The lower back, or lumbar spine, supports most of the weight of the upper body. It provides everyday motions such as bending and twisting. There are several things required to maintain a healthy back. These include proper spinal alignment, good posture, proper breathing, and a strong core. If one or more of these requirements falter, lower back pain will eventually develop.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981, First Health Associates’ Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients a safe, effective, non-surgical approach for lower back pain relief. Our Arlington Heights chiropractor team treats an array of conditions. We have successfully provided patients lower back pain relief for more than 35 years.
The foundation of chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment frequently administered as a lower back pain treatment. A recent article (Apr 2017) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association clearly stated that “spinal adjustments helped improve pain and function for people with lower back pain or lumbar pain”.
Proven Effective – Chiropractic for Lower Back Pain Relief
Chiropractors provide one of the best non-surgical and noninvasive approaches for lower back pain relief and other spinal and joint issues. An excerpt from an article published in the Harvard Health Newsletter (Feb 2015) states: “A recent review concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation may be helpful for back pain, migraine, neck pain, and whiplash.” Our Arlington Heights chiropractor team is highly qualified and should be the first health care provider you see for lower back pain treatment. This is because they receive the most extensive training in spine care compared to other health care providers. They specialize in realignment of the spine. They are the most qualified to properly perform spinal adjusting treatments that will successfully relieve and resolve lower back pain.
Safe, Effective – Chiropractors for Lower Back Pain Treatment
During your initial visit, our Arlington Heights chiropractor team performs a thorough assessment of not only the lower back, but other parts of the body that often impact it. They will assess your posture, breathing pattern, flexibility, and how well you can activate and stabilize your core. They will also assess your bending and movement habits to see if these are contributing to your lumbar pain.
Once the cause of your lumbar pain is determined, our Arlington Heights chiropractor team will develop an individualized treatment plan. Treatment often includes a variety of manual therapy and adjusting techniques. These are utilized to restore alignment, flexibility and strength to the back and surrounding areas, and ultimately provide lower back pain relief. They will also teach you key exercises to improve posture, breathing, core strength and bending habits. Strengthening weaknesses in these areas helps correct the cause of lower back pain and helps prevents its recurrence.
First Health’s Integrative Approach to Treating Lumbar Pain
In addition to employing chiropractic for back pain, First Health offers an array of non-surgical low back pain treatment options. Our low back pain doctor is trained in Physiatry, a non-surgical medical rehabilitation specialty. Medical physician Dr. Jason Gruss is a fellow in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been helping patients suffering from neck and lower back pain for more than 13 years.
Acupuncturist Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) is also on staff. Dr. Zhu taught acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in China for 23 years before immigrating to the U.S. Dr. Zhu virtually wrote the book on acupuncture for low back pain. Often, our Arlington Heights chiropractor team will work together with these disciplines offering you the greatest chance for a non-surgical low back pain solution.
Since 1981, First Health’s Arlington Heights chiropractor team has been working closely with both our on-staff medical physicians and local medical physicians to provide the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Our experienced Arlington Heights chiropractors are highly and uniquely trained to locate, diagnose and provide lower back pain treatment.
Conveniently located off I-90, near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.
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