Back Pain

Back Pain

According to the NIH, 80% of adults experience back pain during their lifetime. It is one of the most common job-related disabilities and a leading factor to missed work days.

There are two types of lower back pain chiropractors treat these are acute and chronic lower back pain.

Acute lower back pain happens abruptly and can result from an accident or by lifting something heavy with a weak core and or bad posture. It is also associated with repetitive small traumas (micro traumas) and develop over time. Examples of this can be prolonged sitting, poor posture while lifting weights in the gym or at work at the desk. This type of pain can last for 4 to 12 weeks.

Chronic lower back pain is pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer. It is commonly seen as someone’s “back giving out” once or twice a year. Chronic lower back pain develops from acute lower back pain that is not treated properly becomes a degenerative form of lower back pain.

How Chiropractic care can help: Through a detailed spinal examination, the source of the pain is found and corrected. When the spinal bones are properly aligned pressure is relieved from the spinal cord, and discs.  Healing is promoted causing healthy blood flow, reducing inflammation and improving strength and flexibility.

Common low back conditions treated by Dr. Howard:

  • Sciatica
  • Nerve impingement
  • Acute or Severe muscle spasms of the back
  • Spinal Stenosis


What our clients are saying

Neil Hutton

Dr. Howard is a gift from heaven. I have been under chiropractic care for almost 10 years beginning at our home in NJ. After moving to Reston, it was imperative for my wife and I to find a good chiropractor. I am battling MS and old football injuries and chiropractic is a must. We found Dr. Howard and our prayers have been answered. Thank you Jessica!