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Low Back Pain Treatment in Farragut & Loudon, TN

Low back pain will significantly impact the lives of nearly 80% of Americans. It is the leading cause of lost time from work and impacts more and more people at younger stages of life. Our current lifestyle, dominated by sitting, is perhaps the most common and ignored cause of low back pain. Repetitive motions and positions, even if not sitting, are very hard on the discs, joints, muscles, nerves, and ligaments in the lower back.

Low back issues are predominately progressive, meaning that they get worse with time. This is why it is so imperative to strategically support and strengthen the damaged area. Pain will often resolve; however, compensated mechanics and unresolved functional issues will usually lead to accelerated deterioration, increasing pain levels and chronic inflammation, which can ultimately impact your ability to be mobile and enjoy life. Unresolved low back issues eventually cause your legs to become weaker, triggering pain and balance issues.

$49 New Patient Low Back Pain Screening

  • Consultation
  • Exam
  • Doctor’s Report of Findings
  • 1st Adjustment
  • X-rays if necessary
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How Our Low Back Pain Care Plan Works

In-Depth
Discovery

Not everyone is the same, and cookie-cutter approaches usually fail. Through in-depth conversation and state-of-the-art examination processes, we will reveal the fundamental, underlying root cause of your problem.

Lasting
Results

We know that if we can empower you with understanding and equip you with strategy, we can collectively create long-term results. Our doctor/patient co-participant results system achieves success when other systems fail.

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Your Destiny

When you have ample health, the whole world wins. Your destiny and ability to live it matter to us. We want you to thrive in all things that matter, and your health is a crucial part of unleashing your God-given potential.

How We Treat Low Back Pain in Farragut & Loudon, TN

We take a comprehensive approach to treating low back pain. This utilizes different steps and techniques to address your low back pain condition as it is unique to you and your total health.

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

Our consultation and exam are designed to find the root cause of your low back pain. Recognizing that masking the pain with medication is not a long-term solution, we will learn what really needs to be done to heal the damage. Whether we observe how you get in and out of a chair, how you walk, which muscles are dormant, how compressed nerves are, or how damaged your spinal discs are, we will get to the bottom of things.

We will ask questions to learn about your history and what may have impacted your lower back. Jobs, sports, fitness, accidents, and even nutrition all affect the state of your lower back. We need to learn these things about you in our consultation.

Next, a series of exams will assess your low back loading, flexibility, disc degeneration, muscle balance, nerve pressure, and even spinal alignment to leave no stone unturned in discovering the root cause of your low back issue. Once this is complete, we will consider the need for any imaging.

Digital X-rays

Our office has state-of-the-art digital X-rays right on site. This allows us to assess how much damage there might be, how that damage is affecting things like the discs and nerves, and what possible options are available to help you contend with the issues. X-rays can often be used when following up to determine the level of recovery a patient is making. Pain is only one indicator of spinal health. Objectively seeing and monitoring the spine with imaging is a way to know exactly how things are progressing.

The use of X-rays is not taken lightly in our office. We only take the minimum number of views needed to do our best work, and digital advancements minimize a patient’s radiation exposure.

Specific Chiropractic Care In Farragut & Loudon, TN

Imagine your jaw wasn’t completely broken or dislocated; however, it was misaligned enough to change the symmetrical way your teeth connect with every bite. A subluxation in your spine is just like that. The only thing that is worse with spinal subluxation is that it occurs very close to our nerves, which have an essential job to do. Subluxations in your lower back can come slowly over time due to a repetitive job or acutely due to an obvious issue like lifting wheel barrels full of dirt. Either way, the subluxation affects the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerves. These all work as a unit, so the whole “symphony” is out of tune when one is impacted.

Subluxations often exist below the radar before they “announce themselves publicly with pain.” The issues that can result from low back subluxations are:

  • Pain
  • Limited Mobility
  • Disc Bulges
  • Disc Herniations
  • Sciatica
  • Leg Pain
  • Groin and Testicular Pain
  • Hip pain
  • Walking Difficulty
  • Foot Drop
  • Pelvic Organ Dysfunction

Chiropractic is the best choice for low back pain, as proven in several medical studies and published journal articles worldwide. Patient recovery and satisfaction levels with chiropractic are greater than those for massage, PT, exercise, acupuncture, and all pharmaceutical use. This is because chiropractic addresses low back pain at the root cause level, while others focus more on masking the pain.

