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Healing Holistically From Your Lower Back Pain with Our Manhattan Chiropractor

The Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic is home to an experienced and educated Manhattan chiropractor team. Of all the conditions we diagnose and treat, lower back pain is certainly the one we see most frequently. Our patients want answers to this frustrating condition, no matter what their age or health background is. We're proud to offer natural diagnostic and therapeutic services that provide lasting relief and help our patients reclaim their active and productive lifestyles. 

man suffering from lower back pain

The Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

If you have lower back pain that lasts weeks, months, or even longer; you may experience sore, achy, dull, or throbbing pain in your lumbar spine. This may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms such as:

  • Numbness, tingling, pain, and/or weakness in a leg (this is generally caused by a compressed lumbar nerve root; pain is often described as shooting, burning, searing, or radiating)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiffness in the spine
  • Weak core muscles
  • Tight hips and/or shoulders
  • Pain that worsens with prolonged sitting or standing

Lower Back Pain Risk Factors

Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and affects an estimated 70-80% of the world's population at least once in a lifetime. Many factors contribute to its onset, including:

  • Sitting too much (a modern-day health problem)
  • Excessive weight
  • Physically demanding job or hobby
  • Frequent bending, lifting, or twisting
  • Advancing age
  • Trauma or injury (e.g., auto accident, fall, work injury)
  • Genetic factors

Even a past episode of lower back pain can increase your likelihood for another episode in the future...all the more reason to seek care ASAP!

Common Causes of Back Pain

Lower back pain sometimes seems to come "out of nowhere." There may be no clear cause (fortunately, even these "idiopathic" cases respond positively to individualized chiropractic care). But the most common diagnosable lower back pain conditions include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Disc herniation or bulge
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Sciatica (although leg pain is usually the primary symptom)

How a Manhattan Chiropractor Treats Lower Back Pain

We offer various techniques to relieve your lower back pain and keep it from coming back (no pun intended).  These include:

  • A detailed and thorough diagnostic process, including X-rays, physical tests, and personal/family history
  • Spinal decompression
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Custom orthotics
  • Posture and ergonomic retraining
  • Together, these services realign your spine,
  • Reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling
  • Facilitate tissue healing
  • Prevent recurring problems

Is Your Lower Back Pain Disrupting Daily Activities?

To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Sean Sorell or Dr. Scott Iversen now, call Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan KS now at (785) 776-7568