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Lower Back Pain Specialist

Active Rehab Clinics

Sports Injury Specialist located in Park Ridge, IL & Bucktown, Chicago, IL

Lower back pain is extraordinarily common — at any given time, around 31 million Americans have lower back pain. At Active Rehab Clinics, Tony Zemlinsky, DC, and his team use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to evaluate your condition and create a customized treatment plan that alleviates your pain and helps you return to your regular activities. Call the office in Bucktown, Chicago, or in Park Ridge, Illinois, or schedule a consultation online today to get personalized treatment for your lower back pain.

Lower Back Pain Q&A

What causes lower back pain?

Your lower back absorbs the weight of your upper body and absorbs shock with every step you take. As a result, it’s under a lot of physical stress that increases your risk of injury and can exacerbate structural abnormalities or degenerative conditions. 

Many issues contribute to lower back pain, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Compression fracture

You can also develop lower back pain from an injury such as a sprain or a strained muscle. 

Lower back pain is a symptom of sciatica. Sciatica is a group of painful and disruptive symptoms caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. You might also have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hips or legs. 

When should I talk to a chiropractor about lower back pain?

While everyone has a sore back every now and then, persistent pain is a sign of a problem. If you have lower back pain that persists for more than a few days or if your pain becomes more severe instead of subsiding, you should make an appointment at Active Rehab Clinics. 

You should also seek care if you sustained an injury while playing sports or in an automobile collision. Signs of nerve damage such as tingling or numbness also need attention from a medical professional.

How is lower back pain treated?

Active Rehab Clinics begins with a thorough examination. In addition to reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history, your provider completes a biomechanical analysis that includes cutting-edge technology-based testing such as Physimax motion-capture technology and Optojump gait analysis.

After diagnosing and evaluating your condition, Active Rehab Clinics creates a holistic, personalized treatment plan. Depending on your needs, your program could include:

  • Deep and shallow water therapy
  • Dynamic ground-based exercises
  • Open chain exercises
  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy

Active Rehab Clinics might also recommend custom Plantiga AI orthotics to correct your gait and biomechanics. Their goal is to treat the underlying cause of your lower back pain to deliver long-lasting relief. 

Call Active Rehab Clinics or make an appointment online today for expert, holistic treatment for your lower back pain.