Lower Back Pain

Dr.  Joe Piché -  - Chiropractor

Piché Family Chiropractic

Dr. Joe Piché

Chiropractor located in Traverse City, MI

Your lumbar spine — which is the core of your lower back — is an intricate and incredibly complex structure. Its purpose is to provide flexibility and strength by connecting joints, bones, ligaments, nerves, and muscles. Seeking early chiropractic treatment can save you both time and money and get you back to your regular activity level as soon as possible. Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché of Piché Family Chiropractic in Traverse City, Michigan, are trained in realigning the lumbar spine to alleviate disc, nerve, and muscle pain and even prevent future problems. Please call to schedule an appointment to alleviate your lower back pain today.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What are the signs and symptoms of lower back pain?

If your lumbar spine is misaligned, it can put pressure on nerves and discs and cause muscle spasms and pain. Because it impacts all these structures, you might experience:

  • A dull ache in the lower back
  • Numbness, tingling, or sharp, burning pain that extends from the lower back into the buttocks, thighs, or lower legs
  • Pain that’s worse after you’ve been in the same position for a long period of time (either sitting or standing)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking, extending the back to stand straight, or sitting down after standing for awhile

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a consultation with Piché Family Chiropractic.

Is back pain always a result of misalignment of the spine?

No, this isn’t always the case. Another common cause of back pain is flat feet, which Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché can help correct.

Can a chiropractor help if I have failed other treatments?

In many cases, yes, it may help even after other failures. Many treatments are designed to address the symptoms of back pain rather than the underlying cause. Dr. Piché works to correct the misalignment by putting pressure on your nerves and discs, thus providing lasting relief from back pain.

What are the benefits of chiropractic treatment?

There are multiple benefits when you choose to see a chiropractor, including:

  • Safe, effective drug-free treatment
  • Advice for preventing future problems
  • A stretching and exercise regimen you can do at home
  • Cost savings over surgery, medications, and other treatments

Are chiropractic adjustments painful for patients with back problems?

Piché Family Chiropractic’s goal is to reduce your pain, not increase it. The most discomfort you should experience is mild muscle soreness the next day; this occurs as your muscles adjust to a new spinal position. Patients generally report a feeling of relief upon adjustment rather than pain or discomfort.

Do primary care doctors support chiropractic treatment?

Many primary care doctors recognize the benefit of chiropractic treatment in aligning the spine to improve health and wellness. As a matter of fact, many of them refer their patients to chiropractic offices or even work directly with chiropractors in the same office.

In order for your doctor to manage your care, it’s important to let them know which other disciplines are involved in your care. If he or she needs more information, Dr. Joe Piché and Dr. Lea Piché are happy to provide additional information.