Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

The majority of training in chiropractic colleges focuses on identifying and treating lower back problems.  Lower back problems serve as one of the most popular problematic conditions many individuals face.  Only chiropractors are completely trained with the correct skills and knowledge to identify and treat lower back conditions.

Dr. Kaput uses safe and noninvasive treatments to help many patients manage their low back pain and equips them with the necessary tools to help their care extend beyond a spinal adjustment.

Identifying The Cause

The first step in fixing any problem is to identify the cause or causes.  Once Dr. Kaput consults and identifies your causes, he can design an individualized treatment plan to eliminate the pain and help the patient achieve and maintain their goals.

Many individuals suffering from low back pain have a combination of the following:

  • A history of physical activities causing spinal stress
  • Damaged spinal biomechanics
  • Improper firing patterns of spinal musculature
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Poor postural habits
  • Vertebral subluxations
  • Weak spinal musculature

Causes of Low Back Pain

There are several tissues that can produce low back pain.  However, the exact tissues affected can be difficult to determine and thus many patients are said to suffer from nonspecific low back pain. While the specific tissues cannot be easily identified, Dr. Kaput has seen multiple patient cases involving the same type of causative factors such as vertebral subluxations or poor posture.

Common events leading or contributing to the development of lower back pain include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Ergonomic practices at home and in the workplace
  • Excessive repetitive torsal movements
  • Exposure to vibratory forces
  • Foot abnormalities
  • Incomplete rehabilitation of past injuries
  • Lack periodic spinal checkups
  • Physical inactivity
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Poor posture
  • Presence of lumbar spine subluxations
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Scoliosis
  • Smoking

Structures which are often the source of lower back pain include:

  • Lumbar and pelvic muscles and ligaments
  • Lumbar and sacral spinal nerves
  • Lumbar facet joints and joint capsules
  • Lumbar intervertebral discs
  • Sacroiliac joints

The Treatment

Chiropractic medicine has been proven to be effective in treating low back pain.  It is completely safe and natural and offers patients a homeopathic option to feeling better.  The best part about chiropractic treatment is that it addresses the underlying cause of low back pain as opposed to just treating the symptoms.

Dr. Kaput’s main treatment plan is spinal adjustment.  This therapy is noninvasive and consists of gentle applied force into the affected regions of the spinal column.  Spinal adjustments allow pain to be eliminated, range of the motion in the spine to increase, reduce tissue inflammation, reduce the recurrence of old injuries, and decrease muscle tension and spasms.

Other Therapies

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Kaput suggests a wide variety of other alternative medicine practices that are both safe and natural and help you to feel your very best.

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Hot and cold compresses
  • Low back stabilization exercises
  • Massage, trigger point therapy, and acupressure therapy