Low Back Pain

Low back pain is very prevalent in North America. It is estimated that 80% of the population will suffer from debilitating back pain during their lifetime. It is the second leading reason for people to seek care from their family medical doctor behind flues and colds.

There are many causes of low back pain ranging from the most serious (cancer) to the least serious (muscle strain). The pain experienced in the low back may come from muscle, bone, ligament, disc, joint, or a referred pain from the organs of the abdomen. Because the causes of low-back pain are so varied, it is critical the cause of the pain be determined in order to receive the appropriate care. Dr. Douglas is qualified by education, experience and scope of practice to diagnose the problem and direct the appropriate care.

For low back pain caused by muscle strain or joint misalignment or dysfunction, chiropractic care has been shown to be the most effective form of care. Where it is helpful in achieving your recovery goals, our integrated approach in treating the cause of back pain also draws on the specialties of massage therapy, exercise rehabilitation and work with our personal trainer.

The care can be directed through the three stages of healing: acute care (pain control), corrective care (rehabilitation) and supportive care (prevention/maintenance care). It is important that care be followed through to completion in order to achieve maximum benefit.

Dr. Bryan Douglas is a chiropractor treating conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and disc injuries in Emporia.
Dr. Bryan Douglas is licensed as a chiropractor in the State of Kansas.

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