Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is extraordinarily common — approximately 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point during their lives. Takura Tela, DC, the experienced and patient-focused chiropractor at True Kings (TK) Healthcare in Rockville, Maryland, can help. Dr. Tela offers personalized chiropractic and wellness plans to relieve your pain and address the underlying conditions causing it. Call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or schedule a consultation online today to say goodbye to lower back pain for good.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What causes lower back pain?

Your lower back not only supports your upper body but also absorbs the force of every step you take. As a result, your lower back is vulnerable to a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated discs
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis

Your risk of developing lower back pain increases if you spend most of your time sitting or if you’re overweight. Physically demanding jobs that require lifting and moving heavy objects also raise your chances of developing problems with your lower back. 

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

  • Almost everyone has a sore back occasionally. Maybe you helped a friend move, overdid it at the gym, or slept in a weird position. Mild pain usually subsides after a day or two of rest and at-home care. If this isn’t the case for you — for example, if your back pain gets worse instead of better or if it persists for more than a few days — make an appointment with Dr. Tela at True Kings (TK) Healthcare. Dr. Tela provides comprehensive exams to evaluate your health and identify the root cause of your pain. 

What are the available treatments for lower back pain?

After assessing your lower back pain and overall condition, Dr. Tela creates a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain, heal the underlying condition, and restore your quality of life. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan could include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Tela uses his hands to apply a controlled force to the joints in your spine, neck, and hips to correct alignment issues that can contribute to your back pain. Many patients report almost immediate relief following a chiropractic adjustment, although others might need more treatments.

Physical therapy

Dr. Tela is also qualified to provide physical therapy. Physical therapy includes exercises and stretches to restore your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Most physical therapy programs are progressive, adjusting to help you continue to recover as you get stronger.

At-home stretches and exercises

Dr. Tela might teach you stretches and exercises to practice at home in between your appointments. At-home care can help maintain your progress through recovery and address postural issues and other imbalances that cause lower back pain.

Lifestyle modifications

Dr. Tela takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. He might recommend lifestyle adjustments to enhance your overall health as well as relieve your pain. 

Call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or make an appointment online today if lower back pain interferes with your quality of life.

Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Tela today


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