Lower Back Pain Specialist

Renova Medical Center -  - Integrated Medical Center

Renova Medical Center

Integrated Medical Center located in Columbia, MO

It’s estimated that approximately 80% of people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, lower back pain so common that it’s the leading reason for missed work in the United States. At Renova Medical Center we have a number of treatments that can help you move about freely again, without pain. If you’re in Columbia, Missouri, call or book an appointment online.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

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What constitutes the low back?

While your back encompasses a large area of your body, your lower back takes up surprisingly little space. This small area is responsible for most of the heavy lifting and mobility in your body. The lower back, or lumbar region, consists of:

  • Five vertebrae
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Joints
  • Nerves

Each of these works in concert to support your upper body, to provide you with mobility, and to provide a passageway for your nervous system to other parts of your body. In other words, your lower back is incredibly hard working and, because of this, it’s also susceptible to injury or disease.

What causes lower back pain?

Your lower back is working constantly. Even when you’re sitting still, it's working to support your upper body. When you’re moving about, your lower back coordinates both upper and lower body function. Because of this ambitious workload, your back can cause serious health issues, including:

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Herniated disks
  • Trauma
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Compression fractures

How is lower back pain diagnosed and treated?

During your first visit at Renova Medical Center, the first order of business is getting to the bottom of your pain. To do this, we perform a physical exam and uses imaging technology to get a glimpse of what’s going on inside, which includes X-rays.

Once we diagnose the source of your problem, we tailor a treatment plan to relieve you of your pain, which includes:

Vibration therapy

Vibration therapy is a technique to stimulate your muscles in a relaxed position, lessening the strain and allowing the vibrations to do the work. By gently working your muscles, you increase your stability, taking the strain off your lower back.

Spinal adjustments

At the core of chiropractic care is the spine. To help your lower back pain, we gently manipulate your spine to correct misalignments that may be blocking your body’s natural resources from functioning properly.

Spinal exercises

If the muscle in your back isn’t pulling its weight, the strain on your lower back can lead to pain. We show you exercises that strengthen your lower back and increase your stability and balance.

If lower back pain is keeping you from enjoying your life, call Renova Medical Center, or schedule an appointment using the convenient online booking tool.