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
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.
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:
- 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Jayme helps me in many ways not just chiropractic adjustments. If I’m experiencing a problem (even gastric issues) he suggests ways to deal with them in a natural way. He is always willing to suggest I see a MD if need be. A most knowledgeable, sensitive man!!
Relieved the pain that was going down my left leg. Moving better today, just as he said. Thanks Herbie H
Dr Gawith always makes time for me and knows my case very well. He also give great at home advice.
ALways works me in. Pleasant and professional. Very knowledgeable and best of all brings me great relief! I've recommended many friends and family here and they are happy too!
I made my appointment for siatic pain. By chance the day I went in I was on day 2 of a fibromyalgia flare up. All over pain, restricted movement in my neck, limited use of my right arm, and difficulty concentrating. When I left the flare up was over. I had minimal pain in neck, maybe a level 2. I felt Dr. Gawith was very knowledgeable, listened, got alot acomplished in the first visit. He gained my respect by not trying to upsell me on things, he did not expect me to commit to 3 times a week visits, or working on one area of pain at a time to get more visits and money out of me. He gave me all over relief in the first visit. I will definitely go back to him and highly recommend him as a chiropractor your can trust and will get results quickly.