Over 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives and it can become chronic, lasting for months or years at a time – causing you to lose the ability to do the things you love.
This means that the muscles, joints and discs of the lumbar (low back) spine stop moving smoothly. This causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in the area since some sections of your lumbar spine may be moving too much and others are moving too little. If this mechanical problem occurs near a nerve in your lumbar spine, you may also experience sciatica, or nerve pain, down your leg. In some cases, you may only experience the leg pain without any low back pain.
These tests can show things such as arthritis, joint or disc degeneration, disc herniation or spinal stenosis. These conditions are visible representations of the mechanical problem in your spine and do not automatically mean you need surgery or are doomed to be in pain forever.
Low back pain and sciatica can be safely and effectively treated with chiropractic care and is suggested as a first line treatment option by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Ducat is trained to determine the exact source of your pain, order any imaging (if needed) and determine which blend of treatment will get you out of pain as quickly as possible.
Effective low back pain treatment options Dr. Ducat provides in her office in Bloomingdale, IL can include chiropractic adjustments (or manipulation); physical therapy such as McKenzie Technique, stabilization exercises, stretching or strengthening; soft tissue treatments such as Graston Technique, acupuncture and massage therapy. Since your pain is mechanical in nature, all of her care is geared towards helping you move better, naturally relieving discomfort.
You deserve more than a life full of chronic, debilitating pain. It’s time to get the care you need to life the life you deserve.