Lower Back Pain


Chiropractors located in Barrington, IL

About 80% of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The pain varies in intensity and may be the result of an acute injury, or it may develop over time. Whatever the nature of your low back pain, consult the experienced chiropractors at ChiroFit, located in Barrington Illinois, for help. ChiroFit provides manual adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and physical therapy exercises to relieve pain and get you back to work and daily activity. Call the office for an appointment or use the online booking agent.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Why is low back pain so common?

Most low back pain is acute and short term, meaning it comes on suddenly and is resolved within a few days or weeks. The pain may feel sharp and intense or subtle and tingly. It may be at its worst upon waking in the morning or when you sit for long periods.

You might be vulnerable to low back pain because of:

  • Age-related changes of the spine
  • Sedentary living
  • Weight gain
  • Genetics
  • Occupational risk factors
  • Poor posture

Men and women are equally vulnerable to low back pain.

What are some causes of low back pain?

People with chronically “bad backs” generally have a lot of scar tissue present. Any time they bend or twist the wrong way, their backs seem to give out. For most people, the movement isn’t the problem. It’s the fact that the damaged joints are always under extra pressure and are physically incapable of moving the correct way.

Muscle or ligament sprains and strains are by far the most common reasons a person suffers low back pain. Other possible causes include:

  • An accident
  • Herniated discs
  • Disc degeneration
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injury

Skeletal irregularities, arthritis, and certain diseases may cause chronic low back pain.

How does a chiropractor help with low back pain?

Most low back pain occurs due to repetitive stress placed on the spine as a result of inefficient moving patterns or direct trauma. The spine, discs, and nerves become injured causing irritation, inflammation, and pain.

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts based founded on the belief that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system -- especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body. The spine transmits all forces through the body to create power, speed, and coordination. Without full range of motion in the spine, we would not be able to perform at our fullest potential.

Chiropractors offer spinal manipulation and mobilization, which involve hands-on adjustments to stimulate the spine and surrounding tissues. ChiroFit’s doctors also place a lot of value on rehabilitation and teach you how to work with your own body to stimulate healing through physical therapy.

The only way to help prevent low back pain in the long term is to correct and retrain your body to be able to move safely and efficiently. Physical therapy helps optimize your posture, strengthen your core, improve range of motion, and improve flexibility. The Chiropractors at ChiroFit not only alleviate acute pain, but they make it less likely you’ll experience pain in the future.