Low Back Pain

Welcome to Hermann Wellness: Your Solution for Low Back Pain

Understanding Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. At Hermann Wellness, we specialize in diagnosing and treating low back pain to help you regain your quality of life.

Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

Muscle or Ligament Strain: Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.

Bulging or Ruptured Discs: Discs act as cushions between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine. The soft material inside a disc can bulge or rupture and press on a nerve.

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back. In some cases, arthritis in the spine can lead to a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord, a condition called spinal stenosis.

Skeletal Irregularities: Conditions such as scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, can lead to back pain, but generally not until middle age.

Pain-Generating Areas

Understanding the specific areas that can generate pain is crucial for effective treatment. Here are some key pain-generating areas

Facets: These are the small joints located between and behind adjacent vertebrae. Facet joint pain is often described as a deep, aching pain in the lower back that can radiate into the buttocks and thighs.

Sacroiliac Joint: The sacroiliac joint connects the lower spine to the pelvis. Dysfunction in this joint can cause pain in the lower back and buttocks, and sometimes in the legs.

Disc Injuries: Discs are the soft, rubbery pads between the vertebrae. When these discs are damaged, they can cause significant pain. Common disc injuries include herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.

Sciatic Nerve Problems: Sciatica is a condition where the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the legs, is compressed or irritated. This can cause sharp, shooting pain, numbness, or tingling down one or both legs

Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

At Hermann Wellness, our chiropractic care focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Our approach includes:

Spinal Adjustments: Realigning the spine to improve function and reduce pain.

Physical Therapy: Exercises and stretches to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine

Modalities: Physical therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation or EMS, ultrasound, diathermy may be used to reduce inflammation and normalize muscle tone.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is good for reducing chronic pain and involves inserting small needles into the skin. Acupuncture treatment is not painful. 

Lifestyle Advice: Guidance on posture, ergonomics, and activity modifications to prevent further injury.

Why Choose Hermann Wellness?

Experienced Professionals: Our team of chiropractors has extensive experience in treating low back pain.

Personalized Treatment Plans: We create customized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

Holistic Approach: We focus on treating the root cause of your pain, not just the symptoms.

Contact Us:

If you’re experiencing low back pain, don’t wait to seek help. Contact Hermann Wellness today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

Phone: (309) 663-2423  

Email: forms@hermannwellness.com  

2415 East Washington Suite F Bloomington, Illinois 61704

At Hermann Wellness, we’re committed to helping you live a healthier, pain-free life. Let us help you find relief from low back pain and get back to doing the things you love.