Lower Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Whether you're a weekend warrior/athlete, a working parent pressed for time, or a professional, it is likely you have experienced low back pain. Pain that radiates in your lower back is fairly common, with a range of treatable causes. If you experience low back pain and live/work in and around Elko, NV, Dr. Wade Taylor and Dr. Shannon McKinney of Accelerated Medical can help identify and treat the cause of the pain in and around your lower back.

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Muscle/Ligament Strain

A strained back muscle or ligament – which can happen from improperly lifting heavy objects, overusing your back, etc.,  can cause pain and stiffness, which can limit mobility as well.

Disc Problems

Spinal discs provide cushion for your spine's vertebrae. These discs can bulge or become herniated, which can cause back pain.


  • Osteoarthritis refers to a kind of degenerative joint disease that can impact the joints of the spine, causing stiffness, discomfort, pain, and a reduced range of motion.
  • Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes one's bones to become brittle and weak, which makes the bones quite vulnerable to breakage/fracture. Osteoporosis is a condition that makes the spine susceptible to compression fractures.

Spinal Stenosis

This refers to a narrowing of your spinal canal, adding pressure to the nearby nerves, which can cause lower back pain and related symptoms.

Skeletal Irregularities

Certain conditions or disorders, i.e., scoliosis, may cause an abnormal spinal curvature that creates discomfort or pain.

Lifestyle Issues –

  • Poor Posture can lead to strained muscles/ligaments in your back.
  • Obesity, especially for those who have a BMI >30, can add stress and overuse to the muscles and joints in your lower back.

Lower Back Pain: Symptoms

Lower back pain is common. The pain associated with this type of condition can range from mild discomfort to pain that is quite debilitating and severe – as follows –

  • Chronic Aching/Dull/Radiating Pain.
  • Stiffness.
  • Muscle Spasms.
  • Reduced Range of Motion.
  • Tingling/Numbness/Weakness.

Lower Back Pain: Treatment Options

Accelerated Medical providers create customized treatment plans which may include one or more of the following chiropractic care options-

  • Spinal Decompression
  • Massage Therapy/Hydromassage
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (e.g., Ultrasound, Cryotherapy, Muscle Stimulation)
  • Corrective Exercises
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Lifestyle Advice/Nutritional Counseling

Contact the Leading Elko, NV Chiropractor for Lower Back Pain Relief

You don't have to give up an active Elko, NV lifestyle because you experience intermittent, temporary, or chronic lower back pain. Contact Dr. Taylor, Dr. McKinney, or a member of the Accelerated Medical staff at (775) 753-7387 or online. We look forward to customizing a lower back treatment plan to help relieve or eliminate your lower back pain.

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