AC Spine & Wellness Center
Integrated Wellness Center located in Lawrenceville, GA
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons adults are forced to miss work. If debilitating back pain is causing you to call in sick, contact the Atlanta area lower back pain specialists at AC Spine & Wellness Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Dr. Jeanette Altieri, Dr. Louis Cavallo, and their knowledgeable staff have helped numerous back pain sufferers return to their normal everyday activities and live pain-free lives.
Lower Back Pain Q & A
What causes lower back pain?
Sometimes, the simplest activity or movement, like bending over to pick up dropped keys, can cause sudden lower back pain. Other times, painful muscles or stiffness in your lower back are the result of a sports injury, minor car accident, or fall. A lifetime of poor posture can cause back pain, too, as can obesity or ruptured disks in the spine.
Lifting heavy objects and moving furniture are other common causes of injuries that result in low back pain. Twisting your body while lifting an object may also result in an initial sharp pain that becomes more persistent if left untreated. Intense pain in your low back may also be a sign of an internal ailment, such as kidney stones or an infection.
Experts believe that as many as 80% of Americans experience some type of back pain symptoms every year. If left unchecked, back pain could become continual and debilitating. Dr. Cavallo and Dr. Altieri recommend identifying what is causing your low back pain as soon as possible, and to seek treatment so it doesn’t worsen over time.
What are common lower back pain symptoms?
Although it varies, common back pain symptoms include:
- Dull, achy feeling in the lower back
- Muscle spasms in the pelvis, hips, or low back
- Tightness or stiffness
- Difficulty standing up straight
- Difficulty walking
- Pain when sitting down
Is it possible to treat low back pain without medication?
There are a variety of lower back pain treatment options that don’t require you to take medication. In fact, most pain can be alleviated with natural methods. Dr. Altieri and Dr. Cavallo specialize in treating all types of lower back conditions without medication.
Once they determine the cause of your low back pain, Dr. Altieri and Dr. Cavallo treat spine-related symptoms using a gentle, hands-on approach that is safe for adults and children. Returning your spine to its proper alignment will help you get long-term relief from back pain, rather than just masking symptoms with medication.
Additional therapies at AC Spine & Wellness Center that help relieve low back pain include:
- Trigger point therapy
- Physical rehabilitation
- Corrective exercises
- PTLMS (Pettibon Tendon Ligament Muscle Stimulator)
- Back braces
- Massage therapy
- Heat therapy
- Ice therapy
- Physical Therapy
Chiropractic adjustments combined with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques restore your back to its healthiest state. Call the office or schedule your consultation online today so you can be on the road to recovery as soon as possible.