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Lower Back Pain

By July 1, 2015February 9th, 2016Back Pain, Blog

Chanhassen_low_back_painDr. Ben Knight, your Chanhassen low back pain doctor, can help you feel young again through expert chiropractic care regarding back pain, disc issues, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis.

In order to improve your overall health and take away the pain, your Chanhassen low back pain doctor needs to know your medical history. Then he performs a physical examination and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine your problems. Armed with expert knowledge of the body and its systems, your Chanhassen low back pain doctor can then perform safe, gentle, and neurologically-based instrument adjusting. These hands-on, controlled, sudden force adjustments are used to align your body’s musculoskeletal structure. With special focus on your spine, the doctor works to restore mobility to injured joints as well as to relieve pain in your muscles and connective tissues. The great thing about chiropractic care is that it’s all natural– no surgery or medications are needed as your body actually heals itself due to the adjustments. It’s no wonder that so many people choose to see a chiropractor to deal with their low back pain issues.

Disc problems also plague many people. Spinal discs are thick rings that attach to the top and bottom of your vertebra. Their function is to ensure flexibility of your spine as well as protect your spinal cord and provide shock absorption. When they have small tears or have degenerated to the point where bone spurs have formed, disc problems will cause you pain.

Dr. Ben Knight, your Chanhassen low back pain doctor, can diagnose your disc problems with a physical exam which may or may not need x-rays or a MRI to check for specifics. Treatment involves chiropractic spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercise.

When pain, weakness and/or numbness is felt going down your leg from your back, you may have sciatica. It’s typically due to a spinal disc herniation pressing on one of your lumbar or sacral nerve roots. Meanwhile, runners often get plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Both sciatica and plantar fasciitis can be helped by Dr. Ben Knight, the Chanhassen low back pain doctor who cares and wants to help you heal.