low back pain

Low back pain patients are frequently surprised when we tell them that most back pain really comes from the front.

Back pain is epidemic in modern society. Although we assume that "back breaking" physical labor is what it sounds like, we aren't as aware of the back pain that is caused by simply sitting most of the day. Even herniated discs are less common than people think and are often not related to the patients back pain.

We always encourage patients with low back pain to bring any MRIs or other test results they might have. We also perform some basic screening for spinal issues before starting treatment and will refer you out to a physician if we suspect anything that is not myofascial in nature.

However, for most of our patients, we find that trigger points in their hip flexors, abdominal muscles and glutes are the primary cause of their back pain. For