Lower Back Pain Specialist

Willis Wellness Group

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Florence, SC

In the United States, approximately 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. If you’re suffering from lower back pain, see Ray Willis, DC, and his team at Willis Wellness Group. Located in Florence, South Carolina, the team has a decade of experience managing and eliminating lower back pain with natural, noninvasive methods. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

Why does my lower back hurt?

Lower back pain can come from any of the anatomical structures in your lower back, including:

  • Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral discs
  • Spinal joints
  • Spinal nerves
  • Muscles and ligaments surrounding your spine

Each cause of lower back pain will have its own type of pain. It can range from soreness and achiness to sharp, shooting pain, to numbness and tingling. Your provider will ask about the type of pain you’re experiencing in order to determine which anatomical structures are causing it.

What conditions can cause lower back pain?

Various conditions can affect your lower back, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Intervertebral joint dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated discs

The health professionals at Willis Wellness Group are experts in treating lower back pain, and they’ll do everything possible to help you get rid of your pain and regain your mobility.

How is lower back pain diagnosed?

Lower back pain is diagnosed after a consultation, physical exam, and any other needed tests. Your provider will begin your consultation by asking about the location of your pain, what it feels like, and any movements that worsen your pain.

Your provider will then examine your lower back, first measuring the range of motion of your spine, and then assessing the strength and flexibility of the muscles in your back. Your provider will also perform additional orthopedic tests to assess your joints and their level of mobility.

Based on the results, your provider will give you a diagnosis and outline a treatment plan to relieve your pain.

How is lower back pain treated?

For mild to moderate cases of lower back pain, the health experts at Willis Wellness Group utilize conservative, noninvasive treatment methods, including hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and chiropractic care.

If appropriate, your provider may incorporate rehabilitation exercises and spinal decompression therapy to improve the strength and flexibility in your lower back. As you progress, your provider may recommend at-home exercises to help you recover more quickly.

To get relief from your lower back pain, book an appointment online or over the phone with Willis Wellness Group today.