Custom Therapeutic Exercise Plan

Since muscles, ligaments, joints, bones, and nerves are all intricately connected, the most successful long-term approaches to lower back pain must involve proper muscle activation. Most people are familiar with the phrase ‘core exercise,’ but that is often too vague and not specific enough for a person with damage in their lower back. A particular exercise that may help one person may be very detrimental to another.

Our custom exercise prescription approach will ensure we’re targeting the proper areas and that you won’t be doing anything to harm yourself. As much as we are fans of Google and YouTube, it is often too generic and not the best resource for lower back pain relief tips.

Spinal Decompression

Contrary to popular belief, most low back pain is a result of an unstable joint. The lower back is functionally a stabilizing part of the body and not as much for large global motions like the hip or shoulder. Decompression may have a role in unique low back cases; however, it may take ligaments needing stability and create further laxity. If spinal decompression is the right approach for you, we will recommend the most reputable places in the area for you to seek this type of care.

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Shepherd of the Lake Loudon, TN
Shepherd of the Lake Loudon, TN
2024-05-10
Been going to Courtley for 22 years . Excellent chiropractic
Brenda Ortman
Brenda Ortman
2024-05-05
Both doctors are excellent and the entire staff is very friendly. I’ve already seen improvement halfway thru my program!
Mark Spear
Mark Spear
2024-05-02
Great doctors and staff, recommend to anyone who wants to live a full & active life!
Michael Wilinski
Michael Wilinski
2024-05-01
Courtley Chiropractic is a very friendly and timely run office with a great staff that makes you feel like family! I would highly recommend them to anybody that has any discomfort or pain
Jackie barnes
Jackie barnes
2024-04-25
Very attentive doctors have worked with me to better my health and well being. Also, the friendly staff I’ve ever encountered.
Linda B
Linda B
2024-04-24
Everyone super friendly, I'm in maintenance, so in and out in about 5 min. Good discussion and X-rays first visit.
David Springer
David Springer
2024-04-24
We love Courtley chiropractic! They have all been very good to our family! Best chiropractor in Knoxville!
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Common Causes of Low Back Pain in Farragut & Loudon, TN

There are several reasons that you can be experiencing low back pain. Knowing these potential causes may help you identify why you are experiencing low back pain that would require chiropractic care.

Bulged Lumbar Discs

A disc is like a water balloon that sits between each of the bones in your spine. It is commonly injured and damaged in the lower back. The disc has an outer wall that is a series of concentric fibrous rings, and the center is like a marble with jelly all around it.

When a disc bulges, the outer fibrous rings of the disc weaken in a certain spot. The inner pressure of the disc can no longer be contained equally, and the weakened disc wall begins to bulge beyond its normal perimeter.

Herniated Lumbar Discs

A herniated disc is a more pronounced type of disc damage in which the inner jelly actually breaks through the weakened and damaged outer fibrous wall. This herniation may touch on a nerve and the pain can be severe.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Picture a brand new grape picked off the vine. This is analogous to a healthy disc. Now, picture the grape slowly dehydrating and becoming like a raisin. This is what happens in degenerative disc disease.

Properly addressing an injured or damaged disc and fostering a recovery always involves dealing with the following:

  • The load on the disc (alignment)
  • The movement of the disc
  • The stability of the ligaments and muscles around the disc

A comprehensive look at the lower back allows us to get great results with pain relief.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis occurs when the amount of space in your spinal column diminishes, and the spinal cord experiences increased pressure. Stenosis can have many different causes. It can come from excessive calcification, bone spurring, subluxation, and direct disc pressure. People often experience continual pain when walking, described as a chronic toothache, and may find relief when they bear some of their body weight on a walker or shopping cart. Spinal stenosis is conservatively managed very well with chiropractic adjustments and exercise protocols for stenosis.

