Low Back Pain

by Dr Calhoun | October 19th, 2009

If you have Low Back PainDr. Calhoun, Cedar Park Chiropractormay have the treatment answer. Chiropractic is used by many patients with low back pain.  In fact, millions of patients with low back pain seek the services of a chiropractor to help relieve their pain in other areas of the body as well.

Why Consult a Gonstead Chiropractor?

Dr. Calhoun specializes in the Gonstead Technique, a gentle, effective, and time-saving approach to treat your low back pain.  Gonstead Chiropractic is a drugless, non-surgical system of health care. One important principle of chiropractic involves returning motion to the spine. Recent research shows that when someone has restricted spinal motion—when the spine doesn’t move as well as it should it can cause severe back pain. Gonstead Chiropractic emphasizes specific spinal adjustments as a means of correcting spinal joint restrictions and relieving pain, treating disc injuries, improving alignment and posture, and promoting health and wellness.

Dr. Lynn Calhoun of Calhoun Chiropractic Wellness Clinic in Cedar Park has 26 years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of low back pain conditions including but not limited to:

  • chronic low back pain
  • spinal joint restriction syndromes
  • facet joint sprain
  • sacroiliac sprain
  • disc injuries that don’t require surgery
  • stenosis
  • acute low back pain
  • back sprain injuries

Before deciding which specific spinal adjustments to use to treat your condition, Dr. Calhoun will do a thorough examination to diagnose the specific cause of your pain.

When you come in for your first appointment complaining of low back pain, Dr. Calhoun will evaluate your spine as a whole. He will check your neck, mid-back, and low back. It’s important to examine the entire spine because even though it’s just your low back that hurts, other regions of the spine may be affected.

Dr. Calhoun will determine areas of restricted joint motion, disc injury, muscle spasm, and ligament injury. One way Dr. Calhoun does this is through motion and static palpation of each vertebral unit in the spine. Motion and static palpation is an examination by means of movement and touch. Dr. Calhoun will feel for lack of mobility, tenderness and tightness. He will also analyze how you walk-your gait- and look at your posture. Those details will help Dr. Lynn Calhoun understand your body mechanics and how well your spine is working and moving.

The chiropractic examination includes orthopedic exam, neurological exams and history. Dr. Calhoun may also have you get imaging tests in order to help him diagnose the cause of your low back pain.

All this information helps Dr. Calhoun construct an exact treatment plan to properly treat your low back pain.

The exact treatment plan depends on your diagnosis.  Dr. Lynn Calhoun of Calhoun Chiropractic Wellness Clinic of Liberty Hill looks forward to helping you achieve a pain free life. Call 512 689-9864 today!

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