Lower Back Pain Specialist

Coastal Healthcare Partners

Medical, Rehabilitation, Chiropractic located in Palm Coast, FL

Lower back pain is close to inevitable since, at some point in time, 80% of adults experience it. Often, lower back pain goes away on its own, but if it becomes chronic, you may need chiropractic and integrative medical intervention from Dr. Michael Osbourne, and the team at Coastal Healthcare Partners in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orange City, Florida. If lower back pain is preventing you from living a more active lifestyle or making it a challenge to perform daily tasks, natural chiropractic care, and other noninvasive therapies can reduce pain and help you regain mobility. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to help relieve your lower back pain.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Normal wear-and-tear that comes with age causes the majority of lower back pain symptoms. The general term for this type of joint degeneration is spondylosis. Other mechanical causes of your low back pain could be:

  • Herniated discs, or ruptured discs that put pressure on a nearby nerve
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration, or the deterioration of discs between your vertebrae
  • Sciatica, or compression of your sciatic nerve
  • Radiculopathy, or pressure on a spinal nerve root
  • Sprains and strains of ligaments, tendons, and muscles 
  • Traumatic sports injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of your spinal column
  • Skeletal irregularities like scoliosis 

In addition to mechanical problems that lead to chronic low back pain, you could also have an underlying condition such as arthritis or osteoarthritis that cause inflammation and joint stiffness in your spine. Osteoporosis, a progressive bone disease, may also lead to lower back pain and loss of strength. 

When should I seek treatment for lower back pain?

If your back pain doesn’t go away after a few days of rest and ice, or if you’re not sure why you’re suddenly experiencing lower back pain, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with Dr. Osborne at Coastal Healthcare Partners. She evaluates your symptoms and determines the underlying causes of your pain, so you can get the treatment you need. Also, if your back pain gets worse at night, or spreads down into your legs, don’t wait to seek treatment. 

Car accident injuries or sports injuries are another reason to seek treatment for lower back pain. You don’t want to wait until your symptoms become unbearable or chronic. If you’re in an accident, it’s best to seek treatment sooner rather than later. 

How does a chiropractor treat lower back pain?

Your treatment at Coastal Healthcare Partners depends on the underlying cause of your pain. Dr. Osborne creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs. Because Coastal Healthcare Partners is an integrative health care clinic, the team takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating your back pain. Your personalized plan may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Stem cell injections
  • Acupuncture 

Dr. Osborne may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, to alleviate added stress on your spine. 

If you have back pain that doesn’t seem to be getting any better despite your at-home care efforts, schedule a chiropractic exam at Coastal Healthcare Partners today.