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Lower Back Pain

Randall Thompson, DC -  - Chiropractor

Miami Spine Clinic

Randall Thompson, DC

Chiropractor located in Miami, FL

One of the most common issues that adults face is lower back pain which affects up to 80% of men and women at some point. For effective and reliable lower back pain relief, see chiropractor Randall Thompson, DC, in Miami, Florida. At Miami Spine Clinic, Dr. Thompson offers chiropractic care, noninvasive therapies, and rehab to relieve back pain. To book an appointment, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can be caused by any type of trauma or irritation to the lower back that injures the joints, muscles, or ligaments of the spine. Back injuries can occur due to:

  • Poor posture
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Work-related injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Sports injuries
  • General wear-and-tear

As a chiropractor, Dr. Thompson is trained to diagnose and treat most causes of lower back pain. If you have a serious lower back problem that requires alternative care, like medication or surgery, Dr. Thompson refers you to a specialist in Miami.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

To diagnose lower back pain, Dr. Thompson begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam. He asks about your symptoms and what activities or movements make your pain worse. Next, Dr. Thompson performs a series of orthopedic tests to assess the joints, muscles, and ligaments in your lower back.

If you've experienced trauma or have severe pain, Dr. Thompson offers in-office X-rays or can refer you to an imaging center for an MRI. Based on your exam, Dr. Thompson determines your diagnosis and explains treatment options. Most types of lower back pain resolve within two to six weeks, especially when treatment begins at the earliest sign of pain.

How do chiropractors treat lower back pain?

Chiropractors treat lower back pain using a variety of natural and noninvasive methods. Dr. Thompson offers:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Soft tissue therapy, like massage and trigger point release
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Physical rehab
  • Nutritional therapy

Your treatment plan is developed to address your unique symptoms and lifestyle so you feel better as quickly as possible.

Do I need surgery for my lower back pain?

In most cases, surgery is not needed to relieve lower back pain. If your pain doesn't start to improve after a trial of care lasting two to four weeks, Dr. Thompson can provide you with a referral to an orthopedist for additional treatment. Chiropractic care can complement other treatments and is safe for use before and after surgery, if indicated.

Find relief from your lower back pain by booking an appointment at Miami Spine Clinic online or by phone now.