Low Back Pain Specialist

Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation

Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Naperville, Aurora, Wheaton, Geneva, Downers Grove, Warrenville, IL

Most people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. The pain can be debilitating and chronic, affecting your ability to function daily. At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, pain management specialist Dr. Bill Buchar believes you don’t have to just tolerate back pain or treat it with medications. Residents of Warrenville, Illinois, and the surrounding area can take advantage of minimally invasive therapies that relieve pain and restore function. Call the office or book an appointment online to find out how you can reduce or eliminate low back pain

Low Back Pain Q & A

Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation

What symptoms of lower back pain suggest I should seek treatment?

Low back pain is common, but should not be ignored. Seek a consultation and treatment if your low back suffers any of the following:

  • Dull, aching pain that’s accompanied by muscle spasms and limited mobility
  • Pain that radiates to your buttocks, legs, and feet, which is called sciatica
  • Pain that worsens after long periods of sitting
  • Pain that improves with changes in position
  • Pain that’s most acute in the morning

What are the causes of low back pain?

Lower back pain can result from a one-time injury or trauma. You may have lifted a heavy object or twisted while lifting, or you may have suffered a fall or sports injury that caused your pain.

Low back pain may be acute and last just a few days and resolve on its own. In many cases, however, low back pain is chronic and may be due to one of the following:

  • Chronic poor posture
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Spinal stenosis, which is narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Facet syndrome, or inflammation of specific spinal joints
  • Degenerative disc disease

How is back pain diagnosed?

Proper treatment for your lower back pain requires an accurate diagnosis of its cause. At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, Dr. Buchar carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history, evaluates your range of motion, and orders imaging tests to get a better idea of the root cause of your pain.

What are the treatments for lower back pain?

Dr. Buchar creates a customized treatment plan that takes into account the cause of your back pain, your lifestyle, and your goals. It may involve physical therapy, bracing, and rest. Depending on your individual needs, he may recommend stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma therapy to stimulate your body’s own self-healing.

He offers chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy to ease discomfort as well. If muscle tension and knots are responsible for your pain, he may recommend trigger point injections to give you immediate relief.

If you have low back pain that interferes with your quality of life, call Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation. Or you can book an appointment online for an accurate diagnosis and a customized, drug-free treatment plan.