Back Pain Specialist

Greater Lowell Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Centers located in Lowell, MA & North Andover, MA

If you have back pain, you’re among the 80% of adults who experience back problems in the United States. To get effective relief and return to your normal activities pain-free, see John Broderick, DC, Patricia Tamburro, DC, and the team at Greater Lowell Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Lowell and North Andover, Massachusetts. They offer chiropractic care, rehab, soft tissue therapy, massage therapy, and other noninvasive approaches to relieve your pain. Set up a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Back Pain Q & A

Why does my back hurt?

It’s possible to hurt your back through many movements, activities, and conditions, including:

  • Bending and twisting
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Exercising, such as running or lifting weights
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged periods
  • Sleeping in an awkward position
  • Having poor posture
  • Being obese
  • Being pregnant

While some causes of back pain resolve on their own after several weeks, including chiropractic care and rehab into your recovery program can help you feel better faster without having
to miss work or rest for long periods.

What causes back pain?

Any anatomical structure in your back can be a pain generator, including your muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and intervertebral discs. Common causes of back pain include:

  • Low back sprain or strain
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle spasm
  • Intervertebral joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated disc

Low back pain can range from mild discomfort to severe pain that limits your ability to move and perform basic functions, like tying your shoes or walking. To understand the cause of
your pain, see the doctors at Greater Lowell Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
for a thorough exam.

How is back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose back pain, the team begins with a consultation and exam to understand the location and intensity of your pain. During the exam, they focus on checking your flexibility, muscle strength, and nerve function.

Orthopedic exams incorporate a series of movements that may aggravate or relieve your pain. These tests help your doctors to determine the anatomical structure causing your pain. In some cases, you may be referred for X-rays or an MRI to rule out more serious conditions.

How is back pain treated?

The team provides personalized care for all causes of back pain and may incorporate chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, massage, cold laser, vibration therapy, flexion-distraction, or rehab into your treatment plan. The first goal of all treatment plans is to relieve pain,
either through soft tissue therapy, ice or heat, cold laser, or electrical stimulation.

Once you’re in less pain, your doctor may incorporate other therapies, including chiropractic adjustments, to restore motion to the joints in your spine. Rehab stretches and exercises are included as you progress to improve your flexibility and strength.

If conservative care isn’t enough, the team also provides referrals to other specialists in the area for additional treatment.

To schedule an appointment, book online or call Greater Lowell Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today.