Lower Back Pain

Understanding Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain, also called lumbar spine pain, is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Lower back pain is the most common reason for missed work and second common reason for a doctor’s visit. Lower back pain can affect anyone. Lower back pain can come from the intervertebral joints, facets, disc, ligaments, muscles and nerve roots. Lower back pain can stay at the lower back or travel downward into the buttock, legs, and feet. It can affect one or both legs. Shooting, sharp, tingling and numbness down the legs can accompany more serious lower back pain.

Lower back Anatomy

The lower back is made up of 5 moveable vertebra / spinal bones that are stacked with numerous muscle groups using the lumbar spine as attachment sites. These joints connect at the facet joints. The facet joints are held together by capsules of hard cartilage. There are 5 intervertebral discs / spinal disc that give the joints cushion and flexibility. There are strong, thick ligaments that help hold and support the joints.

Common causes of Lower Back Pain

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Physical labor


Forceful movement



Poor posture -seated, standing.

Desk and computer use

Sleeping position

Sprains or strains




Strenuous exercise

Sneezing and Coughing

Chiropractic and Lower back pain

Research shows Chiropractic Adjustments are a safe and reliable treatment for the Lower Back pain.

Multidisciplinary Approach

At Axe Chiropractic we take a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of lower back pain. A complete examination will be performed to verify the cause of the pain. Proper diagnostic imaging may be ordered to rule out other factors. The first level of treatment will be a customized plan of Chiropractic adjustments, specific exercises and stretches. Chiropractic adjustments usually resolve the issue but if the expected results from the adjustments are not accomplished a referral to our medical doctors may be necessary to assist in the treatment. Axe Chiropractic is one of the few chiropractic offices in DFW that works hand and hand with medical doctors to properly treat and manage spinal conditions and injuries.