Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain can have many different causes Disc herniations, Facet Syndrome, spondylolisthesis, or a pinched nerve are common diagnoses. However, they are exactly that, a diagnosis or a list of symptoms many times looking only at pain. While having an accurate diagnosis can help, having a thorough movement assessment to find the root cause of why this symptom/diagnosis happened. A movement assessment of the low back along with the hips and thoracic spine will help identify the reason the back is being overloaded and then the doctor can create a specific treatment plan for you.
How KCR can help!
At Kalamazoo Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, you will be taken through a thorough medical history and full body assessment to make sure you receive a proper diagnosis. In most cases, treatment will begin on your first visit once we decide that conservative care (i.e. without the use of surgery, drugs, or injections) is right for you.
A majority of muscle, joint, and nerve pain can be resolved quickly -within days to weeks- with a proper movement assessment and treatment strategy. If your pain changes while moving, this is typically a sign that movement can help resolve your current problems.
Dr. Kopp uses a combination of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) to assess and treat both the back pain and the function of the spine, hip, and foot to keep this pain from coming back.
Once we have found a movement or movements that decrease your symptoms and improve how your body is functioning, you are on the way to living life the way you want! If your condition is something we are unable to treat in the office, Dr. Kopp will know within the first few visits. He will then recommend the correct medical provider that can find a solution for you.