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Low back pain

Why do I have Low Back Pain?

Low back pain--Pain in the lumbar spine can come from many different sources in the body, and chiropractic care is the preferred first treatment for most back injuries.  We treat both acute and chronic low back pain with a variety of techniques, from deep tissue trigger point massage to spinal decompression, as well as gentle manual spinal adjustments to the involved joints to increase range of motion and decrease pain.  At Union County Chiropractic Clinic, located in Maynardville, we are experienced in treating back pain from youth all the way through the golden years, and have developed a successful track record with non-surgical low back pain cases.  A large part of the formula for getting back pain under control is therapeutic exercise to strengthen and stretch the soft tissues that attach to the spine. Dr. Johnson is an expert in designing home rehabilitative exercise programs to keep recurrent problems at bay, and is located conveniently in Maynardville, to serve all of Union County.

Union County Chiropractic Treatments for Low Back Pain

Low back pain can come from the spinal joints where the bones come together, the discs that form the cushioning between the vertebrae, the muscles and ligaments that attach to the spine and cause movement, or simply due to improper posture and the strain of everyday living.  At Union County Chiropractic, Dr. Johnson will perform a thorough consultation including history, examination, and X-rays (if needed) of your lumbar spine to determine the causes of your low back pain, and then design a custom treatment plan to manage your symptoms.  Often electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, traction or massage are incorporated into your treatment to help deal with pain quickly, as you go through a treatment trial, typically consisting of 6-10 visits to determine your response to chiropractic care.

Back Pain is Different, Body to Body

Because each body is different, and the causes of pain are so numerous, it is essentially important to understand the root cause of the pain before undergoing treatment.  Sometimes MRI study is warranted to determine the extent of damage or pathology in the lumbar spine, but rest assured that no treatment plan is undertaken without clear and careful analysis of your problem, and a clear, goal-oriented plan outlined for your case to truly understand the root of your low back pain. If referral to another health care provider is warranted, Dr. Johnson works closely with specialists in the greater Knoxville area to make sure that you get the help you need, even if it isn't necessarily conservative chiropractic care.

You don't have to live with low back pain as a life sentence.  Call our Union County office, located in Maynardville, to find out what can be done to get rid of your pain today!

Other Symptoms We Treat at Union County Chiropractic Clinic:
Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

Upper back Pain

Hip Pain

Knee Pain

Foot Pain