Stop Tolerating Back Pain in Overland Park KS

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

Back pain is one of the most common reasons Americans of all ages seek medical treatment and it affects 8 in 10 at some point in their lives. In addition to the ongoing pain, chronic back conditions in Overland Park KS also often result in a decreased quality of life, reduced productivity, lost wages, and more.

What Causes Back Pain in Overland Park KS

There are many different underlying causes of back pain, including, but not limited to, all the following:

  • Spinal abnormalities
  • Sprained ligaments
  • Strained muscles
  • Ruptured disks
  • Herniated disks
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Psychological stress
  • Inflamed joints
  • Sports injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Work injuries

The unfortunate part about many of the conventional medical techniques used to treat back pain is that they do not take into account the underlying causes of the pain and simply seek to reduce it, often with the use of potentially dangerous narcotic pain medications.

Pain medications only mask the problem, and may not even do that in more serious cases, rather than seeking to properly address it. At Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we care for the symptoms and the underlying problem of back pain in each patient with the goal of providing long-term, effective relief.

Types of Back Pain

Just as there is no one single cause of back pain there is no single ‘kind’ of pain.

Acute Lower Back Pain

Acute pain is classified as short-term pain - lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several months, usually directly related to a tissue injury. Those suffering from acute, sudden onset back pain as a result of a sprain, strain, or as a result of an accident can do a lot to improve their condition on their own, making use of techniques let rest, over the counter medication, and remaining active. Should the pain persist for more than a few weeks though, or increase rather than decrease a visit to a chiropractor can help speed healing and provide drug-free pain relief.

Chronic Back Pain

For those dealing with chronic back pain, the long-term use of pain medications rarely results in any significant improvements and a course of chiropractic care is often far more effective.

Unfortunately, not everyone who suffers from chronic back pain can realistically expect to eventually lead a completely pain-free life, even if they undergo invasive surgery, when it comes to their back but chiropractic care in these cases focuses on improving function and reducing pain as much as possible.

Taking a Whole-Body Approach to back pain

At Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture we take a whole-body approach to caring for back pain, creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient according to their symptoms, the underlying causes of their back pain, their progress as treatment continues, and their personal needs.

In addition to chiropractic manipulations, other care options may include acupuncture, stress reduction techniques, personalized exercise plans, and more. As every patient is unique discovering the best treatment for their back pain begins with a personal consultation during which you’ll get a detailed explanation of how chiropractic care works before receiving a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for you.

If back pain is making your life miserable, contact us today for your COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.

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Sciatic Pain

Sciatic pain is a type of back pain affecting the sciatic nerve of the body– the large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Those who suffer from sciatic pain usually feel pain in the leg or rear area that gets worse when sitting. Aside from that, there’s also the burning or tingling sensation down the leg.

For some, the pain brought by sciatica can be severe and excruciating. Though, for others, it can be irritating and infrequent but has the tendency of getting worse.


There’s a reason why our doctors suggest we to practice proper posture at all times. Bad posture can negatively affect the joints of the lower back in a way where it will begin to “lock up.” Whenever this happens, you’ll lose your balance and range of motion. Likewise, when the vertebra doesn’t move properly, it sends pain signals to the brain– this is the main reason why people often say they feel “stiff and sore.”

Sharp Low Back Pain

Whenever it feels like a nerve is being pinched, this will bring a series of sharp pain that travels away from the originating spot. This is one of the most common back pain causes treatable by a chiropractor. A pinched nerve has a number of causes, and it’s important to consult a practitioner as soon as possible in order to determine the problem and help the source of pain.

Pain When Sneezing, Lifting, or Coughing

Whenever we sneeze, we have the tendency to bracing our core for extra support. Unfortunately, whenever it’s done, we unconsciously put extra pressure on the discs of the lumbar spine. In case that the disc is already inflamed or injured, this extra pressure will trigger pain and discomfort.

Numbness and Tingling

Have you ever felt the numbness and tingling sensation on your legs and toes? This could be a sign that the nerves down there are being irritated. Whenever the nerves get compressed, they often send wrong signals to the brain. Wherein, the needles and pins sensation in the soles of the feet is an indication that the nerves are being compressed.

Accidents or Injuries

There are instances where we are required to lift heavy loads, accidentally lift something improperly, fall, or have a sports accident. These are just some of the possible causes where the spine will get injured, causing misalignments in the joints. Fortunately, if diagnosed early, it’s still possible to correct these misalignments and avoid permanent damage.

Repetitive Motions

Try to answer this question: Do you sit for hours? Based on studies, staying in one position for long periods can actually cause degenerative disc disease and pain. The reason behind is that being in one position for several hours places uneven stress on the vertebra of the spine - this causes the body to change the shape of the spine as it tries to adapt.

Likewise, doing one motion over and over again, like vacuuming the floor can also cause strain on the muscles and vertebra, leading to repetitive stress.

Poor Posture

Let’s be honest with ourselves. In today’s world, most of us spend our time looking down at our electronics. Just like what has been discussed earlier, staying in one position is bad for the spine, holding a bad position for long periods can be worse. Just think about it, more and more teenagers are losing the normal curve of their neck because they’re constantly looking down on their devices!

Aside from that, sitting down with a bad posture can negatively affect the curve in the lower back as well. This leads to excessive pressure on the vertebra which causes the discs to misalign and bulge. These bulges apply a significant amount of pressure on the local nerve, and that’s the reason why you’re experiencing excruciating pain shooting down the legs.

Get relief from your back pain with Dr. Tyler Nigus - Chiropractor of Overland Park KS!


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Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture

7295 W 97th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

(913) 953-5959