengthen the surrounding muscles. You should also do core strengthening exercises, so you use your abdominal muscles rather than letting your back take the strain.

Bad habits like slumping can cause back pain, and if you’re overweight, that puts extra strain on your back, so thinking about correct posture and maintaining a healthy weight are good ways to ease the strain on your back. Learn how to lift safely, and don’t overstretch or overexert yourself by going beyond your limits.

For the prompt and effective resolution of lower back pain, call Active Health Clinic today, or book an appointment online.