Low Back Pain

Offered in Colleyville, TX
Low Back Pain

Low back pain can affect your everyday life at work and home. You may even have to call in sick if you have debilitating pain. At Integrated Counseling and Wellness in Colleyville, Texas, Kyra Gutierrez, DC, offers treatment for low back pain to help you return to your normal routine without any level of discomfort. Call the friendly office staff today or book an appointment online.

Low Back Pain Q & A

What is low back pain?

Low back pain affects the lower portion of your spine. It can result from conditions that affect your:

  • Bony lumbar spine
  • Ligaments around your spine and discs
  • Discs between your vertebrae
  • Muscles in your lower back
  • Spinal cord and nerves
  • Internal organs of your pelvis and abdomen

Though low back pain is common, it doesn’t have to be. The Integrated Counseling and Wellness team offers a thorough evaluation to identify the root cause of your pain. They can also determine if you have an acute or chronic condition.


What causes low back pain?

Low back pain can occur from making the simplest movement, like reaching for a plate on a shelf or bending over to pick up your dropped keys. It can also arise from a car accident, sports injury, or a fall. 

In addition, conditions linked to low back pain include:

  • Scoliosis
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Genetic deformity
  • Degenerative disc disease

If you’ve had back pain for more than three months, your condition is diagnosed as chronic.


What are the symptoms of low back pain?

Common low back pain symptoms include:

  • Dull ache
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle spasms in your pelvis, hips, or lower back
  • Difficulty walking
  • Struggle to stand up straight
  • Pain when sitting

Low back pain can be mild or severe. It can also be acute or chronic. The Integrated Counseling and Wellness team can address your condition, no matter your symptoms or the consistency of your pain.


How is low back pain treated?

Dr. Gutierrez is an expert in chiropractic care, using advanced, diversified techniques to relieve your low back pain.

She offers the Activator Method®, which uses a special instrument to provide adjustments. In addition, she uses the Thompson chiropractic technique, which involves making adjustments to the table to control the chiropractic adjustment. She is also an expert in the Active Release Technique® (ART) to resolve soft-tissue disorders.

During your initial visit, the Integrated Counseling and Wellness team learns about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle habits to help determine the best treatment for you.

To schedule an appointment, call the office today or use the convenient online scheduler.