Lower Back Pain

Accelerated Medical

Regenerative Medical Center located in Medical District at the base of the Summit, Elko, NV

On an average day, around 31 million Americans experience lower back pain. If you have lower back pain that interferes with your life, contact the health care professionals at Accelerated Medical in Elko, Nevada. Accelerated Medical provides a holistic, patient-focused approach to lower back pain, combining therapies to reduce your pain and heal the underlying condition. Call Accelerated Medical, or schedule a consultation online today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Many factors contribute to lower back pain, including disease, degenerative conditions, and injuries. Some of the most common causes of low back pain include:

Muscle problems

Often, a strained muscle is the root cause of your back pain. You might have overdone it at the gym or hurt yourself when you moved that heavy box at work. You might also have a muscle spasm or trigger point from a compressed nerve or muscular imbalance.

Spine problems

A wide variety of spine problems cause back pain, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis

These conditions cause inflammation and structural abnormalities that can compress the nerves that pass through your spine and spread through your body. 

Diseases

Additionally, diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia, spondylosis, and spondylitis can cause lower back pain. These diseases cause inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints of your vertebra and can interfere with your mobility and quality of life. 

Sciatica is also common in those with low back pain.

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is the collective term for the symptoms caused by sciatic nerve compression. In addition to low back pain, sciatica includes pain that radiates down one or both of your hips and legs. You might have numbness, tingling, or electrical sensations. Sciatica can also include weakness, lost balance, and mobility problems. 

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

Accelerated Medical offers comprehensive exams and consultations to evaluate your back pain. The health care providers use spinal and postural screenings to learn more about the condition causing your pain.

Your provider at Accelerated Medical reviews your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history, and checks your spine, muscles, and connective tissue for signs of injury or disease. When necessary, they use imaging studies like X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. 

What are the available treatments for lower back pain?

Accelerated Medical providers create personalized treatment plans to heal the condition causing your back pain and alleviate your pain. They take a holistic approach to wellness and combine a custom-selected group of therapies to address your needs. 

Some of the treatments that your back pain program may include are:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Hydromassage 
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation (e.g., ultrasound, cryotherapy, muscle stimulation)
  • Corrective exercises
  • Custom orthotics
  • Regenerative medicine, such as mesenchymal stem cells or platelet-rich plasma
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Nutritional counseling

If lower back pain is interfering with your life and keeping you from work, school, or other activities, call Accelerated Medical, or make an appointment online today.