Lower Back Pain

Affected by Lower Back Pain? Find Out How We Can Help.

Lower back pain is a common complaint and is estimated to affect approximately 31 million American adults every year. The pain may be dull and uncomfortable or sharp and disabling, either occurring sporadically or persisting on a chronic basis.


According to the American Chiropractic Association, lower back pain represents the most prevalent cause of disability around the world and the number one reason for missing work.


Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives, whether as a result of an underlying health condition or an injury. Regardless of its cause, chiropractic care is available to help reduce and eliminate lower back pain using natural, non-invasive techniques.


It is important to see a chiropractor for lower back pain, whether mild or severe. Lower back pain can present differently from person to person. Though symptoms may vary, the most common include:



  • Tenderness

  • Stiffness

  • Limited range of motion

  • Pain that radiates into the lower extremities

  • Discomfort when sitting

  • Pain when walking or standing for long periods of time

It may be difficult for the average person to detect the cause of his or her back pain. In most cases, it is caused by an acute or repetitive stress trauma. Examples include slip-and-fall accidents or chronically poor posture, which can result in a slipped or bulging disc.


Lower back pain can also be caused by lifting something heavy or straining the connective tissues of the back during strenuous activity. Less commonly, lower back pain may be symptomatic of a more serious health condition, such as arthritis, scoliosis or spinal stenosis.


Risk of developing lower back pain only increases with age. However, lifestyle factors increase the chances of developing low back pain, including:



  • Obesity

  • Smoking

  • A sedentary lifestyle

  • Heavy physical workload

  • Pressure on the brainstem from misaligned vertebra

  • Body imbalance due to a misaligned spine


At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg, we see patients with low back pain nearly every day. We use a natural, non-invasive approach to align the upper vertebrae of the spine near the base of the skull.


We believe that the health of the atlas and axis vertebrae is closely connected to the rest of the body. By repairing the alignment of the upper cervical area, we can help alleviate the source of low back pain, rather than merely covering up the symptoms.


If you live with lower back pain on a frequent or chronic basis, help is available. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation so we can help you live a pain-free life.