Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Treatment with Your Urbana, IL, Chiropractor

Most of us have suffered from lower back pain at some point in life. Even children are susceptible due to sports, playgrounds, and desks at school. Though it’s a common issue, that doesn’t mean you must push through it alone. Learn how our team at Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic in Urbana, IL, can help below. 


Lower Back Pain Causes

No matter what you do each day, your lower back plays a role. Every time you bend, lift, walk, sit, turn, or drive involves participation from your lower back. Your posture while sitting and standing can negatively impact your lower back, leading to misalignment, herniated discs, and more. Other potential causes of lower back pain include:

  • Repetitive or improper lifting
  • Overuse of muscles
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Injuries from sports, car accidents, slips and falls, and more
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Smoking
  • Non-supportive or high-heeled shoes

As you can see, there is no limit to things that can cause lower back pain, so lower back pain treatment has to be customized to the individual. 

Treating Your Lower Back Pain

When you visit our team, we focus first on finding the source of your pain. This is essential because, without addressing the source, you are simply putting a bandage over it. That means the pain will continue and likely worsen over time.

Once the source is found, we will develop a treatment plan that will both address it and provide relief from your symptoms now. Often, this includes providing adjustments, as they are essential to restoring and maintaining proper alignment to your spine. When misalignment is present, it can put unnecessary pressure and strain on muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

As many cases of lower back pain involve the muscles, we utilize soft tissue therapy. This not only relieves tension but also pulls healing nutrients and blood to the target site, allowing for natural pain relief and optimal healing.

Aside from these and other chiropractic techniques, our team also provides guidance and recommendations for stretches, exercises, and more that you can use in your daily life. For example, if weight issues contribute to your lower back pain, we provide nutritional and exercise recommendations to help. If posture or improper lifting plays a role, we’ll provide guidance to make the necessary changes to enhance your recovery and prevent pain in the future.

Achieve Relief from Lower Back Pain with Your Urbana, IL, Chiropractor

Back pain doesn’t have to be a normal part of your life. Let us help you achieve relief by scheduling an appointment with our team at Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic by calling (217) 367-3333.

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  • "Dr. Mark is great. He has helped me twice with a pinched nerve. Last year I was in so much pain I could barely walk. He takes the time to explain the treatment. Everybody in the office are very friendly and helpful. Always enjoy discussing Purdue and the Illini. Love the Illini Treatment Room!"
  • "I am lucky to have been in the care of both Doctors Paunicka for several years. Their care has allowed me to continue to walk and even dance!! My husband's spine surgeon approved and recommended Dr Paunicka! For the pain in my neck, back and lower back, I know that they will be able to help me. Having been to others, I can most highly recommend them to all!!!. My sincere thanks for the wonderful care!! It has saved my life!!!"