Lower Back Pain Specialist

Kathryn C. Riley, DC

Chiropractor located in Mountain View, CA

Kathryn C. Riley, D.C., treats patients with lower back pain in and around the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, CA. As a Mountain View, CA, chiropractor, Dr. Riley performs adjustments and provides other chiropractic care for lower back pain, including corrective exercises, lifestyle advice and massage therapy, in addition to spinal and postural screenings.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What is Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain occurs below the ribcage, in the lumbar section of your back. Pain the lower back can be intense, sometimes preventing you from standing, sitting, walking or moving comfortably. 

There are two general types of lower back pain: acute and chronic. Acute low back pain is short-term, lasting a few days to a few weeks. Acute back pain usually goes away with home remedies or chiropractic care. Chronic lower back pain lasts 12 weeks or longer, and persists even after you receive treatment. Chronic pain in the lower back requires advanced treatment.

How Common is Low Back Pain?

Lower back pain is very common, according to the National Institutes of Health, affecting eight out of 10 people at some time in life. Low back pain is the most common cause for work-related disability and a major reason people miss work.

Can Chiropractic Care Treat Lower Back Pain?

Yes, chiropractic care treats lower back pain safely and effectively. Chiropractic treatment helps both acute pain in the lower back and chronic lower back pain. Your chiropractor may use a combination of treatments for low back pain, including:

  • Spinal manipulation and adjustments that realign the bones of the spine
  • Corrective exercises to strengthen muscles and correct irregularities that can lead to pain
  • Lifestyle advice to help you avoid activities that may aggravate your lower back
  • Massage therapy that increases blood circulation, reduces localized swelling and relaxes muscles

Chiropractic care starts with state-of-the-art spinal and postural screenings to determine the cause of your lower back pain. Doctors may not always be able to find the source of back pain but these advanced diagnostic tests will help your chiropractor create an individualized treatment plan that safely and effectively treats your lower back pain.

 

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