Lower Back Pain Specialist

Jayme Gawith, DC -  - Chiropractor

Wellness One Chiropractic

Jayme Gawith, DC

Chiropractor located in Wichita, KS

Eighty percent of Americans report experiencing some level of low back pain during their lives; it’s also the primary driver behind missed work days. Dr. Jayme Gawith, the chiropractor at Wellness One Wichita, specializes in treating low back pain in Wichita, Kansas. Through state-of-the-art equipment and evidence-based science, Dr. Gawith can have you moving freely in no time at all. Call or book an appointment online to address your low back pain.

Lower Back Pain Q & A

What is low back pain?

It’s no exaggeration to say that your back does all of the heavy lifting for your body, which is what makes it so prone to injury, degeneration, and pain.

This incredibly complex structure of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and cartilage is responsible for your mobility. It also protects one of your most valuable structures: your spinal canal, which is the main conduit for your entire nervous system.

It follows, then, that when any of the integral parts of your spine are compromised, it can create issues from mild discomfort to debilitating pain that interferes with your daily activities.

What are the causes of low back pain?

Because the structure of your back is so complex, low back pain can originate in several places, such as in the muscles, the discs, the joints, the nerves, or the ligaments. The most common causes of back pain are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Acute injury
  • Overuse injuries
  • Degenerative disc disorders
  • Ruptured discs
  • Ligament sprain or muscle strain
  • Joint decay
  • Spinal stenosis

The snowball effect further complicates low back pain. For example, if you have a herniated disc, the soft tissue surrounding the area is often compromised as it works overtime to protect the affected disc.

To get to the bottom of your low back pain, Dr. Gawith performs a thorough exam before recommending a treatment plan.

How is low back pain treated?

Good chiropractic care starts and ends with your spine; by correcting misalignment, Dr. Gawith returns your spine to its intended position, which relieves the pressure on certain areas of your back, alleviating your pain.

Dr. Gawith uses several therapies to relieve your low back pain that may include:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • ProAdjuster® technology
  • Ice and heat therapies
  • Heat ultrasounds
  • Physical therapy

Often, a combination of these therapies works best.

What is the ProAdjuster and how can it help low back pain?

The ProAdjuster addresses soft tissue problems that accompany low back pain by first analyzing the problem. It measures the mobility of your back by sending a light force into your spine and analyzing its response, and the response determines whether that area of your spine is too fluid or too rigid.

Once the problem is identified, Dr. Gawith uses the instrument to deliver percussive force to trigger points in your low back that restore proper joint function. The force applied by the ProAdjuster is not painful and is a great alternative to painful thrusting or manipulation.

To learn more about how you can address your low back pain, call Dr. Gawith or book an appointment online.