Muscle Strain

Low back muscle strains are a common weekend warrior injury – too much gardening, helping a friend lift something heavy, or even tweaking something at the gym. Muscle strains often feel relatively pain-free at rest but hurt when moving. A compilation of strained low back muscles is the compensated alignment pattern that will usually slow the recovery. Nerve pressure may also result from the compensated alignment. Chiropractic adjustments help facilitate a much faster recovery, and heat or ice will often also be a suggested part of the healing process.

Facet Joint Dysfunction

Facet joints are the joints in your lower back that prevent hyperextension (arching) and create some guidance in the rotation movements. These joints often get damaged in people who do a lot of arching in their lower backs, such as gymnasts and people with weak or damaged abdominal muscles. Chiropractic adjustments are excellent at realigning the facets. We also recommend abdominal and gluteal strengthening to stabilize the facets for long-term success.

Subluxation

A subluxation occurs when the spinal bones misalign and irritate the surrounding nerve system. It can usually be present for quite some time, much like a cavity, without you feeling it. Subluxations are detrimental to the bones, joints, and nerves. Chiropractors are the most highly trained and equipped doctors on the planet to deal with subluxations in the spine.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint Pain)

SI joints are critical as they are the joints that bear the load of your torso and legs coming together. These joints are close to small bony projections that you can feel beside your tailbone. These joints are easy to irritate and subluxate due to the number of movements that they participate in. Pain in this area could feel achy or sharp and will often refer to the buttocks area. Chiropractic adjustments to restore proper alignment and movement in these joints are one of the fastest and most effective ways to recover. Stability exercises go a long way to help stop this from becoming a chronic and recurring issue.

Check Out Our Locations Near You

Farragut
11915 Kingston Pike #100
Farragut, TN 37934

Tellico Village
101 Cheeyo Way
Loudon, TN 37774

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I be worried about lower back pain?

The most appropriate answer is immediately. If you are feeling pain, there has likely been enough damage that you should no longer ignore. Contrary to conventional thinking, passively medicating is not a good choice for low back pain. Long-term success depends on active involvement and doing the right things.

What can I do to relieve my lower back pain in Farragut, TN?

You can see some generic exercises in our videos here; however, the most appropriate thing to do is consult with one of our experienced doctors to determine the exact pathway to recovery from your individual situation.

How do I know if my back pain is serious?

Most back pain is serious. Pain is often an indicator that something significant is happening, and like most pain in the body, ignoring it will usually result in it getting worse.

What causes lower back pain?

Many different things can cause low back pain. Acute things like accidents or heavy lifting are obvious; however, less obvious things like desk work and standing on hard floors are also often culprits.

How should I sleep with lower back pain?

Ideally, you want to find the least painful position and try to get the best quality of sleep you can. Sleep is when the body does a lot of healing, and the quality of sleep will often trump the position. Many lower back pain sufferers prefer a position on their back with a small pillow behind their knees.

How do I tell if lower back pain is muscle or disc-related?

This is a tough one to do on your own. Contracting the muscle without moving any joints or changing position usually isolates the muscle. Discs are most irritated when transitioning positions, and the pain is usually very sharp.

How does a slipped disc feel?

The feeling is usually very sharp, and your body is sensitive when you shift positions. You may often have a sideways leaning posture.

Why won’t my lower back pain go away?

There are many reasons this can be the case. Most commonly, it is that you aren’t addressing the root cause and continually overburdening the back, preventing it from healing.

Can a chiropractor in Farragut, TN, help with lower back pain?

Absolutely. Chiropractic has been proven to be one of the absolute best ways to alleviate low back pain.

What is better for lower back pain: a chiropractor or a massage?

Many studies have proven that chiropractic care is the most effective way to treat low back pain.

When should I see a Chiropractor in Farragut, TN, for lower back pain?

The sooner, the better. The longer an injury is left untreated, the more challenging it can be to recover.

How can you tell if your spine is out of alignment?

If you feel any pain, if you think your range of motion and flexibility is decreasing, if you have chronic repetitive postures at work, or if you sense leg or walking issues, you likely have an alignment issue.

$49 New Patient Low Back Pain Screening

Consultation
Exam
Doctor’s Report of Findings
1st Adjustment
X-rays if necessary

Schedule Your Appointment Today
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